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Front Page Youth Team Returns Home Victorious with Inter-Club League Trophy

Back Page SGA Inter-Club League 2013 Overall Winners

On Par Tiny Stars Shine at First NSRCC Junior Medal Tournament A bi-monthly publication by National Service Resort & Country Club

Nov I Dec 2013


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Nov I Dec 2013

Contents Seen & Heard 4 5 6 7

32 Jin Cheng and Amanda take Junior Open Championship 2013 Title 34 Golf 101: Loose Impediments 35 Trouble Shots – The Back-Handed Shot? 36 HIO Achievers

Derek and Joey Capture 1st in Quarterly Medal Formula 1 Style Racing for Children What the Flea! NSRCC Service Excellence Award 2013 Tenpin Bowler Ismail Wins Silver Medals at European Championships in Prague New Look for Male Golfers’ Changing Room Southwest Monsoon Grand Prix 2013 Eat, Play and Golf only at NSRCC Open House 2013 A Place to Work and Play It’s Always a Good Time 19th Adult Inter-Club Bowling Mixed League 2013

Upcoming Events & Promos

20 A First Timer at F1

Pacific Tennis Academy (PTA) NSRCC Annual Bowling Championship NSRCC Selection Roll-off Festive Bowls KTV Room Promotions NSRCC Bowling Try-out 2013 (Members only) Bowling Clinic ‘God of Fortune’ Fondant Cupcake Decorating Workshop ‘Ayam Brand’ Cooking Class 41 Vocal Class (1st Intake 2014) DIY Valentine’s

Front page

Food Watch

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37 38 39 40

Updates

18 Newly Formed Committees to Better Serve Members

Members’ Feature 22 Youth Team Returns Home Victorious with Inter-Club Bowling League Trophy

42 Let’s Toast to a Great Golf Game

In every issue

On Par

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26 Journey to Triumph – From the Beginning to Winning the SGA Inter-Club League 29 Junior Golfers Treated to PGA Master Professional Instruction and Golf 30 Tiny Stars Shine at First NSRCC Junior Medal Tournament

Office Bearers At your service The Editor Speaks Calendar of Events 2013 Affiliated Clubs Facilities Directory

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Editor Tan Sze Wah Editorial Team Looi Wan Hui, Teo Whee Sian Maureen, Jeffrey Low, Stanley Ho, Goh Ying Ying, Ivy Ho and Nurazura is published bi-monthly by National Service Resort & Country Club 10 Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499739 Tel: 6542 8288 Fax: 6545 6508 MICA (P) No. 029/10/2013 Email Address corpcomms@nsrcc.com.sg Designed & Printed by Semco Design Communications Pte Ltd

The views and comments in this magazine may not necessarily represent that of the NSRCC management. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without prior written permission from NSRCC. All correspondences should be addressed to the Editor, RESORT VIEW.

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office bearers Patron Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong Board of Directors Chairman Chan Yeng Kit Deputy Chairmen Tan Tee How LG Ng Chee Meng Directors Lai Chung Han Teo Eng Dih Disciplinary Committee Chairman Hui Choon Kuen Members Keok Tong San Leong Chun Kong Steven Low Soon Heng Rajan s/o Sankaran Nair Siva Shanmugam Toh Eng Kian Kelvin Yong Eng Wah

General Committee President LG Ng Chee Meng Vice President Comr Yap Wee Teck Eric Teo Eng Dih Captain Tan Kah Han Members BG (NS) Tung Yui Fai Goh Eng Yau Laurence Hui Choon Kuen Kwa Hian Djoe Andrew Lee Chee Peng Leong Chee Keen Edward Tan Sze Wah Wong Liang Chin Jeffrey

Resort & Facilities Committee Chairman Lee Chee Peng Vice Chairman Too Chee Keong Patrick Convenor (Bowling) Richard Soh Convenor (Tennis/Squash) Lee Cher Tong David Convenor (Family Recreation) Florence Khemlani Members Looi Wan Hui Kuek Chiew Peng Tang Ing Koon Derrick Quek Siew Liang

ENGAGEMENT Committee Chairman Kwa Hian Djoe Andrew Members Cynthia Lee Seah Chin Aik Danny Sin Winston Toh

Editorial Committee Honorary Editor/Chairman Tan Sze Wah Members Looi Wan Hui Teo Whee Sian Maureen AUDIT COMMITTEE Chairman Goh Eng Yau Laurence Members Leong Chee Keen Edward Wong Liang Chin Jeffrey

Greens Committee Captain Tan Kah Han Vice Captains Chong Chin Wah Jenny Tay Kian Hwee David Members Chew Chong Aun Shaun Chua Ling Ling Sally Chua Yam Seng Huang Mee Foh David Lim Cher Meng Henry Tan Yong Hui Brian Tay Siak Meng William Teo Whee Sian Maureen HANDICAP Committee Ng Kim Teck Vincent SPECIALIST ADVISORY Committee Kwa Hian Djoe Andrew ESTABLISHMENT COMMITTEE Chairman Teo Eng Dih Members Leong Chee Keen Edward Lee Meng Guek Ivy Wong Liang Chin Jeffrey

at your service GENERAL MANAGER Ng Heng Chew gm@nsrcc.com.sg

Finance Joanne Tan joanne@nsrcc.com.sg

Officers (Corporate Comm) Ivy Ho 6540 8557 Nurazura 6543 5732

DIRECTOR Business & Resort Operations Stanley Ho stanley@nsrcc.com.sg

HR & Training Joey Leau joey@nsrcc.com.sg

GOLF golfing@nsrcc.com.sg

MANAGERS Golf Changi Jason Yeo jasonyeo@nsrcc.com.sg Kranji Sanctuary Chan Lee Hock leehock@nsrcc.com.sg Facilities David Ho david@nsrcc.com.sg

FINANCE finance@nsrcc.com.sg Officer (Credit) Quck Lian Chuan (Payment & Statement of Accounts Enquiries) MEMBERSHIP membership@nsrcc.com.sg Senior Executive (Membership) Tan Ei Kheng 6540 8552

Course Maintenance James Sua, CGCS jamessua@nsrcc.com.sg

CSO Membership Faezah 6540 8556 Norazuana 6540 8555

Membership, Marketing & Communication Jeffrey Low jeffrey@nsrcc.com.sg

Corporate Communication corpcomms@nsrcc.com.sg Executive (Corporate Comm) Goh Ying Ying 6540 8550

Senior Executive (Golf) Derrick Tay 6540 8546 Executives (Golf) Jammy Chang 6540 8547 Ong Eng Peng 6540 8544 Asst Executive (Golf) May Lim 6540 8545 Senior CSO (Driving Range) David Oliveiro 6543 1726 SPORTS/RECREATION sports&recreation @nsrcc.com.sg Executive (S&R) Mark Ong 6543 5737 Senior Officer (S&R) Juhainiemasra 6540 8564 Asst Officer (S&R) Ernawaty 6540 8563

Resort Bowl @ NSRCC bowlingstaff@nsrcc.com.sg Executive (Resort) Dennis Chew 6540 8567 CORPORATE/PRIVATE EVENTS events@nsrcc.com.sg Executive (Event Management & Jackpot) Yam Chung Wai 6540 8566 Executive (Event Management) Patrick Soong 6543 5735 Executive (Business Development) Hanz Lim 6543 5082 Executive (Marketing) Alix Chu 6543 5733 KRANJI SANCTUARY kranji@nsrcc.com.sg Executive (Golf) Henry Thang 6795 2310


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Editor Tan Sze Wah

theeditorspeaks We could not decide on the SGA League Team or Youth Bowlers Team cover in honour of their respective Inter-Club title wins, so we decided to do a double cover. NSRCC SGA League Team has certainly hit on a winning formula, closing in on their 3rd successive Overall Champion title in the SGA Inter-Club League 2013. Congratulations to the team on this outstanding accomplishment. If you are an avid and frequent golfer, join our league team by contacting our golfing department to register your interest today. You can practise and perfect your golf skills at a competitive level. It has been a delightful coincidence as our youth bowlers also won the 14th Youth Inter-Club Bowling Mixed League 2013 Champion title. Hear our youths tell their success stories with their display of determination, dedication and how they pulled off the win as a team. Catch all the action on pages 22-25. We also bring you highlights from the Southwest Monsoon Grand Prix, Open House and 19th Adult InterClub Bowling League, in the Seen & Heard pages. In Golf 101, we take a look at loose impediments, a common encounter for many of us during our rounds of golf. Know your rights within the rules to deal with these objects without running afoul of the Rules of Golf.

