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PostSubject: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:55 pm

Why? why? why? Rolling Eyes

How much have you invested in the sport already?
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:00 pm

Not really.....you see, I save money on equipment with longer renewal time window and avoid range...so that I can afford green fees..

but then again, expensive is a relative term...for 140SGD for a 5 hour game , that is is like less than 30SGD per game......way cheaper than if go ' sing song '
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:09 pm

Duval_S wrote:
Not really.....you see, I save money on equipment with longer renewal time window and avoid range...so that I can afford green fees..

but then again, expensive is a relative term...for 140SGD for a 5 hour game , that is is like less than 30SGD per game......way cheaper than if go ' sing song '

Duval ... what sorta karaoke lounge u go to?? tsk ... tsk ... tskkk Suspect
Those I go to, few hours I pay less than S$30 leh & can sing to my heart's content Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:13 pm

Playing with cars is way more expensive. Diving too

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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:26 pm

Anyone into timepieces? That IS expensive. End of day, it is all relative. I am not saying golf is a cheaper sport/hobby than, say, jogging. Of course golf cost more than jogging. Like all things, do within our means. But I guess most folks here enjoy the game to see beyond dollars and sense (pun intended)
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:55 pm

It is the most expensive hobby of mine thus far compared to table tennis, badminton, soccer, computer games, etc...

I have spent approximately in 2 years
- Equipment (clubs+bag): $750.
- Accessories (balls, shoes, tees): $200
- Range balls: $500
- Games: $1500-2000
Total: ~$4000
Monthly: ~$170

For those who play more than once a month, sure lose count.
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:40 am

cos we keep losing balls. haha....

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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:46 am

pocketace wrote:
Anyone into timepieces? That IS expensive. End of day, it is all relative. I am not saying golf is a cheaper sport/hobby than, say, jogging. Of course golf cost more than jogging. Like all things, do within our means. But I guess most folks here enjoy the game to see beyond dollars and sense (pun intended)

yeah! timepieces collecting is way expensive..just started mine...any one else into watches?! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:53 am

i into watches. but not collecting, more into watch making. wakaka.
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:13 am

sunny wrote:
Playing with cars is way more expensive. Diving too

I don't want to play cars ... but I wanna own one!! Can? can?? Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:17 am

taskie wrote:
It is the most expensive hobby of mine thus far compared to table tennis, badminton, soccer, computer games, etc...

I have spent approximately in 2 years
- Equipment (clubs+bag): $750.
- Accessories (balls, shoes, tees): $200
- Range balls: $500
- Games: $1500-2000
Total: ~$4000
Monthly: ~$170

For those who play more than once a month, sure lose count.

Hmmm .... come to think of it. If I list down how much I've spent on my 1st love and this sport....

Think I've spent far more than $5k on my 1st love ..... and increasing!!

Money No Enough ahhhhh White Flag
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:18 am

ToluiAnda wrote:
i into watches. but not collecting, more into watch making. wakaka.

You MAKE them!?! Wow!!! Exclamation
Show off some of your works lehhhhh Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:23 am

Car is a liability and expensive..i would still prefer golf than car

Diving is the next hobby i hope to take it up..hopfully later this year.

Golf can be expensive but it can be manageable...stick to your equipment longer..that is one where people throw in big bucks into..haha !!

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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:32 am

it is not so expensive if you can resist changing clubs thinking tat it will make big difference to you game.

can use the money for equipment for more games
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:33 am

5 hours a week of golf is enough to satisfy most ppl (plus a few hrs/week surfing the net about golf). 5 hrs of computer gaming per week is peanuts (more like 5 hrs on Sat, 5 hrs on Sun, 1-2 hrs on weekdays).
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:49 am

If golf is cheap, we have to book way in advance for a game.
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:38 am

golf can be cheap, buy a wii and play that tiger woods game at home, coaching can be cheap too, get the leadbitter coaching software for wii.

whether you will enjoy it is another matter.

to make a fair comparison, golf is not really that expensive in our region, its not cheap, but not expensive, in the US or Australia, public courses are cheaper but of course, the conditions of the golf course are not as well maintained or have the scenery or designs of the more established and private courses.

