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What does "bet 250 with a bar" mean?


In Pattaya where there are many many PSC and IPGC groups usually linked with bars its standard to pay 250 bet/sweep whatever you call it, plus 250/300 for transport if you need it
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27 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

What does "bet 250 with a bar" mean?

Most groups that play out of a bar around Pattaya will have a competition element where you put 200/250 in the pot for various prizes - highest points score, 2s etc. They are sometimes meant to be optional but most people feel they have to put in even when they think they have no chance - and often don't due to the number of bandits around.........

 

There are 2 specific groups who have no organised competition element - Retox and Le Katei (Danny's) although players are welcome to have their own bets amongst themselves. 

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scubascuba3 beat me to it
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20 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

Where i play in the Pattaya area, often caddies can slow down the game, you know 100 yards behind, last to the ball. One day we had no caddies at a course because none were available, the round was 30 mins faster than normal

Please tell me the name of the golf course that permitted you to play without a caddie.

Excluding military courses.

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22 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:
23 hours ago, ChiangMaiLightning2143 said:
Private clubs institute their own policies regardless of so-called “laws”.

Perhaps, but what is bandied around is its "the law" if it was a golf club policy you could just boycott the course and it will soon change

I think most golfers enjoy the pretty caddy ladies. 

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Please tell me the name of the golf course that permitted you to play without a caddie.
Excluding military courses.
On that one day it was Greenwood. Caddies were at a tournament elsewhere
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Strange for me to read this topic. For 3+ years this topic has been dead.

Archive back and you will see the lively discussions with the heated comments regarded caddies.

Compulsory caddies have been a feature of Thailand golf since at least 1980 when there was a smattering of courses. Anyone playing golf since those times must have realized that on most courses a caddy will be a requirement. The management does not hijack the paying player with a hidden cost.

Except at military and a couple of member courses it is the norm to have a caddy.

 

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2 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:


 

 


In Pattaya where there are many many PSC and IPGC groups usually linked with bars its standard to pay 250 bet/sweep whatever you call it, plus 250/300 for transport if you need it

 

I wouldn't actually count that in with the cost of a round of golf, or the cost of transport to get to the golf course.

I usually opt out of those kind of bets or sweeps because I have to give too many strokes to high handicappers, any of which can have a day out or be fudging their handicaps. A waste of time and money.

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4 hours ago, topt said:

I hope that when it is ignored you are telling them to do it?

 

Like everything else it happens but I also see the almost laziness of many golfers who could easily mark their own ball and repair pitch marks but just don't. In fact I think some have got out of the habit of even carrying a pitch repairer or ball marker.

 

What would they do if no caddie...........:biggrin:

.........carry a pitch repairer and ball marker like they do at home!  

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7 minutes ago, gmac said:

.........carry a pitch repairer and ball marker like they do at home!  

I'm at the stage where it's difficult to bend down to do that stuff..........

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It's great having caddies to take away after playing ❤️

 

 

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On 8/28/2018 at 1:27 PM, topt said:

Rubbish - only if you play the more expensive courses.

I play 2-3 times per week and hardly ever take a cart/buggy.

Interestingly in Hua Hin neither Black Mountain, Banyan or Springfield have compulsory carts........

I don't know about Hua Hin courses. As far as I know, around Pattaya the only courses that allow shared carts are Plutaluang and Pattavia. A couple of others allow shared carts but charge extra for the privilege.

And Plutaluang & Pattavia offer the lowest green fees as well -- result is they are usually busy most days.

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53 minutes ago, fulhamster said:

I don't know about Hua Hin courses. As far as I know, around Pattaya the only courses that allow shared carts are Plutaluang and Pattavia. A couple of others allow shared carts but charge extra for the privilege.

And Plutaluang & Pattavia offer the lowest green fees as well -- result is they are usually busy most days.

The quote you referenced was about "compulsory" carts. Nothing to do with sharing.

 

Played Pattavia today - almost empty this morning and a bit busier later afternoon. Greenwood on Monday had a total of 17 golfers booked to play plus 2 walk ins and was the same price as Pattavia.

 

Not sure how often you play but very few courses at the moment are "usually busy most days".............?

 

You want cheapest have you tried Kings Naga?

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7 minutes ago, topt said:

The quote you referenced was about "compulsory" carts. Nothing to do with sharing.

 

Played Pattavia today - almost empty this morning and a bit busier later afternoon. Greenwood on Monday had a total of 17 golfers booked to play plus 2 walk ins and was the same price as Pattavia.

 

Not sure how often you play but very few courses at the moment are "usually busy most days".............?

 

You want cheapest have you tried Kings Naga?

I play 2 or 3 times a month now, mainly due to the financial chaos caused by the Brexit vote.

 

Pattavia we get a good deal as our group plays there every week. Less than Greenwood.

It seems to be busy when we finish ie after 1pm, I think there is a deal on for pm tee-offs.

 

Playing at Greenwood this week, the carts are not compulsory but are only 300 baht more than walking on Thursdays as it's sports day. Still 1350 + caddy tip + transport so @2K baht before you factor in food/drink afterwards.

 

 

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The whole price of golf here is madness. 

 

I have played at courses in St Andrews which are truly fantastic for little more than I payed recently at Muang Kaew for a bang average course. 

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1 hour ago, BobbyL said:

The whole price of golf here is madness. 

 

I have played at courses in St Andrews which are truly fantastic for little more than I payed recently at Muang Kaew for a bang average course. 

Over the last few years, the "high season" rates are hardly reduced whenever "low season" starts, then another hike for the next "high season".

Even the clubhouse restaurants are getting pricey, with some asking ++ on top.

Many courses starting to price out many expats who would like to play year-round, the courses are all hoping for an influx of Koreans to pay top-dollar.

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