|my golf kaki@ Tanglin|
Father and son had a conversation the other day.
"Have you heard of Tiger Woods?"
"Do you know how Golf course looks like?"
"Do you want to play golf "
In just 3 words, I express my interest in golf. Surprised by my enthusiastic response, Daddy gladly accepted the invitation of my golf Kaki Academy for a 2 hours long golf clinic conducted on a Saturday afternoon.
|Er... Wrong game!|
About my golf kaki academymy golf kaki academy is a part of NCI golf that owns Marina Bay Golf course. It is located at Tanglin Golf Course. The venue at Tanglin consist of a mini driving range, chip and putt practise green as well as a 6 hole course opened to public for practise and competition ( green fee applies.my golf kaki academy provides a range of courses for the public. They range from beginner, intermediate and youth development. For more details , do refer here.
|Are these my clubs?|
The lessonAfter the earlier boo boo , we gathered with pals from Sengkang Babies and Edunloaded to learn what golf really is in this golf appreciation clinic. The clinic is designed to introduce golf to beginners like me. It is a 2 hour long clinic for holders and non golfers alike. We were taught the fundamentals of golf as well as the technical and social aspects of the game like safety and sportsmanship.
|I want the balls!|
After a gruelling 20 minutes of staring into space, we are ready to hit out first balls. Daddy actually enjoyed the session as it allows him to refresh his basic on holds and stance. He had not touch a golf ball for over 5 years. He is a little rusty and
out of shape old and thus he finds the lecture lesson on the basics very useful. As for little kids like us, we would rather let our golf clubs do the talking.
After some one to one coaching from Gabriel, the instructor for the day, I was ready to practice my swing.For kids, the practical session would be the highlight of the session. Once the club is in our hands, we could not resist to swing away.
After a few false starts and having our stance corrected, it's time to hit the mini driving range.
Daddy was amaze that I got my stance right for my swings. When I am not goofing around and concentrating on the swings, I could actually do some decent hits for a first timer. Even teacher Gabriel thinks I have ' potential'
On the greensAfter an hour on the range, we proceed to the greens.
It's time for our putting and chipping lessons. The sun was blazing hot, but it not deter us as we are determined to learn as much as we could during this clinic.
The clinic is available for booking if you have a group of 10 or more. It could be a combination of parents and kids, kids or adults. Personally a parents and kids session is great as it allows bonding between the child and the parent. In addition, parents gets to network while the kids have their share of fun.
|My teacher Gabriel|
After a session on chipping , we are ready to move on to putting. Driving gives you the audience but putting is where the cash is. So this lesson is ultra important for future pro golfers.
Sink that putt!
|Pro @ Work (Photo Credit my golf kaki academy)|
|Sink that Putt!|
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Registration, timing and schedule can be found here
I had so much fun that I might just get Daddy to register me for the full course so I can learn more. Maybe just maybe this could be my game and I can turn pro someday.
Before the clinic wound up, we were bought to the
jungle golf course to give us a feel of what golfing is about. We were amazed by how far the flag pole is compared to our practise course.
|Intro to Golf Course|
I look forward to the day I get my first run on the golf course. However before that I would have to learn the basic of the course in order to play in order not to hold play up.
For those who would like to play a little golf and not be tied down to the high fees of golf clubs, the Tanglin golf course is a great alternative as its green fees are relatively affordable. Price for youths starts from $17.1 and adults at $34.2 (weekdays for a 6 hole course). Best of all, you do not need a PC to play, so beginners are welcome to try out on this course.More details on the course are available here.
my golf kaki Academy
130E Minden Road,Singapore 248819
Opens 7am to 7pm
Tel :(65) 64796670
The Wacky Duo were invited to attend the golf clinic for the review. No monetary reward is given. However we did receive complimentary carpark parking, caps, tons of fun and a tan. Regardless all opinions are our own.
|my golf kaki|