Club forced to close fairway
One hole of the Berrigan golf course has had to be closed following senseless vandalism at the weekend.
A vehicle was used to tear up the fairway of the lush course’s first hole.
Berrigan Sporties Golf Club employee Yasmine Loomes said there was significant damage.
She said the senseless act had devastated the club’s volunteers, who work tirelessly to ensure the course is immaculate for locals and visitors.
‘‘We think it happened late Saturday night, and we have contacted police,’’ she said.
‘‘Our greenkeepers from Barooga will have to start work on repairing the course straight away.
‘‘The work on the fairways are all done by volunteers, so it’s really disappointing.
‘‘Until this is fixed, no one can play a full 18 holes on our course.’’
Ms Loomes said the cost of the damage was yet to be tallied, but she anticipates it will be expensive.
She said the club would need to purchase new materials and pay for the labour to fix it.
Following the recent rain, including up to 30mm in the past week, Ms Loomes said the course was quite soft.
She said the tyre marks left in the fairway show the vehicle involved came quite close to hitting a number of trees.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Berrigan Police on 5885 2305.
A vehicle was driven on the Berrigan golf course at the weekend causing significant damage.