Golf: Toa Payoh Golf Range ceases operations as it makes way for residential use

Toa Payoh Golf Range was officially closed on Dec 2, 2018.
Toa Payoh Golf Range was officially closed on Dec 2, 2018.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Golfers practising at Toa Payoh Golf Range on its last day of operation, on Dec 2, 2018.
Golfers practising at Toa Payoh Golf Range on its last day of operation, on Dec 2, 2018.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Golfers practising at Toa Payoh Golf Range on its last day of operation, on Dec 2, 2018.
Golfers practising at Toa Payoh Golf Range on its last day of operation, on Dec 2, 2018.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Children practising their putting at the Toa Payoh Golf Range on Dec 2, 2018.
Children practising their putting at the Toa Payoh Golf Range on Dec 2, 2018.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Photographs of the golf coaches are seen on the pillars of Toa Payoh Golf Range.
Photographs of the golf coaches are seen on the pillars of Toa Payoh Golf Range.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Mr Poh Eng Wah (left), 55, a professional golf coach and his brother, Mr Poh Eng Teck, 65, Managing Director of Poh Bros Golf Management, at Toa Payoh Golf Range on Dec 2, 2018.
Mr Poh Eng Wah (left), 55, a professional golf coach and his brother, Mr Poh Eng Teck, 65, Managing Director of Poh Bros Golf Management, at Toa Payoh Golf Range on Dec 2, 2018.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - With a laugh, local professional golfer Poh Eng Teck recalled how he sometimes required half an hour to walk 15m from his Toa Payoh Golf Range office to the toilet.

The 65-year-old managing director of Poh Bros Golf Management, which was running the range till yesterday, said: "We had an average of 500 golfers practising here every day. It was like a big family and many of us know one another.

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