For the club to remain relevant and healthy, two new committees, namely the Strategic Review and Engagement Committees have been formed. Both committees shall be working closely with the Board and Management to enhance the Club and facilitate engagement between members and the Management. In this end of the year issue of RV, I wish all readers Happy Holidays and a fantastic start to 2014! Take the opportunity to enrol in our workshops and learn a new skill in our Upcoming Events & Promos. Continue to strive and work towards your goals. More importantly, stay happy and healthy. Corrections In the last edition of RV Sep/Oct the following errors were spotted in the photo captions. ‘Latest: Team NSRCC wins SGA Inter-Club League 2013’ on page 9

1) Original: The Fabulous Five– Peter, Freddy, Yee Kok, Henry and Lawrence Correction: The Fabulous Five – Francis, Freddy, Eric, Henry and Lawrence 2) Original: Jagged Jacqueline Correction: Jagged Fion

3) Original: ‘Double J’ – Jen and Jo Ee with rivals from SICC Correction: ‘Double J’- Jen and Jo Ee with rivals from TMCC ‘Golfers Hit The Greens To Celebrate SAF Day’ on page 14

1) Original: Lady golfers Rosaline, Elizabeth, Faye and Rachel looking their best Correction: Lady golfers Rosaline, Elizabeth, Faye and Fion looking their best 2) Original: Our lucky draw winners, Jeremy Khoo (top), Teow Kok Hing (centre) and James Ong (bottom) Correction: Our lucky draw winners, Jeremy Khoo (top), Teow Kok Hing (centre) and James Ow (bottom) We extend our sincere apologies to Francis, Eric, Fion and James for any inconvenience caused.


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Derek and Joey Capture 1st in Quarterly Medal I

n a rollicking quarterly medal competition, a total of 22 bowlers participated in the NSRCC bowling Quarterly Medal held on 25 August.

Derek and Joey took top spots after an intense 10-game competition.

Men’s Category

2nd position Benjamin Hong (1944 pinfalls)

Winner Derek Chan (2118 pinfalls)

3rd position Sim King Khoon (1782 pinfalls)

Ladies Category

Winner Joey Yeo (1898 pinfalls)

2nd position Tay Hui Wen (1826 pinfalls)

Youth Category

Winner Jonathon Hong (1955 pinfalls On count back)

2nd position Ignatius Lee (1955 pinfalls)

3rd position Glenn Choo (1781 pinfalls)


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Formula 1 Style Racing for Children W

ith the indoor function room transformed into a racing car circuit and electric race car track assembly zone, children and parents were able to experience ‘Formula 1’ style racing. Children from ages 1-5 had the opportunity to ride the electric cars while children of ages 6 -12 were able to build race tracks for their remote-controlled cars. “It will be good if this event was held on a bigger scale,” said Benny Wong, a parent attending the programme. Race car engineer? Great bonding for the entire family

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he open house weekend flea market was bustling with activities and it certainly was a great way for visitors to check out the wide range of brand new, pre-loved wares from jewellery to clothes and golf equipment. There were three main areas reserved for stalls namely the Main Lobby, Gallery and Driving Range. Eric See, a vendor who set up a stall at the driving range was thankful for the opportunity to serve members of the club and has expressed keen interest to join the next flea market.

A great way to recycle used golf clubs

Fashion accessories for the fashionista

Can’t go wrong with sale of skincare products


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NSRCC Service Excellence Award 2013 We congratulate this year’s Service Excellence Award recipients who have helped to deliver a memorable NSRCC experience.

Winner “This award has lit my way in the customer service industry. I am happy that I have been recognised for two consecutive years by members for my service. I believe that a happy customer will bring us a happy work environment. I will continue to serve members and make them want to come back again!” ~May Lim, Assistant Executive (Golf), Changi

1st Runner-up “Thank you for appreciating and believing in me to provide top customer service to both members and colleagues. Hope to build greater rapport with all of you.” ~Norazizah Bte Zainol, CSO (Golf), KSGC

2nd Runner-up

“I would like to extend my appreciation to everyone who has supported me to attain the service excellence award. It will not be possible without the guidance of my manager, supervisors and fellow colleagues. I am honoured and encouraged to know that my service has been recognised. I will continue to provide and improve my service standards in the years to come with NSRCC.” ~Umadevi Boominathan, CSO (Golf), KSGC


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Tenpin Bowler Ismail Wins Silver Medals at European Championships in Prague M

ohammed Ismail, Assistant Executive, Bowling Operations who has been with NSRCC for seven years, has done us proud again! At the recent European Championships in Prague held from 23 August to 1 September, he claimed two silver medals for the ‘Singles Event’ and ‘All Events’. Hosted by the Czech Blind Sportsmen Association, a total of 44 bowlers from 10 countries namely – Australia, Czech Republic, Finland, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore and Slovakia took part in the competition. “I believe I did the right thing at the right time along with the advice of my coach, Francis Liew. It may be just little things like changing bowling balls and targeting but usually it makes the difference in winning or losing. For me, winning isn’t something that happens on the lanes when the ball hits the pocket and gives you a strike, it is something that is building mentally and physically everyday when you train and every night that you dream.

Simply incredible Ismail

My secret in winning is never think of the outcome, just do your best, enjoy the game and everything will take place naturally.” We are proud of you Ismail!

International Achievements

What a great team

2012

2nd Asia Paralympic Committee (APC) Tenpin Bowling Federation Cup, Taipei Singles – Bronze All Events - Bronze

2011

6th Asean Para Games, Indonesia Singles – Gold Doubles – Gold

2010

1st Asian Para Games, Guangzhou Doubles – Bronze


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New Look for Male Golfers’ Changing Room T

he male golfers’ changing room has recently been refurbished and offers a cleaner, hygienic feel and enhanced overall experience. We would like to thank our members for their understanding and support during the period where refurbishment works were being carried out.

The use of indoor plants create a welcoming and calming ambience 

An automatic sliding door enables easy access

Varnished lockers and benches

New vanity tops and mirrors


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Southwest Monsoon Grand Prix 2013

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he second Southwest Monsoon Grand Prix kicked off its first of three series on 1 June. The first series took place at NSRCC Sea Sports Centre, while the second and third series were held at Marina Bay and East Coast Park Area G, respectively. One of the main highlights of this year’s edition was the inclusion of the Laser Radial class, on top of a fleet of windsurfing classes. There were four races held for both the Laser Radial Youth class and RS:One Open class, five races for the Laser Radial Senior class, and two races for the RS:One 4.0m Open class. The event, which welcomed 30 participants – 19 windsurfers and 11 Laser Radial sailors, was held in variable wind conditions averaging below five knots. Despite the light and shifty conditions, which proved to be quite a challenge for the participants, the racing on the first day of the event was simply fantastic, with most sailors sharing that they had a great time out at sea. The Southwest Monsoon Grand Prix 2013, which witnessed some of the highest quality competition and closest racing on water, has been a roaring success.

