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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:02 am

i am stay in Chinatown but getting to MBGC via ECP or Nicole Highway seems further than metaking the CTE straight to TPY. Anybody can recommend any range nearer to my place too?
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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:48 am

wilsonang wrote:
i am stay in Chinatown but getting to MBGC via ECP or Nicole Highway seems further than metaking the CTE straight to TPY. Anybody can recommend any range nearer to my place too?

Keppel Club. Used to go there when my office was at Tg Pagar.
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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:40 am

Thanks simoner... its just a pain from fort rd to MBGC
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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:07 am

weesern wrote:
iron eagle wrote:
OCC range with the color code and reference to the distance is really wierd!
Why don't they just indicate the distance that's what golfer wants to know.

Example 30m 50m 70m 100m 150m 180m 200m this would be fine!


From different bay will have different distance to the markers... at least they give u a better gauge

Facility wise golf ball system is good but the Color code system is one of the worst u can find!
Every time when u hit a ball u look for the color code??

Why can't OCC be like others and easy reference for golfers to see. Just place 50m, 75m 100m, 150m
180m & 200m period!
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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:45 am

Actually, I like ranges with both colour flags and distance signboard. It's easier to pinpoint exact distance.

but anyone know where to find the colour flag distance at MBGC?
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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:33 pm

Antgolfer wrote:
Actually, I like ranges with both colour flags and distance signboard. It's easier to pinpoint exact distance.

but anyone know where to find the colour flag distance at MBGC?

Actually the distance is only a guide:
a. Range balls do not produce same distance as the balls we used.
b. Because of elevation, what we see is not what we get... our balls land further because we are teeing off on high ground in MBGC.
I suppose balance the two.. if you tee off on Level 3, it will be an accurate representation.. LPPL, lah! Laughing Swing Beer
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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:06 pm

Antgolfer wrote:
Actually, I like ranges with both colour flags and distance signboard. It's easier to pinpoint exact distance.

but anyone know where to find the colour flag distance at MBGC?
I usually just use my range finder to find the distances at the range...
Mine also is a slope version so if i am standing on higher floors i can quite accurately tell the correct distance
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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:23 pm

JonL_TK wrote:
Antgolfer wrote:
Actually, I like ranges with both colour flags and distance signboard. It's easier to pinpoint exact distance.

but anyone know where to find the colour flag distance at MBGC?
I usually just use my range finder to find the distances at the range...
Mine also is a slope version so if i am standing on higher floors i can quite accurately tell the correct distance

Ah! so yours is the more sophisticated model, with Gradient.. therefore, according to SA Rulebook, your rangefinder cannot be used for competition! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:53 am

eiji wrote:
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Hi all! I'm new to this forum. I like to find a range which does not use range mat, i.e. we are hitting from real grass turf. Range mats are very forgiving, and I tend to pick up bad habits from there, like failure to hit down and take a divot.

Turf City and Sentosa GC are the two grass ranges in Singapore

i was the map, it's quite isolated ler. what is the nearest public transport to reach there? I think i will grow my own bermuda grass Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:44 pm

mark9889 wrote:
eiji wrote:
thehacker wrote:
Hi all! I'm new to this forum. I like to find a range which does not use range mat, i.e. we are hitting from real grass turf. Range mats are very forgiving, and I tend to pick up bad habits from there, like failure to hit down and take a divot.

Turf City and Sentosa GC are the two grass ranges in Singapore

i was the map, it's quite isolated ler. what is the nearest public transport to reach there? I think i will grow my own bermuda grass Smile

There's free shuttle bus service to and from Turf City at Toa Payoh bus interchange, if im not mistaken.
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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:48 pm

thanks, i'll look up for it. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:05 pm

Oh btw bro, even though there's free shuttle service, the range was so deep in that i ended up taking a cab to the Turf City entrance to catch the shuttle.. Best to just drive in or cab in lol
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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:10 pm

turf city best for iron practice...can be pro at driving range, go turf city, ball fly all over, and taking chunks of dirt and sand.

Also playing in the sun like real condition, not on a comfortable sheltered range with fan blowing at you. ground slope some more.

Not sure if still the same, last time lots of sand and small stone, my good condition black nickel
wedge became shiny white at the sole. Now its a rust magnet.


the drive in is already hot enough, not sure about the walking from turf city to the driving range....and back!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:47 pm

stagedbrute & tronos: 1 word to describe: it was very far to walk!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Best driving range and practice facilities?   Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:59 pm

mark9889 wrote:
stagedbrute & tronos: 1 word to describe: it was very far to walk!!!

Haha bro, sounds like you had the experience of walking to and from the range. I tried walking, then saw a cab 5m away from the range, so i asked him to take me to the entrance. Cost 3.60 from range to entrance lol
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