golf as a sport/hobby has more potential for making you rich by making social connections, networking, closing business deals than any other sport. so i don't think golf is expensive if you don't want it to be.

but like most things in life, its very subjective and depends on your point of view. to a millionaire golf is not that expensive unless he plays high stakes per game, to a lower income worker, golf would of course be term more expensive, this is relative to their wealth, but golf has become more of a sport that is accessible as oppose to the game that the rich and famous can play only, there's still some sports which i think falls into that category, i think Polo is one of them, even wakeboarding is expensive 80bucks an hr even when shared can rack up 120-160 for a day of wakeboarding fun.

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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:29 am

golfjoy wrote:
Why? why? why? Rolling Eyes

How much have you invested in the sport already?

Too much! and I don't think it will stop anytime soon ... White Flag

In any case, I was talking to my uncle several weeks ago on Golf, at least it is more affordable now as compared to 20 years ago.

New golf sets are more affordable, used sets are more available and better quality, you have options to purchase locally, oveseas or through the internet.

There are public courses and driving ranges, and if you don't mind travelling into JB, many affordable courses there.

We also have forums now, video tips off the internet, lots of information about equipment, rules, technique, tips ... etc

We have access to good fitters who carry a wide range of product for all skill and budget levels, and kakis to talk shop with.

Overall, we are much more fortunate to be picking up the game now as compared to 20 or even 10 years ago.

That being said, all this "big picture" talk still does not take away the pain when having to pay the credit card bill for all the purchases and games ... Sad

For myself, I actually cut down my drinking by 90% when I started Golfing, so saved quite a fair bit of money at the start when it was basically practising at the driving range. However, all that went to pieces after I starting playing games and getting more itchy with equipment.

On the bright side, at least my liver is happier ... Beer

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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:25 pm

think wisely when purchasing equipments... secondhand clubs can save you a bundle too, the same goes to golf balls.

Invest wisely on golf membership (clubs)... especially in land scarce Singapore. End of the day... you gain back what you lose

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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:31 pm

I have to add that ppl staying in Singapore are really blessed to have Malaysia courses to play on. Can you imagine trying to pick up golf in Korea or Japan ?! I hear the green fees are expensive and if im not mistaken most of the courses are member courses. So on a side note I hope that any of my fellow Singaporeans tht go in and "ya ya papaya" (which from what i've noticed is aplenty) maybe showing some humility and appreciation could go a long way ?
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:22 pm

scram wrote:
.... So on a side note I hope that any of my fellow Singaporeans tht go in and "ya ya papaya" (which from what i've noticed is aplenty) maybe showing some humility and appreciation could go a long way ?

very well said... Cheers Jump
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:42 pm

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]quote="scram"]I have to add that ppl staying in Singapore are really blessed to have Malaysia courses to play on. Can you imagine trying to pick up golf in Korea or Japan ?! I hear the green fees are expensive and if im not mistaken most of the courses are member courses. So on a side note I hope that any of my fellow Singaporeans tht go in and "ya ya papaya" (which from what i've noticed is aplenty) maybe showing some humility and appreciation could go a long way ?
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:27 am

I won't start golf if there is no Malaysia....
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:36 pm


Not even talking about going on to the green.

The accessories already cost a fair bit lorr ... cyclops

Shoes - $200+
Skort - $100+ (wah biang ... my working clothes also not so ex lorrr)
Tee - $100+ (what's the diff fr those non-golf Adidas Tees?)
Sunday bag - $152 (think not worth it but need it leh ... bo bian ... BUY!)
Towel - $15 (ah? wat's the diff? special material??? just an additional hanger mahh)

Okie ... just what I as a newbie has discovered mah
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PostSubject: Re: Why is Golf such an expensive sport   Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:45 pm

My friend warned me that golf if you become addicted is going to burn a hole in your pocket. Esp new stuff comes out like equipment you will tend to go look and before you know it, you bought sonething. Mayb an accessory or such. Even things like brollies. 80+ for a brolly o.o
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