I signed up for golf lessons in Puchong
I signed up for 3 months golf lessons in Puchong, as a female golfer.
It took place in Bandar Kinrara Golf Club.
RM1,600 for 3 months. Unlimited Class. Available from 8am – 5pm daily. Venue at Bandar Kinrara. Full stop. Oh wait, there’s a McDonald right opposite, which is a plus point.
I met Coach Riley at Bukit Jalil driving range few years back.
I was hitting a ball, but the ball barely fly from the mat. Sometimes it embarrassedly stay on the bat after I swing the club.
There Coach Riley saw me, and he offered me a few tips and I started to see my ball flying high and far. All happened within an hour.
I didn’t even compare price when I signed him up.
Right after, I purchased a RM650 second hand golf set at Carousell, female Mizuno, then started to get know of this wondrous sport.
2. As a female golfer
Male to female is about 8:2 or 7:3 in the academy. There are a lot of kids under age 12 as well. The academy is definitely female friendly.
3. How long till I’m ready to play in the golf course?
I paid for 6 months to get ready. I signed up the first 3 months, then I stopped for 5 months just to practice, mould things into place. At 9th month I signed up for the second package, fine tuning so I can play with my husband and other male golfer. So it total taken me a year.
Few years later, I signed up another package, because it was fun.
4. The experience
Rinuva Golf Academy, golf lessons in Puchong
It was previously known as Bukit Jalil Golf Academy to Rinuva Golf Academy. Same coach, bigger, more comfortable place, more facilities.
What I had to prepare as a poor fresh grad
|Purchase golf balls each session, 100 balls||RM12.00|
|Purchase another 100 balls, |
not uncommon for beginner
|A second hand golf set||from RM650|
|Came with iron 4,5,6,7,8,9 Driver, Wood, Putter, and the Bag|
|Cold Mineral Water||RM2.00|
|Proper Golf attire |
(so you don’t look overly out of place)
|9 holes game|
(last you almost a day)
|18 holes game|
(last you almost a day)
Sports accessories are like car accessories, the range are wide. There’s driver that’s 18k gold plated, and 10 ringgit driver cushion cover, so you won’t shine us blind.
5. Do you need a membership?
Not as a beginner. Yes for a long term golfer.
Golf Curriculum at University Putra Malaysia, UPM
I first tried out golf at school. It was one of the curriculum. Yes, it’s part of the CGPA pointer. I got an A for it. Actually most people get that as long as you didn’t crash a buggy, or absent from classes.
During the sessions, boiling hot afternoon 1pm sessions, the golf coach at UPM said I was born natural for chipping. Wow, for someone who’s never good at any round shaped ball kind of game, I felt like I won an Olympic Medal.
Right after graduation, I took my boyfriend’s dad’s spare/unwanted Driver. And head to Bukit Jalil Driving Range. Yes, I was trying to start with a Driver. So ambitious. Actually that’s the first club the UPM coach let us get hold of, so I thought people usually start their training using a driver.
Check out cafes in Puchong you can visit after your sweaty session.