‘Why would someone do this to a golf course?’

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir October 24, 2020 07:39

The secretary of a golf club that has experienced vandalism on the course, including people using hole cups as toilets, has said he is baffled about why it has taken place.

He added that the cost of dealing with vandalism has increased so much in recent months that he’s concerned that it will put the club out of business.

According to The Mail, Furness Golf Club in Cumbria had ‘holes used as toilets in a spree of vandalism which has shocked bosses’.

The club has been the target of vandals for months – and police have now pledged to increase patrols.

The vandalism included extensive damage to the club’s fencing.

Secretary Roy Turner said he is appalled by the damage.

He said: “We are just so confused why someone would want to do this to the golf course.

“I have never seen this type of systematic vandalism before.

“Whoever has done this has obviously come to do some significant harm and have worked hard to cut down our fences and knock down posts that we had just put up.

“We are doing our best to help the local community.

“We are sponsoring the local junior football teams and we have hosted opens at the club, which have raised thousands of pounds for the NHS.”

He added that he is concerned that the cost of security and maintenance may spiral to a level that puts the club out of business, if the vandalism continues.

“We have been getting by,” he said.

“Financially this year has been very tight for us and we can only open the club at set times because of Covid-19 regulations.”

If anyone has information about the vandalism they can contact Cumbria Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir October 24, 2020 07:39
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  1. corptaxman October 28, 10:09

    It’s not just mindless damage – I’m a member at an all-weather synthetic green bowls club – we turned up one day to find a very precise 6m x 4m area cut out of the surface, requiring a re-surfacing of the entire green. It was obviously taken for a specific purpose. Luckily insurance covered most of the cost, but it still left us with a significant sum to fund as a small-membership club.

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  2. Kirky October 25, 23:48

    I use to run the senior section of a local club and when we played furness golf club they were the friendliest members and had a very welcoming club house. It’s such a shame when locals feel the need to destroy the hard work of mainly volunteers who have produced a very good golf course to have it all destroyed by these morons.

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  3. Sf October 25, 17:28

    I will tell you why – because people suck

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  4. Kelly October 25, 11:35

    It’s such a shame that golf courses are often the target for the mindless low life who can only get pleasure from creating damage and destruction
    Their puny minds are incapable of anything worthwhile, so they do this sort of thing. The damage they leave in their wake, illustrates how inept they are of doing anything good with their empty lives. My condolences to the patrons of this golf course, who I hope will continue to enjoy their golf, and hopefully someone will expose the mindless Idiots who did this evil, and justice applied accordingly.

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