Vandals cause £120k of damage to Yorkshire course

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir January 4, 2022 11:44

A golf course in Rotherham will be out of action ‘for months’ after it was ripped up by quad bikes and a motorbike.

The vandals drove over Grange Park Golf Club causing an estimated £120,000 of damage and lost revenue.

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South Yorkshire Police’s Off Road Team posted on social media on December 30: ‘Estimated circa £120k worth of damage and lossed (sic) revenue caused to the Grange Golf Course (sic) in Rotherham over the last few days.

‘It appears a quad and a motorbike have mindlessly ripped up greens and fairways… for fun. This will now be out if action (sic) for months to repair.

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‘A few months ago Concorde Golf course on the west side of the M1 only a few miles away was also vandalised by off road vehicles.

‘If your golf courses are also being frequented by vehicles and causing damage, get in touch.

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‘Who has been bragging about this!? Get in touch.’

Anyone with information can contact them on 101.

 

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir January 4, 2022 11:44
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5 Comments

  1. Copsey January 4, 20:55

    This was a regular occurrence years ago at a course where I was CM in the 90s. Fixed in hours, no need to close. Recovered in next to no time, vandalism actually lessened as their efforts were ultimately pointless, got bored. Just need to know what you are doing. Can’t help but think many of these stories are a little sensationalist. For many pay for plays, vandalism is daily occurrence.

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  2. Mary January 4, 18:36

    Agree Once they catch them need to have them work hours with the groundskeeper crew.

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  3. Glendale Golf January 4, 17:22

    Seeing more and more of this of late. Personally don’t see the point in publishing these acts of vandalism. Keep it positive! On some social media platforms it probably gives those inclined to do such a thing ideas

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  4. MK January 4, 17:06

    I hope they catch whoever did this, so disrespectful and expensive to fix! Caught some kids that did this to my grandparents golf course when I was in HS…

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