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PostSubject: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:39 pm

Don't wanna mention the shop name YET.

At 1st branch, tell me it is Asian specs set.
Couldn't decide. Went around to check on other brands.

Stepped into 2nd branch, noticed diff in price. Staff called staff at 1st branch to check on price (diff) and explained that the set at 1st branch is US set (which is y cheaper).
Fine fine ....

Me being the nosey pig that I am,
happened to pass by a 3rd branch today.
Wanted to confirm something.
Checked the iron... it's no. 7!!
Strange?? It's 8 on the net.
Staff showed me catalogue, it states 8 too.

Oh well, nevermind.
Told her about 1st branch case.
She called to ask.
Staff claimed never sold at the cheap price!?!?!!?
WHAT THE !@*&( I have 2 eye witnesses OKAY?

Aiyah, don't know who to believe now lah. confused
Very siannnnn White Flag
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:42 pm

Hi GolfJoy...

For some apparent reason, whichever set you are looking at, there might be asian & US spec.
US Spec in SG is generally priced higher than asian spec.

US Spec configuration can be different from asian spec.
Mind sharing which set of irons you were looking at?
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:44 pm

I tot Jap spec is more expensive neh...
That always make me attracted to buy U.S spec though I wanted Jap specs.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:45 pm

Roystonnn wrote:
I tot Jap spec is more expensive neh...
That always make me attracted to buy U.S spec though I wanted Jap specs.. Very Happy
I think it depends...
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:46 pm

Was looking at Callaway Solaire 9-pc set Sad
Set from Japan is more ex than from the states.

I am not sure if Asian specs is equivalent to Japan set.

Haizzzz .... I am about to give up my search le.
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:47 pm

Hi Guys

from what I know, US specs are normally cheaper than Japan specs....


Golfjoy

what are you trying to purchase and from which "respectable" store?

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:52 pm

golfjoy wrote:
Don't wanna mention the shop name YET.

....Wanted to confirm something.
Checked the iron... it's no. 7!!
Strange?? It's 8 on the net.
Staff showed me catalogue, it states 8 too.

.....Very siannnnn White Flag


Well there are sets that are a total of 7 clubs (4-PW) and also of 8 clubs (3-PW) even though they are of the same model. It depends on what the store brought in.

If it's total 7 clubs... it's cheaper... if it's 8 clubs it's more expensive even if both are US Specs...

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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:55 pm

5-Pw is enough for me..
Now my 4 is rotting at home.. Very Happy
Anyway, inauspicious number.. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:03 am

Yupz, check the total number of clubs. There are difference in the same sets for some brands.
Some they do not carry the full set till sand and approach and thus cheaper.
I was one of the victim 1 month plus ago too T_T.
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:29 am

what is the shop name?
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:14 am

X-Man wrote:

Well there are sets that are a total of 7 clubs (4-PW) and also of 8 clubs (3-PW) even though they are of the same model. It depends on what the store brought in.

If it's total 7 clubs... it's cheaper... if it's 8 clubs it's more expensive even if both are US Specs...

Cheers

Dude, the set has the same number of clubs. 8 clubs and 1 bag.
That's the 9-pc. I checked and checked le. study

Arghhhh .....

Sorry ppl, don't wanna mention the shop name as don't wanna ruin their name 'cos of some "unprofessional" staff. silent
UNLESS, saying the name can HELP ME get what I want!?!?!
lol!


It's a reputable store, I must say.
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:40 am

Hi Golfjoy:

I think the set composition is different for US and Japan set.

From the Callaway website (US & Japan):

US Set: 1W, 5W, 6H, 7H, 8I, PW, SW, Putter
Japan Set: 1W, 5W, 6H, 7I, 9I, PW, SW, Putter

Noticed that US set has a 7 hybrid & 8 iron whereas Japan is 7 iron & 9 iron.

I might be wrong but this is what I have gathered from the 2 websites.
Maybe you should get the salesperson to show you both catalogues or ask them to confirm the above.

PS. There is no need to mention names, cos Callaway and golf shop with many branches already enough clue. jocolor


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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:46 am

End of the day, we have also to be alert.
Like the person i bought my irons from told me their package is better priced. Which i walked around and found out yes it was. So after that i went back to buy, the lady did told me that the irons was from 4-p which i thought that is also the standard stuff. And thus i bought the set only to find out that no A-S wedge. In anycase, she did tell me but did not mention to me that other sets will come with A and S wedge, though i did tell her i am a newbie and do not know clubs and such at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:52 am

Haha...I think I know the shops you mentioned. They have lots of unprofessional staff but some are ok.

I can remember looking for a set of iron some years ago and the staff just walk to me and point me to a set of iron telling me "This set suit you!" without even ask me what's my level or swing speed. pale

This is the very sad Singapore golf industry standard loh.....if this sales guy know more than that, he would want to be a Pro liao. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:55 am

jimmychoo wrote:
Haha...I think I know the shops you mentioned. They have lots of unprofessional staff but some are ok.

