Golf club again struck by vandals
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.