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#31 Weetbix

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:00 PM

Good - enjoy the family time and the golf mate

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:05 PM

Got away with golf bags so far in Laos. Carried for free on the internal airline. Happy for the tourism dollar.

Only a matter of time before you have to swipe your credit card to get into the dunny on Jetstar flights.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:00 AM

$25. You are such a tightarse :D
Paid this plenty of times for a pram. Consider yourself lucky it's for clubs :D

 

Considering that both ways that would be $50 in total, and I have to pack two weeks worth of clothing etc into a 7kg carry on, I reckon they have a bloody cheek.

 

The golf gear weighs in at 12kg, so they've just saved themselves 3kg each way, plus made themselves $50 in the process.

 

You tell me who wins out of that little arrangement Micky? ;)


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:07 AM

Got away with golf bags so far in Laos. Carried for free on the internal airline. Happy for the tourism dollar.

Only a matter of time before you have to swipe your credit card to get into the dunny on Jetstar flights.

 

Yes, I'm not a big fan of Jetstar, or as I like to call them ......."Easyjet" (after the UK TV show about their budget airline carrier.)

 

I've also learned that, if we don't wish to stare blindly at the back of the headrests in front of us for 6 hours each way, that's another $90 in total that we need to shell out for what they call an "entertainment pack".

 

If we wish to eat during the flight, meals of course are an additional cost .... so while the flights may, or may not, seem relatively cheap initially, (I haven't really compared $) ....... all these "extras" certainly are annoying, and these hidden costs (once they become evident) may make it worthwhile shopping around for alternatives in future ......... eg airlines that have all this crap included as standard to begin with. :)

 

And I'm not biatching about the money as such, its just annoying that you have to get back online after you've booked your flight, fight your way thru their crappy website to go into your booking and make these changes.

 

Then exactly two days out, you have to do it all again in order to book your seats (Why isn't that allocated when you originally book?) ........ only to find out when you get your details loaded ......... that you can't do that on-line but that you have to now do it at the check in desk at the airport.

 

There is enough stuff to do in the lead up to a trip without all these mindless hurdles being put in your way, that should all be done at the time of the original booking.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:36 AM

My belief totally Gaz. I think I would rather pay up front for everything to save the hassles. Not that I've been on too many flights of late.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 10:15 AM

Yes, I'm not a big fan of Jetstar, or as I like to call them ......."Easyjet" (after the UK TV show about their budget airline carrier.)

 

I've also learned that, if we don't wish to stare blindly at the back of the headrests in front of us for 6 hours each way, that's another $90 in total that we need to shell out for what they call an "entertainment pack".

 

If we wish to eat during the flight, meals of course are an additional cost .... so while the flights may, or may not, seem relatively cheap initially, (I haven't really compared $) ....... all these "extras" certainly are annoying, and these hidden costs (once they become evident) may make it worthwhile shopping around for alternatives in future ......... eg airlines that have all this crap included as standard to begin with. :)

 

And I'm not biatching about the money as such, its just annoying that you have to get back online after you've booked your flight, fight your way thru their crappy website to go into your booking and make these changes.

 

Then exactly two days out, you have to do it all again in order to book your seats (Why isn't that allocated when you originally book?) ........ only to find out when you get your details loaded ......... that you can't do that on-line but that you have to now do it at the check in desk at the airport.

 

There is enough stuff to do in the lead up to a trip without all these mindless hurdles being put in your way, that should all be done at the time of the original booking.

 

 

My belief totally Gaz. I think I would rather pay up front for everything to save the hassles. Not that I've been on too many flights of late.

Cheap flights are just that- bare basics. You do get prompted when purchasing for all the add ons, - did you book yours Gaz?

 

Check this story on what our local airlines are charging for golf clubs- as an extra now even if within your normal weight allowance.

 

http://www.aussiegol...ith-golf-clubs/

 

I had a group over to New Cal last year and no charge on way there on plane as it was Air Calin, but hen co shared on way back it was Qantas plane and they stung us majorly (5 bags close to $200 each! for overweight etc)

 

On my way back form US last month we had a bag 2.5K over limit and it was going to be US$80 extra but we moved a few things then all good.



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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:35 AM

I didn't book ours Mads, the Beloved and DIL did.

 

My travel agent though (The Beloved) is well aware of my luggage requirements (the clubs are pretty much standard fare for any trip we've ever gone on)

 

After looking at your link though Mads, it seems that Qantas are the ones to fly with, if you have a sporting bent at least.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:44 AM

My belief totally Gaz. I think I would rather pay up front for everything to save the hassles. Not that I've been on too many flights of late.

 

Yeah, its the hassle involved in it all which is the really annoying thing I reckon.

 

This thing about having to go on line 2 days out and book your actual seat, otherwise they could put you anywhere . FFS, how bad is that?

 

You're seat should just be allocated when you do the booking . eg 5 people are on the booking, then all 5 get put together.

