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PostSubject: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:37 pm

didn't go to Bishan driving range so often nowadays due to work . Used to go there every week. Happen to drop by early last month and noticed the pro-shop (near the roundabout) is empty . Shelfs are still there , some golf bags, clubs are still lying around , next door cafe still have lights on in the fridge but nobody and door is locked ,etc... seems like a really quick exit . Anyone knows what happened?

I have some credit left over with them for selling my old clubs but i thought i'll come by another time to buy something else.. it's not much so i'm not gonna complain about it but it did came as a surprise to me . i wonder what happened to those that consigned clubs with them in Bishan and Orchard , or those with outstanding lessons with the ang mo coach there.... i pity them if it was really a overnight closure (seems like it)


I dropped by yesterday for a practice and it seems that the interior been tidied up but the shelves are still there.

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:58 pm

You're referring to Golf Zone right? Last I heard is that the owner decided to end the business.
Even the cafe which is under the same owner is closed for good due to poor business.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:12 pm

are they the same guys who opened the Taylormade shop with much fanfare? they started quite modestly as 2nd hand equipment sellers... in FESC i believe
Is the GZ shop in FESC still operating? the last time i was there in Oct / Nov, shop is quite empty
just the cruelty of this biz... sustainability is an issue as SG is still relatively small mkt

we all try to do our part by buying spare drivers and putters among other clubs... Hope the other shops do better
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:37 pm

Hmmmm ? At the roundabout? It was still opened the last time I went in early December?
Even chatted with the bubbly lady staff there.
She was from Transview though.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:51 pm

i remember i was there on 1st day of December and closed liao ... yes. Golf Zone is the name.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:03 pm

Me too, never visit the range for about 6 months or so , it was closed when I visited before christmas day in 2010.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:03 pm

Not only the golf shop is gone, so is the cafe!

I was at the range recently and had a hunger attack, and found the cafe also closed. Had to walk down to the food centre near the prawn farm to buy some food. BTW, the BBQ chicken wings there darn shiok lei!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:25 pm

Same here the range is like a ghost town.. saw spider webs forming at the basement bays
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:41 pm

C'mon guys, dun describe the place like a ghost town. Their mats just recently replaced and balls too (but some older batches of balls will inevitably be mixed in). Honshin golf fitter is there, so is custom golf (ping) and golfer's point (tm fans will like)
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:32 pm

The place is quite packed in the evening. Especially the level same as the carpark level.
Didn't miss much about the cafe though. Mostly, just got a drink halfway through hitting some balls.
But hope somebody can take over soon, otherwise got to walk a distance to the prawning area. And I don't usually carry coins to buy from vending machines.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:31 pm

longster wrote:
Same here the range is like a ghost town.. saw spider webs forming at the basement bays

Not because of the amount of smoke there?
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:05 pm

pocketace wrote:
C'mon guys, dun describe the place like a ghost town. Their mats just recently replaced and balls too (but some older batches of balls will inevitably be mixed in). Honshin golf fitter is there, so is custom golf (ping) and golfer's point (tm fans will like)

No la. Not the place is ghost town but just tat with the closing of Golf Zone and the cafe, it looks a bit unkept.

The place is quite full in the evening especially the carpark level and the same level of the golf shops.

In fact, I got fitted with my new Ping irons there Very Happy and those guys from Custom Golf are great
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:42 am

talking bout bishan .. i will be consigning my balls at golfer's point. very nice boss to let me do some sales there. do support support Smile

cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:05 am

yupyyup... the two bosses rocks.. =)

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Shop at Bishan went belly up?   Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:58 am

I just wonder:

1. How is the demand here in Singapore for people buying a new set of irons/ driver/ putter off the shelf?
2. Who are the buyers? Are they locals or foreigners in majority?

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