Merrigum Golf Club members are devastated after vandals tore up their course doing wheelies in a car on Monday night.OLIVER CAFFREY April 25, 2014 3:05am
Merrigum Golf Club has been left devastated after severe vandalism of its greens.
The volunteer-run club is attempting to repair damage to its playing surface after hoons made their way into the complex sometime on Monday night.
Club captain Bill Bray said the damage was discovered on Tuesday afternoon after members arrived at the site.
‘‘We had some fools come in doing circle work and they’ve done wheelies on the course in four or five different places and driven the vehicle right across the first green,’’ Bray said.
‘‘The gates are locked at the club, but they got through around near the 18th fairway and did most of the damage to the first green.‘‘
Bray said play would continue while the course was fixed, with its club championship needing to be played this weekend.
‘‘We’re probably lucky they only went as far as they did because it would’ve been unplayable had there been a bit more damage, but we can do running repairs to make sure it’s safe for play this weekend,’’ Bray said.
‘‘It’s disappointing because we’re only a volunteer club and we work hard to maintain the greens and for someone to come through and do a mindless thing like this is very frustrating.’’
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