Results First series:

Second series:

Third series:

RS One 4.0m Open 1st - Pang Xin Hui 2nd - Reynold Chan 3rd - Leon Tan

RS One 4.0 1st - Peter Chua 2nd - Pang Xin Hui 3rd - Leon Tan

RS:One 4.0 1st - Peter Chua 2nd - Pang Vin Hui 3rd - Reynold Chan

RS One Open 1st - Leonard Ong 2nd - Bo 3rd - Amanda Ng

Laser Radial Open 1st – Anthony Kiong 2nd – Tobias Baur 3rd - Reynard Lee

RS:One 7.8 1st - Nicholas Wee 2nd - Lo Jun Hao 3rd - Wilson Cai

Laser Radial Youth 1st - Justin Tay 2nd - Ng Yan Jun 3rd - Goh Shu Xian

RS One Youth­ 1st - Ruth Maw 2nd - Ynes Lim 3rd - Cheyenne Chan

Laser Radial 1st - Anthony Kiong 2nd - Stanley Chan 3rd - Daryl Goh

Laser Radial Senior 1st - Justin Liu 2nd - Denise Lim 3rd - Sherman Cheng

RS One Senior 1st - Leonard Ong 2nd - Joshua Choo 3rd - Melvin Huang


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Eat, Play and Golf only

NSRCC Open

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t was a weekend of fun, activities, food and great promotions for all who visited NSRCC’s Open House 2013 on both 31 August and 1 September. As part of the open house promotion, direct discounts and spending credits were offered to new members and existing members whose memberships were expiring. There were sweet treats such as popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream, kachang puteh and muah chee to complement the experience. Finalists from the Power 98 Disc Jockey (DJ) Golf Challenge faced-off in three golfing challenges, namely putting, driving and chipping. They also received tips from our golf professional. It was fantastic weather for the two-day event and if you have missed the event, we have you covered with photo highlights.

No one leaves empty handed! Our winners of the DJ Golf Experience

Picasso of the day

Never too old to have fun

Golf professional, Simon Lloyd, coaching our young golf enthusiasts

Power 98 DJ, Jacqui Thibodeaux, gaining momentum


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at

House 2013

Be amazed by the works of the caricaturist and the balloon sculptor

Cartoon look alike?

Membership staff dressed in camo tees, a unique and fun way to help stand out from the crowd Carnival-like atmosphere


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A Place to Work and Play T

he 4th annual Let’s Bowl event was held at Resort Bowl on 26 September and recorded the highest employee participation since it began. It is an engagement activity that aims to foster good working relationships among employees and promote active lifestyle. The session was graced by General Manager, Ng Heng Chew and saw a total of 17 teams of four squaring off at the lanes for some fun and friendly competition.

Display of tenacity

Take three deep breaths

“We had great fun!”

We are the Champions! L-R Ghee Hai Kwang, Course Maintenance; Mohamed, Security; Wong Chong Foo, Course Maintenance and Nizam, Resort with Ng Heng Chew, General Manager, NSRCC (centre)

“It was a great opportunity to interact with colleagues through bowling”

– Anna

Bowlers at full strength

– Fas

‘Weak Dragon’ seems like a misnomer for this team that came in 2nd

Team ‘Ya Ya Papaya’ ought to be proud for coming in 3rd


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It’s Always A Good Time I

t's always a good time, summing up what the Annual Get-Together 2013 was all about.

It was also a night about recognising and celebrating the achievements of individuals and the team who delivered service excellence. Club President LG Ng Chee Meng thanked the committee members and staff for their commitment and contributions and highlighted the need to continously provide higher standards of service and quality amenities. Having a fabulous time L-R Ng Heng Chew, General Manager, NSRCC; Winston Toh, Member, Engagement Committee; LG Ng Chee Meng, Club President and Andrew Kwa, Chairman, Engagement Committee

Meet the Golfing Division L-R Ong Eng Peng, Phay Quan Theo aka Ah Kim, Derrick Tay and Nasarudin

Cheers to friendship!

All smiles May Lim and Seah Chin Aik

Here’s to another wonderful year

Course Maintenance Division ‘Better Golf through Better Greens’ L-R Lee Kok Keong, Lee Yew Kee and Lim Ching Chai


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Game On! L-R Vincent Ng, Tan Chen Hock, Vincent Chua and Dennis Chew

Brian Tan tees off from Army hole 7.

Proud to be a golfer L-R William Tay, Maureen Teo and Henry Lim Enjoyable dinner and renewed friendship

Meet our staff

Tan Chen Hock delivers a soulful performance

Club President presenting awards to our Service Champions L - R : 2nd Runner-up - Umadevi; 1st Runner-up - Norazizah and May - Winner

Best Team Award goes to Changi Golf Division


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NSRCC Finishes Second at Adult Inter-Club Bowling League Finals T

he curtains came down at NSRCC on 19 October for the finals of the 19th Adult Inter-Club Bowling Mixed League 2013. Played on home ground, many passionate supporters came down to cheer on their teams after 27 weeks of grueling competition. The Inter-Club Bowling League featured 30 participants from nine clubs vying for the coveted title. The atmosphere on the lanes was exhilarating as competition got underway. Team NSRCC finished second with 82 points as a strong Serangoon Gardens Country Club edged them for the Championship title with 91.5 points at NSRCC Resort Bowl. Despite the loss, it turned out to be a good day for NSRCC as resident bowler, Derek Chan clinched the Men’s Category Masters title against rival Broncson Tan. A dinner was held at The Leaders room to celebrate the occasion. A lucky draw was the perk of the event whereby participants were treated to good food and great company. Well done to all the bowlers who participated and special thanks to Florence Khemlani, Family Recreation Convenor for helping to organise the team and to administer the league. We will definitely look forward to next year’s event!

Camaraderie all around

Masters Results Champion Derek Chan 2675 pinfalls

1st Runner-up Broncson Tan

Team Results 1 Serangoon Gardens & Country Club 2 National Service Resort & Country Club 3 Chinese Swimming Club

2527 pinfalls

Total Won 91.5 82 79.5

Total Lost 28.5 38 40.5

The lucky draw winners of the night


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Francis Chan (right) receiving 1st prize from Stanley Ho, Director (Business & Resort Operations)

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Masters title holder, Derek Chan

Lee Chee Peng, Chairman of Resort & Facilities (in white) presents a token of appreciation to Florence Khemlani and Team NSRCC


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Newly Formed Committees to Better Serve Members

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he Strategic Review and Engagement Committees have been formed on 1 July 2013 to focus on reviewing the club’s operating model and engaging members to understand their needs. The Strategic Review Committee seeks to move the club forward focusing on three key areas: 1) Improve value proposition of membership 2) Drive resort facilities development 3) Stay relevant to present and future generations of NSmen Led by Chairman, BG(NS) Tung Yui Fai the committee seeks to enhance membership value, develop resort facilities, improve membership recruitment and operating performance. BG(NS) Tung is currently holding the appointments of Director of National Service Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Vice President, SAFRA and member of NSRCC’s General Committee. Scope of Review 1) Review the club’s development master plan for future facilities upgrading/extension projects 2) Propose initiatives to enhance membership value and recruitment 3) Propose initiatives to improve branding and market positioning 4) Other initiatives that will improve NSmen benefits, financial sustainability and cost management 5) Prepare and submit all recommendations to General Committee and Board of Governors


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Standing L-R Seah Chin Aik, Cynthia Lee, Danny Sin Seated L-R Andrew Kwa, Chairman and Winston Toh

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he Engagement Committee has been established to engage members through discussions on the club. Led by Chairman, Andrew Kwa who formerly served as the Greens and Handicap Committees Chairman from 1 July 2004 until 31 December 2012, the committee seeks to improve overall members’ experience. Scope of Engagement 1) Better clarify and explain club’s policies and procedures 2) Engage and consult members through the use of platforms such as online and focus group discussions 3) Make recommendations to help address issues raised in members’ feedback Roles and Responsibilities: 1) Review feedback on club matters by members, guests or visitors 2) Meet up with members of the club periodically to listen to their views and feedback 3) Clarify policies, practices as well as to explain to members on issues and rationale for current practices/actions. 4) Have an overview on the feedback received If you have any concerns and issues pertaining to club policies or procedures, you can contact the committee by sending an email to suggestion@nsrcc.com.sg.


