“The pics don’t really do the damage justice”

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir March 3, 2021 06:35

A golf club in Rochdale has become at least the second this year to post shocking images on social media of an abandoned car on its course.

Castle Hawk Golf Club was left with a £10,000 repair bill after the vehicle ploughed up much of the 17th fairway and was then discarded.

Castle Hawk Golf Club. Image from Facebook

Deep tyre tracks were left across the length of the fairway by the Mercedes A-Class vehicle.

Club manager Rob Wood said the car, which was later recovered by police, was thought to have been stolen.

He added that cannabis was also discovered inside the vehicle.

He said: “It couldn’t have come at a worse time really.

“We’ve been getting the course ready for when we can open and telling our members about everything we were doing, then this.

“The pics don’t really do the damage justice.

Castle Hawk Golf Club. Image from Facebook

“Some of the tracks were 18 inches deep. It happened when we had all that bad weather and the ground was wet through.

“It wasn’t ideal to say the least.”

A post on the club’s Facebook page said: “What a terrible drive!!

Castle Hawk Golf Club. Image from Facebook

“A few weeks ago we had a stolen car driven on the course which had to be towed off and made a right mess!! Thanks for whoever did this!!!

“Time, money & effort later we have repaired the terrible mess thanks to the amazing greenkeeps.”

The club added this picture, which shows the successful work the greenkeepers had carried out.

Castle Hawk Golf Club. Image from Facebook

Earlier this year Camperdown Golf Course found a burnt out car in one of its bunkers.

 

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir March 3, 2021 06:35
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  1. TOLA March 4, 13:11

    Well done, just gives it a bit of character. Blokes.

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  2. Peter March 3, 18:35

    At least they know, there isn’t “enemies” in the community !! When Booze and drugs are involved, we have to shed some empathy for the poor souls involved !! If, determined to be malicious prosecute !! Once had a drug induced, young mom, do almost the same damage on a “pitching green !” She cleaned herself up, got healthy and came back to say, “sorry!” That was worth it !!

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