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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:46 pm

Duval, think if MC writes some more, you'd buying flower garlands for him soon.

But MC did bring up valid pts lah.
There are bigger things to fry in life than to worry about golf scores and strokes and all.

So long enjoy every 18 round and play decently.
That's contentment for me.
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:48 pm

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Duval, think if MC writes some more, you'd buying flower garlands for him soon.

But MC did bring up valid pts lah.
There are bigger things to fry in life than to worry about golf scores and strokes and all.

So long enjoy every 18 round and play decently.
That's contentment for me.


now you know why he is my idol ....................... #5

when he speaks, I listen,

When he writes, I read....and

When he tee off, I stay behind....
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:20 pm

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just an update to this thread as it has been quiet for quite some time already.... well it is quiet for various reasons...


This is only a hobby.
I made some recent progression in my career recently and I have been busy, juggling many things. Perhaps not something that I am qualified to preach on, but I want to share something I learnt recently. A good manager works 30% and manages 70%. I honestly still suck at managing as I do not know how to delegate. I like to pick things up and do it myself most of the time. A flaw in me that I need to work it out.

Due to work, I have also been spending some time away from the family now. Its hard and it honestly sucks for me. I just took my family on a vacation recently. It is not perfect but at least it was time away from the busy city life. My daughter is going to school next year and my son will be in pre-school. I did the Primary 1 Balloting thing few weeks back and boy was that stressful! Again, another story for me to share in meet-ups. Definitely not here. They are getting bigger and would need more attention now. Sometimes when I just think about the responsibilities, it just amazes and more of stunning me. All the two littles one have is my wife and me. We are their world. They are only relying on us now and we cannot afford to disappoint them.

This is also a critical period of time when they start remembering. Would like them to have as much of a childhood that my wife and I had. Although, in these days, cycling, fish-catching in drains, hide-and-seek in HDB void decks are not as popular as before.

With all these going on in my life right now, I sort of lost abit focus on my golf. I wasn't thinking of golf as much. I wasn't doing air practices and I wasn't thinking about my next game. All I could do was to think how to spend my next weekend with the family and how to manage better in my career.


The Vow.
Maybe some of you have already caught this by now. I made a 1 year vow not to change equipment to see if it has any effect on my game. I am trying to lower my scores now and the concept here is to stick with familiar equipment so that I would remain in the 'comfort zone' and continue to play better. May 7, 2010 is the day when I first game with my current set.



D: TM R9 SuperTri 9.5° / Diamana 'ilima 70 S / Prototype Kajiki 70 S
W: TM R9 13° / Graman M75 S
H: Cleveland Launcher 2i 18.0° / True Temper Crossfire
H: Callaway Diablo Edge 4 24° / True Temper Crossfire
I: 5 to P Mizuno MP68 / KBS Tour
AW: TM 52°, 8° bounce / KBS Tour
SW: TM 56°, 12° bounce / FST Hi-Rev
LW: TM 60°, 7° bounce / FST Hi-Rev
P: 35" Zen Oracle Tour Mallet SS
B: Callaway Balls.

I am trying very hard not to change anything but it is very hard. Evils and Temptations are out there; FT Tour, Krank, Diamana Ahina. Argh. I had a tempting offer of FT Tour with PX Graphite shaft yesterday. But I shall resist and stay true to my vows.


Recent Skirmishes
These days, I have the best game line-ups ever in my golfing 'career'.
Last Saturday, I have a game with jimmychoo, chinchiachun and my Idol, S70B. It was a fun game and I was actually playing not too bad that day despite a 2 week time-out from golf. Just yesterday, I had a good time with Master, shamusan and Ms. Lee. That was one of the most fun games ever for me. I played like crap. I wasn't hitting drives well, wasn't scoring as much and not able to keep the pressure up. We walked the full 18 with GG. It was a very good experience. The weather would have been perfect without the haze. I had good putts though and managed to score one of the few birdies of the day. Another exciting line up for me this weekend will be Agumon aka Barracat Koh, seebayho and Idol. We will be playing in Keppel. I will be twitting if there is any exciting match format that we are going to engage in and if I have time. Its hard to tweet and play golf at the same time.

Getting Back into it?
I am still intent on focusing on my career and family as Golf is still only a hobby for me. I am young and I have a longs way to go. I know my priorities and I know what I should do and what I should not.