Member Feature

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Participant gets into the action with the F1 racing car stimulator

A smile from the Lotus Team collectables booth

A First-Timer at F1 H

ave you ever had the chance to see a Formula 1 race? For me it was an experience like no other. Before this, I had the chance to watch Girls Gymnastics at the Youth Olympics but that was the closest I came to attending a global sporting event. Hearing the turbo-charged engines and feeling the ground shake as cars sped past was simply exhilarating. This will be my first experience of the Marina Bay Grand Prix Street circuit. It was 4pm and a long walk across from Millenia Singapore to the Sky Suites where I was headed to. The Sky Suites are said to offer guests a good vantage point of the high adrenaline racing action, from the private viewing balcony or atop the open-air rooftop Sky Terrace.

Circuit park featuring Singapore GP merchandise and team memorabilia bustling with activities

There I stood with uninterrupted views of cars exiting the Pit Lane and drivers negotiating the sharp Turn 2. It offered an excellent view of the Marina Bay Skyline! Inside the dining suite, I was treated to fine cuisine and impeccable service and even had access to an outdoor viewing area. Greeted by the suite ambassador and offered a welcome drink, I decided not to be inhibited by the indulgence and decided to quickly make my way to the F1 Village to soak up the atmosphere and make the best of my experience there.

Epic turnout

The village was bustling with activity and fans were checking out their favourite teams’ merchandise, interactive games and gastronomic delights. There were even several pockets of open-air pit stages with live entertainment to rouse the crowds. After spending an hour jostling with the crowds, it was time to take refuge somewhere quiet, up the flyer. The massive F1 race looked so small even though it was immensely packed with crowds. I could see the GP drivers’ parade in their classic cars. Outdoor lounge located above the action with comfortable couches all over


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View of the Sky Terrace Behold the awesome skyline

Bird’s eye view of the action on the pit lane

It was hard to miss out on the track action with the live commentary and I was on the top of the news who was leading or crashed out. A treat for Mercedes and Ferrari race fans

In all honesty, not being a racing fan myself, F1 used to be perceived as an event for the well-heeled and motorsports fans and not a wee bit enticing to watch on TV. However, it was surreal to watch the race under the floodlights and a treat for the eyes with all that high-octane action.

Marina Pit Stage and Village Stage open-air concert

Just one tip for newbies, you have to bring along earplugs. However note that it will shut you from all commentary, friends banter and deafening roars of the race car engines. It was a very memorable experience for me nonetheless. Contributed by The NewVroom Nico Rosberg from Team Mercedes

Go Sebastian Vettel!

Members are welcome to submit articles or article ideas to corpcomms@nsrcc.com.sg


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Youth Team Returns Home Victorious with Inter-Club Bowling League Trophy Team NSRCC took home the 14th Youth Inter-Club Bowling League 2013 trophy after 23 weeks of intense competition from March to August.

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fter their nail-biting victory at Seletar Country Club (SCC), the youths claimed their rights to the trophy. It was a beautiful victory for the team as they wrestled the trophy from Serangoon Gardens Country Club (SGCC) who had retained the title for three consecutive times and when no one had expected the team to win. The team scored a total of 38,171 pinfalls and also won the Team High Game Scratch. Bowler, Joey Yeo won the High Game Scratch (Girls) with 279 pinfalls. “We didn’t expect to win; it was a bonus as the odds were against us. Our team spirit as well as our supporters who were there for us every week contributed to our win. Even though we had our awkward moments with Benjamin coaching the team for the first time, he was supportive on and off the lanes,” said Jonathan Hong, Team Captain. Loke Chor added, “It is fantastic to win this year’s championship. We won by a single point and it was a nail-biting finish. It is my most memorable win as this is my last year with the youth team.” For Huiwen who also trains with the national youth team, she thanked coach, Benjamin for his belief, “He believes spares are really important, at almost every training session, he would try to give all bowlers an opportunity to train. He is committed and passionate towards bowling and never fails to come down to coach us. We deserved the win!” Joey, new addition to the team, remembered vividly that at the last deciding match it was pretty intense and everyone on the team was cheering loudly down to the last frame, “It was heartening to see how everyone came together. Benjamin makes an effort to come down every Saturday to try to get to know and understand everyone better and help them on the lanes. I am happy to be a part of this fun loving and nice community.” As Florence Khemlani, Family Recreation Convenor defines it, “NSRCC trains champions.” Absolutely amazing and well done! NSRCC has won the championship three times in 2004, 2009 and 2013.


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United we stand, divided we fall Back Row:  Siew Qin Heng, Siew Qin Han, Loke Chor, Dexter Ang, Leon Lee, Jonathan Hong, Ignatius Lee, Jonathan Ong, Alexander  Tan 2nd Row: Shawn Choo, Daryl Poon, Aloysius Ng, Brandon Ong Front Row: Joslyn Ho, Nurhaliza Hussin, Isabelle Lee, Tay Hui Wen

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Get to know our talented bowlers who make up Team NSRCC.

Loke Chor

Aloysius Ng

Jonathan Hong

Shawn Choo

Leon Lee

Tay Hui Wen


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Ignatius Lee

Brandon Ong

Isabelle Lee

Alex Tan

Kwa Ai Teng

Joey Yeo

Overall Team Results Team 1 NSRCC 2 Seletar Country Club 3 Singapore Swimming Club

Total Won 69 64 42

Individual Award High Game Scratch (Ladies) Joey Yeo

Points 279

Team Award Team High Game Scratch NSRCC

Points 982


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Journey to Triumph – From the Beginning to Winning the SGA Inter-Club League 2013 1st Leg

2nd Leg

10 March @ Sembawang Country Club

24 March @ Orchid Country Club

A mandatory shot before the first round at Sembawang Country Club Back row L – R: Freddy Yeo, Roland Liew, Glenn Yap, Tan Kah Han, Wee Yee Kok, Chua Ping Sun, Nigel Liew, Ron Lim, Francis Wong, Phay Choong Kai, Tuan Peak Hin, David Tay, Andrew Cher, Joshua Ho, Henry Lim, Abdul Hadi Bin Uda Front row L – R: Edwin Foo, Gavin De Luna, Desmond Choo, Francis Tan, Nadhra Aqilah, Angelica Au, Elizabeth Ang, Jacqueline Tan, Linette Chua, Fion Yeo, Jenny Chong, Eric Ong, William Tay, Lim Khong Kwee, James Tan (Not present): ‘Premier’ Division: Ryan Wong, Nicholas Lim, Marc Ong, Billie Pay ‘A’ Division: Lee Tian Beng and Donald Teo ‘B’ Division: Andrew Au and Foo Kok Wah ‘Ladies’ Division: Jen Goh, Erica Layson, Phoebe Nicole Tan, Kok Jo Ee, Jessica Tan

3rd Leg

Teams NSRCC and Seletar

7 April @ Keppel Club

4th Leg 21 April @

Changi Golf

Club

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big congratulation to our NSRCC SGA League Team as they bagged their third consecutive Overall Championship title in the Singapore Golf Association (SGA) Inter-Club League 2013 held from 10 March to 25 August. A special shout out to the ‘B’ Division for winning their division title. We bring you the photo highlights of their journey and thank Rosaline for photographing the players on-location.

