Vandals constantly targeting course

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In the worst incident so far, the club’s course superintendent Kirsty Herring came to the club Saturday morning to find the third green had been dug up and peppered with holes.

But no sooner had she repaired the damage for the four-day club championships which are on, the vandals came back to rip it up again.

It is only the latest in a shocking week for the club dealing with vandals as young as seven.

“It is incredibly frustrating, we keep calling the police and we know they are frustrated as well,” she said.

Ms Herring said the course workers regularly found markers and flags thrown about in the surrounding bush and damaged.

On Tuesday, one of the staff members was using a small club vehicle to spray weeds when she had moved onto the opposite side of the fairway from the vehicle to continue spraying.

The third hole cup is visible among the damage.

The third hole cup is visible among the damage.

“The kids jumped into the vehicle and took off,” she said.

Ms Herring said staff members managed to ran the vehicle down and the children ran off into the bush.

“They were back that afternoon and back the next day as well.”

On Saturday morning, in making sure the course was in the best possible condition for the club’s championships she found the third green badly damaged.

“I quickly had to re-turf it and get in back in some sort of shape for the championships that afternoon.

“After I finished after a few hours and went back to the club, they have come straight out to the hole and done it again.

“They must have been hiding in the bush watching me.

The third hole is one of the most remote from the clubhouse and backs onto surrounding bush.

The third hole is one of the most remote from the clubhouse and backs onto surrounding bush.

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