Golf club again struck by van­dals

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MEM­BERS of Letham Grange Golf Club have once again been left count­ing the cost of van­dal­ism.

Green­keep­ers found tyre marks cut­ting across the 17th fair­way and the win­ter tees in the se­cond in­ci­dent of its kind at the course at Col­li­son, near Ar­broath, over the last few months.

The golf club was also tar­geted by thieves, who made off with a buggy last month. A gen­er­a­tor and a drill were stolen and dam­age was caused to a wall.

Club cap­tain Mal­colm Turner spoke of the frus­tra­tion and dis­ap­point­ment felt by green­keep­ers and mem­bers. He urged any­one with in­for­ma­tion to call the po­lice.

He said: “This lat­est case hap­pened ei­ther overnight on Satur­day or early Sun­day.”

Mr Turner said it ap­peared the per­son re­spon­si­ble had driven on to the course near the back of the club­house.

He said: “It looks like one ve­hi­cle has come in and made its way down, over the tees. The driver then did ‘dough­nuts’ in the mid­dle of the fair­way, ran over the tem­po­rary win­ter green and drove out the main exit. It hap­pened just a few months ago, al­most in the same place.

“We run at the mo­ment as a not-for profit or­gan­i­sa­tion. We are strapped for cash at the best of times and then we get this mind­less van­dal­ism.”

Po­lice Scot­land con­firmed it was aware of the in­ci­dent.

Club mem­ber Terry Milne in the tracks.

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