7th Leg 21 June @ Singapore Island Country Club

8th Leg 16 June @ Sentosa Golf Club

Angelica Au high five with Henry after Super Tee Shot

10th Leg 14 July @ Tanah Merah Country Club

Practice makes perfect

12th Leg

Billie Pay taking relief from buggy path

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A good peer offers good advice

Drinking water is still the best way to stay hydrated

“Despite some hiccups in the earlier phases, we were still able to clinch the overall Championship title. We had excellent teamwork, good morale and fighting spirit and it was a wonderful experience.” – Roland Liew, ‘Premier’ Division “We lost some points due to technical error but managed to pull through with a cool fighting spirit and great teamwork!” – Ron Lim, ‘Premier’ Division “We all knew what was required and the sacrifices that were needed to be made through the year – with our social games put aside. But in the end, the glory of the league and representing the club makes it all worthwhile. The whole league experience has been fantastic and it was great camaraderie. I hope to be a part of the league next year and defend the title!” – Gavin De Luna, ‘B’ Division

Parents who came to lend their support

“To me, every game has its moments. The two memorable moments would be; my chip for birdie on the final hole at Jurong Country Club to win my match and scoring the point for the team to square the game with Sembawang Country Club and defending our title as overall champions at Warren Golf & Country Club.  I am proud to have been part of the team. It was definitely an unforgettable experience.” – Elizabeth Ang, ‘Ladies’ Division

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“I’m glad to say that the only challenge I had at the beginning was finding the right partner. After being able to work well with my partner, the league became a more enjoyable experience for me. The most memorable moment was –as I was driving back from the 18th hole with my partner at Laguna, the whole team was waiting at the club house all anxious to know the results as we needed one more point for the win and I gave them a thumbs up to show that a win for us and the next thing was unforgettable. The entire club house erupted into cheers and you could see the joy on every single team mates’ faces. There is a sense of pride being part of the NSRCC team.” – Angelica Au, ‘Ladies’ Division


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25 August @ Warren Golf & Country Club

Freddy Yeo, Gavin De Luna and Desmond Choo showing their determination for the last leg

Prize Presentation of the SGA Inter-Club League 19 September @ Keppel Club SGA President, Mr Bob Tan, presenting the ‘B’ Division trophy to Club Captain, Tah Kah Han and NSRCC SGA League players

We are the overall champions!

13th Leg

Strong team spirit L-R Linette Chua, Tan Kah Han and Angelica Au

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Junior Golfers Treated to PGA Master Professional Instruction and Golf

Assessing the juniors’ putting skills

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s part of NSRCC Junior Golf Development Programme initiative, junior golfers and their parents were treated to a free golf clinic conducted by PGA Master Professional on 29 September at Changi, organised through Mizuno. Joe Thiel, workshop speaker and former coach of Pak Se Ri, South Korean professional golfer on the LPGA tour, shared tips on how to develop golf techniques and their mental game and align their putts among others. ‘This event is good exposure for the kids,’ said Mr Han, who accompanied his son. Elizabeth puts her skills to the test

Thank you for a great session!

Reading the target line  when putting

Rotation of the forearms


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Tiny Stars Shine at First NSRCC Junior Medal Tournament The inaugural NSRCC junior medal was a huge success, drawing over 70 junior golfers aged 4-16 years to play at Executive Par 3 course.

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unior players without official handicap were allowed to participate in the tournament, presenting them an opportunity to ease into the game and gain valuable tournament experience. Most importantly, this will help them develop their love and flair for the sport. The tournament was split into three divisions, namely Divisions A, B and C also known as Tiny Star. Great weather conditions helped some on the greens get off to a quick start. On the ‘A’ Division, Daniel Ian secured the top spot while Nicholas Tan and Lee Brayden clinched the ‘B’ and ‘C’ Divisions titles, respectively.

Gerald had the privilege of being the first participant to tee off in the first NSRCC Junior Medal Tournament

“It was Nicholas’ first golf competition and he rocks!” said Mr Tan. Dean Baharin said, “Daniel was fortunate to participate in this inaugural tournament and to become a champion is only a dream come true.” He added that his son was ecstatic when he knew his results and that will make him consider playing golf at a higher level. Good effort by our young ones and we would like to extend a huge thank you to all players and family members for making our first Junior Medal such a great success! We look forward to seeing you next year. More photos of our event are available for viewing on our Picasa web album at https://picasaweb.google.com/nsrcc.safra

Tiny Stars, Stars of Tomorrow

A customary handshake before the start of the game

Timeless moment

“We did it!”


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Juniors standing in front of a partially blocked sign on Executive Par 3 Course that reads ‘Engineering your future’ which also refers to where it all begins for our young golfers

The three ‘golferteers’?

‘B’ Division Group in their final assault at the last hole A great way of having fun while bonding with your family


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Jin Cheng and Amanda take Junior Open Championship 2013 Title NSRCC Junior Open Championship returns with a bang, after a two-year hiatus. What a thrilling championship from start to end as our junior competitors faced off!

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eeing how tenacious our contestants were, even the rain showers could not deter their quest for the championship. During the final round, action got underway as the clouds gave way to clear skies with the top 60% making the cut. Lucius Toh, from Boys ‘A’ Division, commented, “It was a rough game, I had some good and bad shots. But overall I think I’ve managed well and will try harder next year.” Ms Guo, parent of Jin Cheng, shared that she was proud of Jin Cheng who had performed well. “The Junior Open Championship is a great experience and opportunity for junior golfers to showcase their golfing skills.” We thank all parents and aspiring junior golfers for their enthusiasm and support. We also strive to bring the championship to a whole new level next year and hope to see you again.

Anxious parents who came to lend their support

First flight at Armed Forces course ready for tee-off L –R Charles Benjamin Alliston, Ryan Wong and Matthew Mackenzie Results Overall Boys Champion Overall Girls Champion

NAME Jin Cheng Amanda Tan

TOTAL GROSS 217 (74, 72, 71) 228 (80, 70, 78)

Boys ‘A’ Division Winners Winner 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner-up

Lucius Toh Yash Majmudar Leonard Tee Zhi Xian

222 (76, 74, 75) 223 (74, 76, 73) 239ocb (79, 76, 84)

Boys ‘B’ Division Winners Winner 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner-up

Aaerishna Shahsthy Desmond Kim Sanjay Anand

226 (75, 72, 79) 233 (79, 75, 79) 234 (79, 75, 80)

Girls ‘A’ Division Winners Winner 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner-up

Sarah Tan Wei Callista Chen Maisarah Bte Saadon

236 (80, 78, 78) 242 (81, 82, 79) 246 (83, 80, 83)

Girls ‘B’ Division Winners Winner 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner-up

Ashley Toh Leanne Chloe Wong Naomi Wong

234 (77, 77, 80) 235 (80, 79, 76) 235 (80, 77, 78)

Who will be taking these trophies home?


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Important briefing before tee off Well done to all contestants who made the cut to the final round!

L – R Brandon Han, Preston Lam and Aaerishna Shahsthy

Amanda Tan, Overall Girls Champion with her parents

L –R Amanda Tan, Rachel Maswi and Grace Lim

Jin Cheng, Overall Boys Champion sharing his thoughts and challenges faced during the competition

Clear blue skies define the perfect weather for golf

Congratulations to all winners holding their silverware The nerve wrecking moment after completing the game


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Golf101

Rule 23 Loose Impediments

‘Loose impediments’ are natural objects such as pebbles and leaves that can be removed without penalty as long as the object and ball are not in a hazard. Examples

Loose clod of Earth

A fallen tree or tree branch

Loose Impediments

Sand and loose soil on putting green are classified as loose impediments

Ant hills, ants, worms, insects, or heaps made by them (e.g. spider webs) provided they are not adhering to ball

Stones, rocks or pebbles

Dealing with loose sand or soil on the putting green

Place ball marker

Gently sweep or clear the loose sand or soil with towel

Proceed with play

Objects that are solidly embedded or growing into the ground or stuck on the ball are not considered as loose impediments. Examples

A fallen tree or tree branch attached to stump is not a loose impediment

Loose soil is not loose impediment through the green

** Player must be careful not to cause the ball to move when clearing loose impediments. If movement of the ball occurs due to the removal of loose impediments, the golfer must replace the ball and incur a one stroke penalty.

* ‘Through the green’ is defined as the entire area of the course except teeing ground, putting green of the hole being played and all hazards on the course.


