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RoyZ
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PostSubject: Beginner Course   Sun May 23, 2010 9:24 pm

Dear all,

Am new in this forum.. and totally new in golf.

I have checked several websites on Beginner course.

Can anyone recommend me instructors/ range/ course, etc?

Thanks lot!
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jurongtiger
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Sun May 23, 2010 9:30 pm

Basically any range would do.

Courses, you have to try Mandai Executive course because:

1) It is short
2) it doesnt require a handicap
3) Beginners of all skill levels are welcomes.
4) you can play with no fear since there are no nasty marshalls to scrutinise your every shot.
5) it is cheap! weekday 9 holes 21 bucks!
6) great place to learn the basics of golf swing, and the dreaded short game!
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Sun May 23, 2010 9:41 pm

for lessons, depends on where you stay and whether you are driving or not.

There are a lot of good instructors around. Let me know if you stay near Keppel. (near Vivocity) I can recommend my golf pro to you. cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Sun May 23, 2010 10:19 pm

What is the going rate for the beginner course? Most likely I be doing it alone...
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Sun May 23, 2010 11:03 pm

Hi Royz,

Welcome here.

There is a list of pros who have been helping out in the forum. Give them a call to check with them their rates for 1 to 1 lessons / package.

See the following link
http://www.golfrepublic.org/ask-the-pro-f17/golf-professionals-contact-details-t767.htm
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RoyZ
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Sun May 23, 2010 11:13 pm

Thank you!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Mon May 24, 2010 10:18 am

Hi RoyZ,

I'm also new to the game, ~1mth. Only been to driving range @ OCC cos its near my place.
I'm going to take lessons from OCC from June onwards, mainly bcos its near my place n I
find their rates reasonable. In addition, for students, they offer free pro tips on every 1,3,5
7-8pm just in front of the academy to correct students on their faults etc. i personally think
this is very good "after-sales" service.

If u r keen, we can sign up @ OCC together. The rates for a group of 4 is slightly under $400,
after their promo 10% + 5% NTUC union member discount. do let me know. santa
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Mon May 24, 2010 10:47 am

Hi Batman,

You may like to enquire at MGK Academy Tel : 6483-8313, The Academy can help you to form a group with other students when possible. I teach at MGK Academy, you can reach me at HP 92961512.

With regards
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Mon May 24, 2010 1:53 pm

Hello Royz and Batman, do go and check out the link missmoon has posted. It contains the contacts of several good coaches and infact one of them is shorthitter and I am taking lessons from him. Do contact him for more information and should you need to ask me anything feel free to pm me.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Mon May 24, 2010 2:00 pm

Hi Jurongtiger,

just to confirm, to play at executive mandai golf course, we do not need any handicap or pc cert? as i also new to singapore golf course and i tot all singapore course need hc or pc.

thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Mon May 24, 2010 2:01 pm

andslm wrote:
Hi Jurongtiger,

just to confirm, to play at executive mandai golf course, we do not need any handicap or pc cert? as i also new to singapore golf course and i tot all singapore course need hc or pc.

thanks.

For mandai no need...even on weekends.....another place you can also look at is Greenfairways.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Mon May 24, 2010 2:08 pm

thanks...
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RoyZ
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Mon May 24, 2010 2:10 pm

[quote="Batman"]Hi RoyZ,

I'm also new to the game, ~1mth. Only been to driving range @ OCC cos its near my place.
I'm going to take lessons from OCC from June onwards, mainly bcos its near my place n I
find their rates reasonable. In addition, for students, they offer free pro tips on every 1,3,5
7-8pm just in front of the academy to correct students on their faults etc. i personally think
this is very good "after-sales" service.

If u r keen, we can sign up @ OCC together. The rates for a group of 4 is slightly under $400,
after their promo 10% + 5% NTUC union member discount. do let me know. santa[/quot


Hi Batman,

Sms me to discuss? 9632-6536. Cheers and looking forward
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jazz
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Mon May 24, 2010 2:33 pm

I think mandai is a gd starter if u r truly a beginner. Ppl there are more tolerant since mostly begineers play there.
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jurongtiger
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Mon May 24, 2010 3:18 pm

Yes sir. No need for handicap/PC.

No dress code, can wear sneakers to play even.

Good course to excercise as you can opt out the trolley and carry your bag for a good 2500 yd

But of course, personal golf ethics do still apply.


andslm wrote:
Hi Jurongtiger,

just to confirm, to play at executive mandai golf course, we do not need any handicap or pc cert? as i also new to singapore golf course and i tot all singapore course need hc or pc.

thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Mon May 24, 2010 6:13 pm

Yes even if playing on a so-called 'micky mouse course' like EGC, please learn and follow basic golf etiquette.

It took my group almost two hours to complete 9 holes last Sunday morning cos two bozos in front of us were hitting three balls each--were beginners or just bad golfers--and stood on the greens after they putted out to add their scores or clean their clubs.

Was tempted to whack a ball with my 3-wood at them just to get them to move, but I remained calm.

No marshalls at EGC can be good & bad.

Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Mon May 24, 2010 8:03 pm

Bro, shld have whack a shot off driver and shout fore. Then again, you'd bring yourself to their level. Just shout out next time yea. I did that before when at EGC.
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jurongtiger
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Mon May 24, 2010 8:42 pm

Well I guess thats the good and bad side of playing in a public course with no marshalls/HCP.

Its a great course for beginners wanting to pick up the game and pick up some experience points w/o having to fork out 100 SGD or spending 4 hrs on the course.

It is especially important for young kids to learn the game at EGC.

However, because of the conditions of the course (you pay for what you get), playing there can be quite frustrated at times, e.g patchy cowgrass fairways and the frequent plugs you get when the ball lands straight into mud.

On the other hand, playing at EGC is really an efficient way to brush up the short game since there are 7 par 3's (which eliminates any complaints of the "fairway" conditions).

Hassle free style - just bring a few pcs of iron/wedge and a putter, a pair of shoes and 90 min later you are free to go back to THE OFFICE! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner Course   Mon May 24, 2010 9:12 pm

Quote :
clarencekim wrote:
Yes even if playing on a so-called 'micky mouse course' like EGC, please learn and follow basic golf etiquette.

It took my group almost two hours to complete 9 holes last Sunday morning cos two bozos in front of us were hitting three balls each--were beginners or just bad golfers--and stood on the greens after they putted out to add their scores or clean their clubs.

Was tempted to whack a ball with my 3-wood at them just to get them to move, but I remained calm.

No marshalls at EGC can be good & bad.

Rolling Eyes

Let me guess ...the bozos are alll well-dressed.aka dress macam pro..and brought their full bag. cheers

PS: It wasn't me
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