I can remember looking for a set of iron some years ago and the staff just walk to me and point me to a set of iron telling me "This set suit you!" without even ask me what's my level or swing speed. pale

This is the very sad Singapore golf industry standard loh.....if this sales guy know more than that, he would want to be a Pro liao. Shocked

Yupz, that's why i also say to myself to console myself. "forget it, since pros will use other A and S wedge"
lol! Life sux already no point making it suck more. Move on and play golf. Cheers Jump
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:01 am

sista joy...

my only advise to u is, please jio us for the shopping lah..or put up a thread here to see who wanna go shopping with u..u might learn a bit more from these guys when looking at clubs in the store..keke
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:03 am

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Yupz, that's why i also say to myself to console myself. "forget it, since pros will use other A and S wedge"
lol! Life sux already no point making it suck more. Move on and play golf. Cheers Jump

Look on the bright side, now you can shop around for wedges !! sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:04 am

golf_snowman wrote:
sista joy...

my only advise to u is, please jio us for the shopping lah..or put up a thread here to see who wanna go shopping with u..u might learn a bit more from these guys when looking at clubs in the store..keke

yupz better do that. But will be good to bring the specs of the set you are looking for. End of the day, you probably know the set you want already but just walking ard to compare deals. Jio more ppl go down and scare the sales person face white. Lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:04 am

eden wrote:
Hi Golfjoy:

I think the set composition is different for US and Japan set.

From the Callaway website (US & Japan):

US Set: 1W, 5W, 6H, 7H, 8I, PW, SW, Putter
Japan Set: 1W, 5W, 6H, 7I, 9I, PW, SW, Putter

Noticed that US set has a 7 hybrid & 8 iron whereas Japan is 7 iron & 9 iron.

I might be wrong but this is what I have gathered from the 2 websites.
Maybe you should get the salesperson to show you both catalogues or ask them to confirm the above.

So it is right lah? The set I saw at the 1st branch was a Japan set and was selling at X dollars.
But same set I saw at 2nd branch selling at X+Y dollars.
Then why did staff say it is US set when I question him the difference in pricing?!?!? Haizzz....

OK lah. Don't bother le.
Just gotta be careful lorr ....
See how my mood this evening or tomorrow.
IF good, then I go get. Pay extra Y dollars also no problem.

Thank you eden for the wonderful clarification!! Smile

And thanks all for your help!!! Razz


aural is right .... " Life sux already no point making it suck more. Move on and play golf. "
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:07 am

eden wrote:
aural wrote:
Yupz, that's why i also say to myself to console myself. "forget it, since pros will use other A and S wedge"
lol! Life sux already no point making it suck more. Move on and play golf. Cheers Jump

Look on the bright side, now you can shop around for wedges !! sunny

lol ya lor. Next in line is a wedge and putter. Must Tarik a bit, started in may and spent quite a bit since. Better slow down my buying before I go mbgc help to eat grass.
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:11 am

Since you have a coach, you can also ask him or her to tell you how to differentiate or bring you to their pro shop to look if there are stocks. At least your coach should not try to cheat or fake you since they may not earn anything from recommending you also.
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:24 am

aural wrote:
lol ya lor. Next in line is a wedge and putter. Must Tarik a bit, started in may and spent quite a bit since. Better slow down my buying before I go mbgc help to eat grass.

Look around in this forum, there are lots of good second hand buys.
No need to eat grass, just go SSN..PK always buy a lot of food!
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:26 am

eden wrote:
aural wrote:
lol ya lor. Next in line is a wedge and putter. Must Tarik a bit, started in may and spent quite a bit since. Better slow down my buying before I go mbgc help to eat grass.

Look around in this forum, there are lots of good second hand buys.
No need to eat grass, just go SSN..PK always buy a lot of food!

Will be, but putters if good most people will not let go also. Or at least that's what i learnt. My friend keep telling me putter dun rush, go test out more before you buy. Will be going testing after i learn my putting in 3 weeks time.
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:30 am

Let me guess. the first shop the sale rep is a guy rite see girl give more discount & the 2nd one is a lady or rental different lor, i also kena bfor fr the company & u know the the sale rep tell me thre is a different price cos here is a boutique & the another one is our warehouse. stupid rite,,.. next time jio me lar go togerther for Beer
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PostSubject: Re: Y bully a new golf-enthu like me?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:32 am

Actually u dun hv to start with a complete set... can just buy a set of irons... in future when u wan to change driver, will you mind the driver being different from the rest of the set? The driver may look like a odd one out and some ppl dun like it and end up change the whole set away.

If the company you want to buy from has alot of branches and gave you different pricing, write to their head office to check with them and also tell them what you encountered, they should be able to help you arrange. This is what I did when I was looking for my putter, write to the main office since the sales staff in 3 outlets seems reluctant to help.

Dun think we talking abt the same company
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