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Trouble Shots – The Back-Handed Shot? The point here is golf is played outdoors, off uneven ground, in varying weather conditions, against Mother Nature. You have to navigate your ball around a playing field with so many potential unplayable lie situations that until you try different shots, you’ll never know what you are capable of. In our defence, our training grounds are predominantly Driving Ranges, hitting off square mats with constant conditions of lie, hitting balls with little to no consequence – so you can figure out what that type of environment produces. Let’s take a look at one alternative shot choice, the back-handed shot. Sometimes due to where the ball winds up beside a tree or bush, because we are right or left-handed, the ball lies on the wrong side of the tree/bush to how we want to play the shot normally. If we could play the ball the opposite way to how we normally do, that would be one choice however not everyone is ambidextrous. However playing the ball back-handed is an option most of us seldom consider but it is really not as difficult as it sounds if practiced. Here’s how.

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Take a good look to ensure your aim is correct (Photo 1). Establish a clear picture in your mind’s eye of where you want to hit to. Set up with the toe of the club resting on the ground behind the ball (Photo 2), not the entire sole. The ball position can vary depending on the height you need to hit but generally it will be close to your toe line. Take a short swing back (no wild haymakers here ladies and gentlemen, unless you find it fun to hit yourself in the ankle) and accelerate down and through the ball (Photos 3 and 4). The body keeps pretty calm during the whole swing, no panic, just a steady head. I learnt this shot from watching Greg Norman (former world number 1) who, as a trainee golf professional at Royal Queensland in Brisbane back in the 1970’s, the same Club where I did my traineeship 20 years later, used to pick the balls from the Range there every day before close.  He would flick the balls from the outside into the middle by using this backhanded technique and he realised, after some practice that he got quite good at it.  It developed from there and he started using it in tournaments or whenever he had the occasion to use it. I just followed him. It’s a shot that you may only have the opportunity to play once or twice a year. However, in one recent tournament, I played it twice IN ONE HOLE, the 10th hole at Laguna National – Masters Course – go figure! Phil Brew Director Phil Brew Golf Academy


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Hole-In-One Achievers

S/N Who 1 Chan Hock Lye 2 Tay Khim Puay 3 Soh Chee Seng 4 Lim Khong Kwee 5 Miniandy Vijayal 6 Tan Jee Peng 7 Jacob Yang Ee Ping 8 Lim Boon Lye 9 Ong Kim Hua 10 Lee Wai Pong 11 Joek Ong Eng Koon 12 Derek Tan Suan Khiang 13 Thomas Leom Meng Siong 14 Ho Pol Liu Eugene 15 Tian Tai Huat CG_safa_h148_w210.pdf 1 13/10/14 16 Tan Beng 2:54 Hwee

When 1 August 6 August 7 August 8 August 9 August 11 August 15 August 28 August 29 August 31 August 8 September 9 September 9 September 13 September 15 September 16 September

H’cap 18 22 11.6 11.7 28 19.3 14.5 14.1 6.4 14 7.9 14.4 16 19 13 13.4

Where SICC Island Course Hole 5 Tanah Merah Country Club Tampines Course Hole 5 Keppel Club Hole 16 Army Hole 3 Airforce Hole 8 Navy Hole 3 Navy Hole 3 Army Hole 3 Navy Hole 6 Airforce Hole 6 KSGC Hole 5 Navy Hole 3 Airforce Hole 6 KSGC Hole 5 KSGC Hole 2 Airforce Hole 8

For results of Monthly Medal, please go to http://www.nsrcc.com.sg/posting/golf


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Pacific Tennis Academy (PTA) About the Academy The Pacific Tennis Academy (PTA) is a premier tennis academy run by a team of highly qualified tennis professionals with international coaching and playing experience. PTA adopts the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Tennis10s and Tennis Xpress coaching programme making it fun and easy for players of all skill levels to play tennis while having a great workout. Meet our team of tennis pros:

Stefan Duesing Germany Stefan has spent the last 10 years managing sports and leisure programmes around the world. He worked as Group Manager in Centara Hotels and Resorts overseeing the leisure, sports and youth offerings. Prior to that, he was Director of Fitness and Leisure at the American Club Singapore, in charge of the tennis operations and was developing tennis programmes for members of Seoul Club. Stefan spent five years working for Peter Burwash International (PBI), the world’s largest and most successful tennis management company and worked at Bio Hotel Stanglwirt, Austria, Europe’s #1 rated tennis camp. He coached tennis at the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis, Peter Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands as well as the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul.

David Edgar USA David Edgar has been teaching professionally in international locations for the past 10 years and has worked with PBI. He is a former United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boy’s 18 National Team Coach. His most recent appointment was Director of Tennis at The American Club, Singapore where he oversaw the tennis programme for over 400 participants. David approaches his instructional style with the primary focus on individual player needs, having fun, and getting a great workout. He holds a USPTA P2 qualification.

Peter Lee Singapore Peter Lee has been an active contributor to the Singapore Tennis scene for many years. He is the founder of Tennis Club De Savannah (CDS). He conducts Tennis Programmes for Kids/Juniors and Adults. He was a Tennis Player and also Captain of Singapore Recreation Club (SRC) Tennis Teams. During his captainship, he had helped the club clinch several Singapore Tennis Association (STA) Championship titles. He has been coaching in schools – ISS International School, St Andrew’s School (SAS), Catholic High School (CHS) and Singapore Management University (SMU) and clubs – Keppel Club, Serangoon Gardens Country Club and Sentosa Tennis Club. Feel free to pop by next time to say hi to our pros or get a few quick tips from them! The new academy will commence operations on 1 January 2014. For more details, email to sports&recreation@nsrcc.com.sg.


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NSRCC Annual Bowling Championship

Festive Bowls

NSRCC Selection Roll-off 24 November, Sunday Check-in 12.00pm Roll-off 12.30pm

8 December, Sunday Check-in 10.30am Roll-off 11.00am

No of games: 12 games Fee: $60 per person (in-house)

No of games: 8 games Fee: $35 per person Register by: 1 December, Sunday

The NSRCC Annual Bowling Championship is here! If you think you have what it takes to be the champion, gather your teams and get ready to ‘strike’. Stand a chance to win attractive prizes in the three categories – Men’s, Ladies and Youth. Contact 6543 6365 or email bowlingstaff@nsrcc.com.sg

NSRCC will be selecting 12 bowlers (9 boys and 3 girls) to join the development squad and get the opportunity to represent the club in future tournaments and leagues. The final scores will be tabulated and eligible bowlers will be notified on the same day or by post. Contact 6543 6365 or email bowlingstaff@nsrcc.com.sg

Timing 2.00pm - 4.00pm Fees: $5 (Member) / $6 (Guest) No of games: 2 games

Christmas Eve: 24 December Christmas: 25 December New Year’s Eve: 31 December New Year: 1 January Mark your calendar for these upcoming festive bowls. Bring the whole family down for some family fun! Contact 6543 6365 or email bowlingstaff@nsrcc.com.sg


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Bowling Clinic

KTV Room Promotions

NSRCC Bowling Try-Out 2013 (Members Only) Small (Canary) 4-6pax : $10/hr (Daily) $12/hr (Eve of PH and PH)

1 December, Sunday 10.00am – 12.00pm

18 - 19 November, Monday - Tuesday

Medium (Hornbill & Flamingo) 6-8pax : $15/hr (Daily) $18/hr (Eve of PH and PH)

Age Group: 12 - 18 years

Fees: $36 per session (2 hr) Register by: 11 November, Monday

VIP (Kingfisher) 8-30pax: $40/hr (Daily) $48/hr (Eve of PH and PH) Celebrate this joyous festive season with Karaoke at Resort Bowl with your friends and family. With our attractive rates and new selection of songs to choose from, it’s simply hard to resist! Contact 6543 6365 or email bowlingstaff@nsrcc.com.sg *Fees are subject to 7% GST with no service charge. *Members enjoy 10% discount off KTV room rates. * All KTV room rates do not include drinks and titbits.