 

As it stands you have probably 200 people on a plane, and exactly 24 hours out from take off, everyone has to jump on line and try to pick a spot to park their arse. (Tis worse than doing the weekly golf booking at 3pm on a Friday as the golf clubs website is much more efficient than the airlines)

 

Surely when you buy a ticket, that should mean you have also bought a seat ........ otherwise everyone should ignore the "two day out" process, and just turn up at the aerodrome with a deck chair. :)


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:28 AM

Okay, time for a quick update (more to follow, with pics) from our Bali trip, and it was 2 fun days of golfing with a shiteload of laughs.

 

First up was Bali Nirwana ... which is perched right on the left hand edge of the island, with a couple of memorable par 3's along the cliffs, one of which is right beside the major tourist spot of Tanah Lot temple (which is just off the coast yet accessible at low tide).

 

After an hour or so getting there through what could only be described as complete chaos, (they seriously need to create at least one road rule) if only to stop bikes and scooters overtaking on both sides of a car at once....... the course and surrounds were a welcome piece of calm as we entered through the main gate (after having the underside of the car searched for bombs).

 

As you'd expect these days from expensive type courses ($220 a round) ...... they do things well, with the clubs being whisked away the second we were deposited on their doorstep. With seemingly the whole country devoid of machinery, and reliant on manpower, they certainly have that in spades, with the course manicured to within an inch of it's life, despite its imminent closure in a few days time (for redevelopment by Donald Trump).

 

We were then greeted by our two caddies (mine was the attractive one) ... and it was off in the cart to the driving range for a gentle warm-up pre round, in the steaming heat (28 degrees and about 80% humidity).


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:19 PM

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Bali Nirwana ..... one of it's interesting Par 4's, which bends around a working rice paddy.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:24 PM

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Nirwana's signature hole, the par 3 7th, with Tanah Lot temple just off to the left, which is accessible only at low tide.

 

T'was slightly breezey with the wind off the left and helping.

 

Beacy Brad ....  hit a 4 gaybrid to short right, I ignored my caddie's advice who suggested a 5I, in favour of hitting a 6I, and put it just off the back right corner of the green.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:28 PM

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Beacy Brad, in fine form and enjoying himself on another very scenic par 4.

 

My ball is sitting just off the fairway after having an interesting journey to it's resting place.

 

I'd been blowing my drives wide left all day, and lost several balls in the process, and this one was heading the same way before striking a palm tree and bouncing back 30m to sit nicely in play.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:30 PM

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Another stunning golf hole.

 

 


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:40 PM

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My caddie Juli, in action.

 

It turns out she was a worse golfer than a caddie and that was saying something, as she wasn't the most accurate of caddies.

 

She gave me a meterage of 135m on one approach shot, and when I got my GPS it was showing 165m.

 

Because they also pretty much read the greens for you and line your ball up, they need to be spot on with their reads ..... and Juli had the eye of a dead Garfish.

 

One more than a few putts, I'd halve the amount of break she suggested, and still miss on the same side (so even less break would have been closer).

 

She was bloody good fun though ... on one hole where I found a fairway bunker I asked her how far to go. She said it was 135 to the creek. I said no, to the green, to which she replied with more than mild surprise, 180m.

 

When I asked her for my 3I she handed it to me and then said unconvincingly, "Good Luck".

 

Needless to say I flushed it out of the sand and to the edge of the green, and she looked at me like I'd been sandbagging her for the first 9 holes or so.

 

Sadly, with the course closure a few days after our round, our caddies were going to be out of a job ..... and with Donald Trump taking two years to remodel the place, hopefully the large team of caddies can find gainful employment elsewhere during that time.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:47 PM

The summary of day 1 of the 2 course event, was that Beacy Brad had a pretty much unassailable 12 shot lead.

 

I'd lost several balls during the round due to leftward tee shots, including a couple that I blamed on Juli. On one par 3 she said aim just right of the right, so I did, but pushed it just left of the green.

 

"No Good" she said, "water there".

 

That might have been a handy thing to know given it was only 5m from the greens edge and hidden by trees.

 

Our par 3 contest was still in jackpot mode.

 

Bradley had played the course very nicely, with steady pars and a birdie or two, and while his caddy wasn't much to look at, she did pretty good in the advice department (I had a suspicion he paid mine off)

 

Either way, neither Bradley or I cared a jot about the scores, having a load of laughs going around and really enjoying ourselves.


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Le Hole in 1 (#1) ..... Beaconhills 30/06/2013 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#3) ...... Beaconhills 22/02/2015 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / Titleist NXT Tour ball.

2015 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner
2016 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner (Pending successful legal action)

EVENT WINS
2012 Rotary Charity Day Dream Team
2013 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
2014 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
2014 W.A. Invitational Classic (Joondalup)
2016 W.A. Invitational Classic (Albany)
2017 W.A. Invitational Classic (The Cut)
2017 Baconwide Tour 4BBB Flinders -with Chip In King
Stink / GPJ Trophy - Lowest Score Off The Stick (OOM's) - Sandhurst, Settlers Run, Growling Frog.

President of ISeekGolf - Long Iron Appreciation Society.
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