As much as it is only a hobby, I am actually also equally as intent on fixing my problems. Ball Striking is first priority as it is the irons that get you near the pin, not the driver. Unless you are shamusan, just go for the green. This I need some help setting my swing back and even more commitment to go the range to ingrain in it thereafter. Something else I need to work on is power control. I need to learn how to swing at 80%. 80% all the time.

Something that I was to share that I have learnt in my recent outings. As much as things should be kept simple, there is still a need to at least know the theory of the different kind of shots; punch and pitch. These are to put you back in the game for at least a bogey when you are in trouble. It is important you know how your various clubs will react in the different shot. Have you tried punching or doing a chip with your hybrid or fairway wood? You will be surprised how easy and far you can get just by chipping with your hybrid. This is good when you are stuck in the forest with no way out of the trees with a normal shot. One of the most important things a golfer can have is trust. Trust your swing. Trust your shot. Trust yourself. Know that you can carry 140 metres with that 7 iron. Man up, walk to the ball and take that 140 metres 7 iron shot over the water hazard in front of the green. No need to lay up 50 metres and then use a PW to approach. Where is the fun in that?


Dear Inspector

u have my empathy as i, too, am in the same situation as you.... trying to find balance between family, work n golf.....

as such, family n work have become my focal points, and golf has taken a backseat, thus my golf has not been "happening" as i want to be....

hope u will be gentle to me if i am able to find time to golf with my favorite inspector..... some strokes given would be a nice gesture but given your thesis on how u have been neglecting your golf n managing your priorities, i am incline to accept the fate that i will have to play level with u....

good luck in your balloting, hope u will be successful.....
i will be doing that in 2 years time, so now reading the kiasuparents forum diligently to get ahead of the queue.....

let me know when we can spent some green time together, as i would like to seek your advise on this matter.... then i will do my part, by offering u 2-2 for the game

let's play....
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:41 am

sounds like a bloody hustle if i ever heard one... MC, make slinger work harder for your info... i think 2-3 is fair... Razz
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:34 am

Wow lau.. Slinger, dun make excuses to give lesser strokes then require...need at least 5 - 5.
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:19 am

2-2 sounds about rite la.

If not after 30 pages still looking at the same photos of his ever changing equipment and no progress in his game.

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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:27 am

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Wow lau.. Slinger, dun make excuses to give lesser strokes then require...need at least 5 - 5.

4dtoto.. next game, u are giving me 2-2. I should have seen the tendy thread first before agreeing to your request of 2-2. Although you never really need them yesterday, but still, i dun think i am your match.
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:42 am

I lucky only lah...
You not playiong well cos' adjusting to new upgraded weapons and cannot concentrate ...
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:49 am

wah brother... dont give excuses on other ppls side lei... you need to give duffadder 2-2 and i'll take 5-5 from you...
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:58 am

I helping you leh.. how can you help other ask strokes from me?
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:01 am

ehh... i'm not helping him... both of you are my friends... i'm just being objective and fair...

you basically have to give us what yesterday's winner gives us... since both of you and champions, past and present...
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:04 am

I not as good lah.. dun even know can smell the leg hair or not...I think 2-2 , 5-5, quite fair lah..
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:05 am

Yah only that way, i must struggle to give Sham 3-3.
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:07 am

I need to go secret intensive driving course....
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:09 am

And i think i will be the first one to hit my 2nd shot.
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:13 am

please lor... at least you know where your ball is... i'm the last to hit second shot cos i cannot find the damn ball... so must drop and take 2 penalty strokes... i think i need 10-10... but since we're all friends... 5 - 5 is acceptable lah
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:22 am

Of course you all last to hit second shots lah.. After i hit my third shots , then you two can hit your second shots.
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:47 am

I will not fall for the trick again.
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:06 am

i just noticed something... i have been using this putter for more than a year already and my putting average has improved ALOT.

POWER OF THE ZEN!!!
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:13 am

MC, I agree with you wholeheartedly!

Can't wait for the ZAM model to be out. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:56 pm

After 194 of peaceful days, 402 days of the first ZEN...

I have now up-sized! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:44 pm

Up sized? No
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:59 pm

NPNT
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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:16 pm

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PostSubject: Re: the journey so far... [CAUTION: PIX INTENSIVE]   Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:54 pm


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