This event is for bowlers who are keen to join the club’s development team. Potential bowlers will be invited to join the development squad and get the opportunity to represent the club in future tournaments and leagues. Contact 6543 6365 or email bowlingstaff@nsrcc.com.sg

This clinic caters to beginners who want to learn the proper way of bowling. Participants will be taught with the instructional use of equipment and various techniques and forms of bowling. Potential bowlers will be invited to join the development squad and get the opportunity to represent the club in future tournaments and leagues. Contact 6543 6365 or email bowlingstaff@nsrcc.com.sg *Shoes, lanes and equipment will be provided.


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‘God Of Fortune’ Fondant Cupcake Decorating Workshop

Mass Yoga Session (Kids or Adults)

‘Ayam Brand’ Cooking Class 11 January 2014, Sunday 2.00pm – 4.00pm *Fees (Per Pair): $65 (Member) / $75 (Guest) Register by: 22 December, Sunday If your new year resolution is to do something new and exciting, how about learning how to make ‘God of Fortune’ fondant cupcakes that will impress your friends and family and at the same time usher in and celebrate the Year of the Horse. Contact Waty at 6540 8563 or email ernawaty@nsrcc.com.sg *Fees are subject to 7% GST.  Class starts with a minimum of five pairs. Each pair constitutes 1 parent and 1 child (child below the age of 12).

22 February 2014, Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm *Fees: $20 (Member) / $30 (Guest) Age Group: 12 years and above Register by: 26 January, Sunday Learn to whip up a traditional local meal with ‘Ayam Brand’. Participants will be treated to food tasting and light refreshments as well as receive an ‘Ayam Brand’ goody bag and three quick-healthy recipes. What’s in the class? - ‘Ayam Brand’ goody bag - Take home three quick-healthy chef’s recipes - Food tasting and light refreshments Contact Waty at 6540 8563 or email ernawaty@nsrcc.com.sg *Fees are subject to 7% GST.  Class starts with a minimum of 25 participants.

15 December, Sunday 9.00am - 11.00am *Fees: $10 (Junior Member) / $15 (Member) / $20 (Guest) Register by: 29 November, Friday Come down with your family and enjoy a relaxing Sunday morning. Dress in your comfortable and stretchable outfit for this mass yoga session. Contact Waty at 6540 8563 or ernawaty@nsrcc.com.sg *Fees are subject to 7% GST.  Programme proceeds with a minimum of 30 participants. Participants are encouraged to bring along their personal Yoga mats as available mats are limited.


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Vocal Class (1st Intake 2014)

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Snooker Bi-Monthly Medal 2014

DIY Valentine’s 13 January - 3 March 2014 (Every Monday) 6.30pm - 8.00pm *Fees: $180 (Member) / $200 (Guest) Age Group: 16 years and above Register by: 29 December, Sunday Improve your singing with proper vocal techniques. Sing with confidence and get tips from our master vocalist. Contact Waty at 6540 8563 or email ernawaty@nsrcc.com.sg *Fees are subject to 7% GST.  Class starts with a minimum of 10 participants.

2 February 2014, Sunday 2.00pm - 5.00pm

1 January - 31 December 2014

*Fees: $125 (Member) / $150 (Guest) Age Group: 16 years and above Register by: 12 January, Sunday

Fee: $120 (Member) Age Group: 16 years and above Register by: 15 December, Sunday

Learn how to make Valentine’s Day chocolates, flower bouquets and cards for your loved ones. Touch their hearts with gifts that are handmade by you!

Brush up on your skills in the Snooker Bi-Monthly Medal. Train regularly and get exposure in snooker tournaments.

Contact Waty at 6540 8563 or email ernawaty@nsrcc.com.sg *Fees are subject to 7% GST.  Class starts with a minimum of 10 participants.

Programme includes: 1) 4x Mini-Tournaments 2) 1x Grand Final Tournament 3) 48 hrs of complimentary trainings 4) Refreshment on every tournament days Contact Waty at 6540 8563 or ernawaty@nsrcc.com.sg *Fees are subject to 7% GST. Programme proceeds with a minimum of 15 registrations. Terms and conditions apply.


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to a Great Golf Game Beer Jug Promo

$45+/$52+

(Member/Non Member Price)

Sanctuary

Baby Squids

Kranji Sanctuary Golf Course The Terrace CafĂŠ 50 Neo Tiew Lane 3 Tel: 6791 1948 Email: nsrcc@JunHang.com.sg

Mongolian

Pork Ribs


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calendarofevents

2 (Sat)

25 (Mon)

21 Nov - 20 Dec (Every Thur & Fri)

30 (Sat)

NSRCC Annual Tennis Double Tournament (Closed)

The Great and Powerful Little Ozzi Magician

English Creative Writing Programme

Cute Q Dumplings Making for Kids Motivate Kids’Growth through LEGO

16, 23, 30 Nov & 7 Dec (Every Sat) Speak to Shine

nov 1 (Sun)

Practice Good Etiquette NSRCC Flea Market NSRCC Annual Bowling Championship

6 - 8 Dec (Fri -Sun)

8 (Sun)

NSRCC Selection Roll Off

21 ( Sat)

Santa Buddies’ Fun Marshmallow Pops for Kids

3D2N Vietnam Getaway

dec 11 (Sun)

“God Of Fortune” Fondant Cupcake Decorating Workshop

jan14 Information correct as at time of printing. Please call 6543 5725 for enquiries on Sports & Recreation Activities or 6540 8500 on Golfing Events.


Affiliated

Clubs m a l a ys i a

Johor Tanjong Puteri Golf & Country Club Tel : 02-07-271 1888 (Office & Club) 6338 2828 / 6339 7266 (S’pore Office) Fax : 02-07-271 1333 (Office & Club) 6339 5128 (S’pore Office) Email : enquiry@tpgr.com Wesite : www.tpgr.com Malacca

A’Famosa Golf Resort Berhad Tel : 02-06-552 0888 / 0555 Fax : 02-06-552 0695 Website : www.afamosa.com Email : enquiries@afamosa.com

Orna Golf & Country Club Tel : 02-06-521 0333 Fax : 02-06-521 0222 Email : ogcc@ornaresort.com.my

Negeri Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club Sembilan Tel : 02-06-850 8888 Fax : 02-06-850 3388 (Golf) 02-06-850 3005 (Admin) Email : club@nilaisprings.com.my Penang

Staffield Country Resort Tel : 02-03-8766 6117 / 8 / 9 Fax : 02-03-8766 7173 Email : scrb@streamyx.com Bukit Jambul Country Club Tel : 02-04-644 2255 Fax : 02-04-644 2400 Email : bjcc@po.jaring.my Website : www.bjcc.com.my

Bukit Jawi Golf Resort Tel : 02-04-582 0759 Fax : 02-04-582 2613 Email : enquiry@bukitjawi.com.my Website : www.bukitjawi.com.my

Perak

Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort Tel: 02-05-366 7433 Fax: 02-05-366 7434 Email : cwsgolf@po.jaring.my Website : www.cwsgolf.com.my

Selangor

Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Tel: 02-03-5510 5872 Fax: 02-03-5510 5860 Website : www.kgsaas.com.sg

Penang Golf Resort Tel : 02-04-578 2022 Fax : 02-04-575 0228 Email : pgrb@hotmail.com

Dear Members,

Please produce your Letter of Introduction, and Handicap Cards to qualify for the discounted/ reciprocal rates. The host club will charge walk-in rates otherwise. You may print your letter of Introduction on our club website at www.nsrcc.com.sg using your members’ PIN. Please check our website for the latest/ current list of affiliated clubs.

