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Post by Nick@AUA » July 3, 2007, 1:31 pm

I am interested in playing golf in Udon. I have always loved the sport, but I have only played a couple of times before, so I am not so good.

But I don't have any clubs. (I don't have any balls either but that's another story :lol:).

Is anyone willing to take me for a morning or afternoon?

Or steer me in the right direction.

Thanks

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Post by kokkor » July 3, 2007, 4:19 pm

Hi Nick,

I am returning from Korea at the end of the month and have not played any golf for several years. I have picked up some cheap clubs here as Koreans like to replace their clubs quite often and I do have a few spare balls.

My form will be poor but I am looking forward to playing again. I will PM you in early August to check if you are available for a round.

Pete

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Post by Nick@AUA » July 3, 2007, 5:18 pm

Thanks kokker

Sounds like a good plan. I would appreciate that very much.

If anyone else would like to join us (as long as you're not too good), you are more than welcome. I will even buy a drink in the 19th hole...

Nick

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Post by len ames » July 3, 2007, 5:24 pm

hi nick will be in udon on the 18th july
might be up for golf 19th golf club
near bb resort

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Post by Pakawala » July 3, 2007, 6:15 pm

Nick, let me point you in the right direction... that is if you are truly interested in learning the game.
My first suggestion would be to contact David McCallum, a Scot and a PGA Professional. He currently teaches through MacGolf at the Nong Khai driving range, 7 days a week. He can be reached at 084 513-1321. He has all the right credentials and has been teaching for several years. Having taught over 15,000 lessons he is definitely the man to see this North Issan. I've seen the results of his work and can say, 'he truly has a knack.' :D

oldfield

Post by oldfield » July 3, 2007, 11:02 pm

Why don't you try pitch-and-put first, then build up to the big stuff?

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Post by len ames » July 4, 2007, 1:04 am

where would you be doing that :?
not in udon. :cry:

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Post by kris » July 10, 2007, 8:44 am

hi folks...i would like to purchase a budget set of golf clubs and try and give it a go...i played a bit 10yrs ago and found it very difficult and a little frustrating but lets face it, is this the perfect place to get into golf or what, blues skies and endless sun!!..(well, in the winter time anyway)...also, I live quite near to where they are building a driving range so might as well make use of it...(when they finish it in about 10yrs)

tesco don`t seem to offer any although they do sell other accessories...do big C sell them or is there a specialist shop somewhere?

don`t want to spend too much in case it turns out i am crap...:)

PS. does anyone know where you can buy some decent quality fitness machines...the ones in tesco and big C seem a bit flimsy

Ta

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Post by JimboPSM » July 10, 2007, 9:34 am

Kris, there is an area with golf equipment and fitness machines near Tops in the Charoensi Complex.

I've not really looked at the fitness machines so I don't know what quality they are.

Re budget sets of golf clubs - I wasn't looking in that area but the golf clubs that I did look at (Taylormade, Nike etc) seemed expensive compared to prices in the UK.

Good quality golf balls are only slightly cheaper than UK, but there are many cheaper varieties which are almost as good - unfortunately they all appear to lack flotation devices.

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Post by Irish Alan » July 10, 2007, 1:54 pm

Sports World in Charoensri have a Wilson set for I think it is 17,800 Baht... Reduced from twenty-something thousand. They have another budget set but I didn't recognise the name.

The also have fitness machines but I didn't pay too much attention to them... I get a nose bleed around them. The most adventurous I might do is the Ab-crunching thingy for 2,494 Baht.

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Post by Galee » July 10, 2007, 3:28 pm

There's a small golf shop run by Thais next to Sabai Sabai bar near night market. Sure they have secondhand clubs for sale.

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Post by Nick@AUA » July 10, 2007, 3:52 pm

Galee wrote:There's a small golf shop run by Thais next to Sabai Sabai bar near night market. Sure they have secondhand clubs for sale.
I'm off down the night market on a foray tonight so I shall check out this place. Will report back tomorrow.

Thanks

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Post by RALPHCUSENS » July 10, 2007, 5:23 pm

For the information of Nick[ref PM] you can pick up second hand clubs in a shop opposite the main entrance to Mariephiyhak School, [next to the frozen seafood shop]

The prices range from 150 bht to 200bht per club, they are not brilliant, but they would get you bye whilst learning, I picked up a complete set for 1500 bht, [minus putter which I still need-- if anyone has one for sale!]

hope this is helpful

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Post by kokkor » July 10, 2007, 6:00 pm

Ralph,

Could you provide some more information about the whereabouts of Mariephiyhak School, please.

Do they have seconhand golf bags as well?

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Post by Pakawala » July 10, 2007, 8:43 pm

There are literally dozens of used clubs, some full sets and many individual pieces, at the little townshop just outside the entrance to the Nong Samrong Army Base (and golf course). As you exit the base going towards Hwy 2 to Nong Khak (NOT towards ring-road) the shop is less than 50 meters on the right hand side. They even have a little 'hitting' area next to the shop where you can take a swing if you'd care to. :D

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Post by RALPHCUSENS » July 10, 2007, 8:56 pm

Hi KOKKOR, The school is off of the main road from town to Big C around about 600mts before you get to Bic C, you will see on your left, St Mary's school, Opposite St Mary's entrance, there is a turning to the right, which leads to the school in question.

And no,. when I went in there , he only had 1 bag,[which I bought} any quearies, PM me, and I will give you my tel No and you can call me

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Post by Prenders88 » July 10, 2007, 9:42 pm

Nick,
If your serious about taking up Golf have half a dozen lessons first to get your stance and swing, then go onto driving range to practice. You'll save a lot time, get more enjoyment, instead of hacking, hooking and slicing around the greens.
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Post by Nick@AUA » July 11, 2007, 12:16 pm

Prenders88 wrote:Nick,
If your serious about taking up Golf have half a dozen lessons first to get your stance and swing, then go onto driving range to practice. You'll save a lot of time, get more enjoyment, instead of hacking, hooking and slicing around the greens.
Give me a break, I'm not that bad.

Besides they don't have clubhouses at the driving range.

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Post by Prenders88 » July 11, 2007, 1:44 pm

I was that bad until I had a few lessons.

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Post by Bob4you » July 12, 2007, 10:25 pm

Also in the Army base is a pro shop with many used clubs at reasonable prices.

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