Vandals launch extraordinary attack on club
Vandals have launched an extraordinary attack on a Devon golf club.
At least two people used either a lorry or a 4×4 vehicle, and two knapsack sprays, to spray more than 300 litres of water mixed in with about 25 litres of a chemical weed killer, on more than half of the 18 greens at Boringdon Park Golf Club.
Boringdon Park has offered a £5,000 reward to catch the culprits. A spokesman for the club has said he thinks he knows who the vandals are – as the club had previously received threats.
The attack took place between 4am and 5am one morning in December. While 14 greens and three trees were damaged the course did not close and the greens have remained playable since, apart from a few days in early February due to heavy rainfall.
The spokesman said: “We feel we know who has carried out this act as this person has made threats only days before. However additional evidence is required for the police to convict this vindictive person to prevent them from doing it again.”
Several golf clubs have reported attacks by vandals in the last year. The two most common forms are thought to be joyriders driving onto greens and disgruntled ex employees or members wreaking revenge.