Teeing off for the last time at Toa Payoh Golf Range

Golfers practising at the Toa Payoh Golf Range yesterday, its last day of operation. Mr Poh Eng Teck, managing director of Poh Bros Golf Management, which was running the range, said he was informed by the authorities that the 2.9ha site has been zon
Golfers practising at the Toa Payoh Golf Range yesterday, its last day of operation. Mr Poh Eng Teck, managing director of Poh Bros Golf Management, which was running the range, said he was informed by the authorities that the 2.9ha site has been zoned for residential use.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

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 until 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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2018, with the headline 'Teeing off for the last time at Toa Payoh Golf Range'. Print Edition | Subscribe