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    alisha.h
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    When you don’t have enough time to hit the green, do you practice your swing at in-town facilities with golf simulators?


    robsmith100
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    No, I cant stand them. I prefer to use a proper golf club or range. However stangely enough I dont mind playing golf on the Wii.


    AdrianHenryAsia
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    I played virtual golf last month at a place called Urban Fairways in Singapore – it was great. Beers and snacks on tap all night, plus 9 holes at Mauna Kea in Hawaii and 9 holes at St. Andrews!


    IanFromHKG
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    I have played at Urban Fairways as well! Very helpful staff, decent enough clubs, great bar food. I might well do it again if I am on my tod during an evening away.

    I use Golf Hideaway in Hong Kong from time to time too. It’s a nice way to spend a rainy afternoon.


    AdrianHenryAsia
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    Thanks Ian – I’ll try Golf Hideaway next time I am in Hong Kong (2 weeks time) – thanks for the tip


    IanFromHKG
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    No problem, Loyal_BA. Another option to consider in Hong Kong is SkyCity Nine Eagles (www.nine-eagles.com), a small (but challenging) 9-hole course very near the airport (opposite the Marriott hotel). It is fully floodlit and we quite often play there in the evening, for which they offer a special price which includes a $50 coupon to use in the pro shop and another $50 coupon to eat in their Thai restaurant (which is decent enough, but we tend to go to the buffet in the Marriott – although that is easier for us since we have a car). As a singleton you are quite likely to be required to play with someone else, but since the signposting from greens to the next teebox isn’t terribly good (and on some holes it is far from obvious – I remember one round where I completely missed one hole!) that is probably no bad thing. If you don’t get teamed up with someone else, ask to see a map of the layout and have someone talk you through the order of the holes, and particularly watch out for the 4th and 9th – on the approach to both these holes you have to cross over the closest tee-box to get to the one you want (i.e. after the third hole you have to cross over the 9th tee-box to get to the adjacent 4th, and vice-versa after the 8th). If you are, or are with, a lady player bear in mind that the ladies’ tee-boxes for the 3rd and 7th are (normally) in a completely different place to the gents’ tee-boxes (if you look on the website you can see this for the 3rd, but they don’t show the normal ladies’ tee-box for the 7th which is on the spur sticking out into the lake between the 6th and 7th tee-boxes).


    AdrianHenryAsia
    Participant

    Thanks Ian – if I get chance, I’ll give it a try. I am travelling with others who do play so won’t be on my own


    simonjames
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    The game donates you a alallotmentment of command over your shot. After picking your association, you can adjust your shot main heading and stance through virtual golf.


    canucklad
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    Hi Ian…

    How much is the Course at the airport. And is easily accessible from the DB bus drop off point…

    And I’m assuming the virtual course is air conditioned…and more importantly, Hideaway by name hideaway by nature… : ) where is it and I take it you can rent clubs…seems like a definite next time in HK !!.


    IanFromHKG
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    Hideaway have plenty of clubs, fully airconditioned, bar, and even a spa onsite!

    Pricing at the course at the airport depends on whether you have HKID, when you play, and how many holes. Full details of costs and how to get there are on their website – just remember to take something showing you are an “airport user” – which can be an air ticket or a frequent flyer card
    http://www.nine-eagles.com/eng/


    HumTum1
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    I remember one round where I completely missed one hole!) that is probably no bad thing. If you don’t get teamed up with someone else, ask to see a map of the layout and have someone talk you through the order of the holes, and particularly watch out for the 4th and 9th – on the approach to both these holes you have to cross over the closest tee-box to get to the one you want (i.e. after the third hole you have to cross over the 9th tee-box to get to the adjacent 4th, and vice-versa after the 8th).

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    LuganoPirate
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    My 15 year old son won his first competition at Simola yesterday. He’s very happy with his brand new Calloway bag as a prize. He even beat his former coach which was humiliating for the guy.


    MartynSinclair
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    LP – congratulations to Junior LP, well done.

    We need to create The “BT Classic” and then Junior LP can play against Junior MS…….

    Mind you… we know each other, we should arrange it regardless……:))))


    canucklad
    Participant

    You must be very proud LP….
    And I suspect a wee bit poorer very shortly. A brand new Callaway Bag sounds just fine, all it needs now is brand new Callaway clubs lol

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