indonesia

Batam SouthLinks Country Club Tel : 62 778 323837 (Batam) 62 21 3190 2070 (Jakarta) 6278 7079 (S’pore Office) Fax : 62 778 323849 (Batam) 62 21 3190 2772 (Jakarta) 6270 0029 (S’pore) Email : sales@southlinksgolf.com Jakarta Padang Golf Modern & Country Club Tel : 62-21-552 9228 Fax : 62-21-552 9177 / 87 Website : www.moderngolfcc.com Sedana Golf & Country Club Tel : 62-267-644 730 (Club) 62-267-644 733 (Golf Reservation) 62-21-612 8811 (Accommodation) Fax : 62-267-644 728 (Club & Golf Reservation) 62-21-612 8822 (Accommodation) Email : sedanagolf@yahoo.com

china Guangzhou

Guangzhou International Golf Club Tel : 001-8620-8293 3888 Fax : 001-8620-8293 3168 Email : golf@gigc.com.cn Website : www.gigc.com.cn

Zhuhai Lakewood Golf Club Tel : 086-756-338 3666 / 0452 (Club) 852-2877-1215 / 1128 (Golf Reservation) Fax : 086-756-338 3898 / 086-756-339 9706 (Club) 867-5633 0452 (Hong Kong Office Golf Booking) 852-2877 8770 (Golf Reservation) Email : reservation@lakewood.com.cn Website : www.lakewoodclub.com.cn

brunei Royal Brunei Golf & Country Club Tel : 673-2-611 582 Fax : 673-2-610 499 Email : rbgcc@jerudong-park.com Website : www.jerudong-park.com

special arrangements Members need not apply for an Affiliation Card. Just present your Membership & Handicap Cards. Singapore Sembawang Country Club, Singapore Tel: 6751 0320 / 328 Fax: 6752 0446 Website: www.sembawanggolf.org.sg Filghts Available: Weekdays only Thailand Phuket Country Club Tel: 660 76 3192004 Fax: 660 76 319206 Website: www.phuketcountryclub.com Email: bookings@phuketcountryclub.com Gassan Khuntan Golf & Resort Gassan Lake City Golf & Resort Gassan Marina Golf Club Tel: +65 6547 1229 Fax: +65 6841 8809 Website: www.gassangolf.com Email: intourholidays@gmail.com South Africa Spier Country Club, Cape Town Tel: 27-21809-1100 Fax: 27-21881-3634 Website: www.spier.co.za Email: info@spier.co.za Vodacom, World of Golf, Johannesburg Tel: 27-11802-5864 Fax: 27-11802-7491 Website: www.golfersworld.co.za Email: rica@worldofgolf.co.za


facilitiesdirectory main lobby reception Tel: 6542 8288 6543 5725 (booking of facilities) 8 am to 8 pm (daily)

Weekday Golf In-person, Telephone - 9.30 am to 5 pm (daily) Internet - 9.30 am onwards (from Mon)

squash court 10 am to 10 pm (daily)

driving range Tel: 6543 1726 7 am to 11 pm (daily, except Mon: 2pm to 11 pm)

swimming pool & wet playground 8 am to 9 pm (Tue to Sun) 12 pm to 9 pm (Mon)* * 8 am to 12 pm are pool cleaning hours

Tel: 6540 8555/8556 8.30 am to 5.30 pm (Mon to Fri) 10.30 am to 2.30 pm (Weekends & Public Holidays)

phil brew golf academy Tel: 6545 1601

tennis courts 7 am to 10 pm (daily)

golf pro-shops

bungalow reception

f&b outlets

nsrcc - Pan-West Tel: 6542 0878 7 am to 7 pm (daily, except Mon: 11 am to 7 pm)

Tel: 6542 2036 Fax: 6545 6544 Opening Hours: 9 am to 8 pm (daily) Booking Hours: 9 am to 7 pm (daily)

membership centre

appetizer (at bowling centre) 12 pm to 11 pm (Mon to Thu) 12 pm to 2 am (Fri, Sat & eve of Public Holidays) 10 am to 11 pm (Sun & Public Holidays) champion sports lounge Tel: 6542 4688 email: enquiry@championbar.com.sg 12 pm to 12 am (Sun to Thu) 12 pm to 1 am (Fri, Sat & eve of Public Holidays) jumbo seafood @ nsrcc Tel: 6552 3435 11.30 am to 3 pm (lunch daily) 6 pm to 10.30 pm (dinner daily) the deck (golfers’ terrace) Tel: 6214 3136 6.45 am to 7.30 pm momo hut (poolside cafe) Tel: 6542 4688 3pm to 11pm (Sun to Thu) 3pm to 12am (Fri, Sat & eve of Public Holidays) the terrace cafe (kranji sanctuary) Tel: 6791 1948 7 am to 8 pm (daily)

corporate/private events the falcon, the corvette,the larden, oriole 1 and oriole 2, the leaders For booking enquiries, call 6540 8566 / 6543 5735 / 6543 5749 email: events@nsrcc.com.sg For bookings of The Sanctuary I & II at KSGC and F&B catering, call 6795 2300 for reservations and enquires.

golf facilities golf reception Tel: 6540 8500 Fax: 6542 7710 / 6545 6525 Opening Hours: 7 am to 5.30 pm Booking Hours: Weekend Golf (following weekend and public holidays) In-person* - 6 pm to 7 pm (Fri) Internet - 6 pm onwards (Fri) Telephone - 9.30 am to 5 pm (Sat onwards)

* currently not available at Kranji Sanctuary Golf Course

sports & social facilities billiards room 10 am to 10 pm (daily, but extendable to 11 pm upon request) fitness centre Tel: 6543 5715 7 am to 9.30 pm (Weekdays) 7 am to 8.30 pm (Weekends & Public Holidays) jackpot room 9.30 am to 12 am (Mon to Thu) 12 pm to 1 am (Fri) 9.30 am to 2 am (Sat) 9.30 am to 12 am (Sun & Public Holidays) 9.30 am to 1 am (eve of Public Holidays) funzone (video games arcade and pool) 12 pm to 10 pm (Mon to Thu, Sun & Public Holidays) 12 pm to 11 pm (Fri, Sat & eve of Public Holidays) karaoke Tel: 6545 6365 12 pm to 11 pm (Mon to Thu, Sun & Public Holidays) 12 pm to 2 am (Fri, Sat & eve of Public Holidays) kidz corner (indoor playroom) 8 am to 10 pm (daily) kindergolf Tel: 6214 0581 9 am to 6 pm (Mon to Sun) resort bowl @ nsrcc Tel: 6545 6365 / 6545 2059 12 pm to 11 pm (Mon to Thu) 12 pm to 2 am (Fri, Sat & eve of Public Holidays) 10 am to 11 pm (Sun & Public Holidays) resort bowl @ nsrcc - eastern pro-shop 2 pm to 10 pm (Tue to Thu, Sun & Public Holidays) 2 pm to 11 pm (Fri, Sat & Eve of Public Holidays) Closed on Monday

Six-month advance bookings are open on a rolling basis. Members can make bookings via phone, in-person or via the Internet at our website www.nsrcc.com.sg. Check-in: 2 pm to 7 pm Check-out: 9 am to 10 am

others sparks & shines car grooming services nsrcc Tel: 6285 5655 7 am to 7 pm (Tue to Sun) Closed on Monday & Public Holidays

sea sports centre constant wind sea sports centre & pro shop Tel: 6445 5108 10 am to 7 pm (daily) centre for performance transformation Tel: 6214 9412 belly view cafe 11 am - 10 pm (Tue to Sun & Public Holidays) Closed on Monday stella Tel: 6214 9168 12 pm to 10.30 pm (Mon to Thu) 12 pm to 12 am (Fri & eve of Public Holidays) 9 am to 12 am (Sat) 9 am to 10.30 pm (Sun & Public Holidays) gurame indonesian restaurant Tel: 6542 2038 12 pm to 3 pm (daily) 6 pm to 10 pm (daily)


Front Page Youth Team Returns Home Victorious with Inter-Club League Trophy

Back Page SGA Inter-Club League 2013 Overall Winners

On Par Tiny Stars Shine at First NSRCC Junior Medal Tournament A bi-monthly publication by National Service Resort & Country Club

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