One silver lining us golfers have clung to during these COVID-19 restrictions is that time away from the golf course is time for the course itself to rest and prosper as maintenance crews ensure pristine conditioning upon our return.
At Walton Heath, that consolation prize has been ripped from players’ grasps after a gang of idiots on motorbikes tore up one of the greens on the New course at the English golf club.
Passers by could only watch on in disbelief as the vandals defaced the 1981 Ryder Cup host venue before hooning off, but only after leaving a total trail of destruction in their wake.
Unfortunately, as you may have seen, Sunday at around 18.45, we were subjected to vandalism by motorcyclists on the course. This has been taken to the police who are investigating but if anyone has any info, please contact the club or @SurreyPolice. We thank you for your support pic.twitter.com/rRXumDsBRT
— Walton Heath Golf Club (@waltonheath_gc) April 27, 2020
Greenkeepers were greeted by the sight of deep donuts dug into the short grass of the first green of the New Course at the Surrey Club and the police have been contacted.
Unfortunately we were subject to some vandalism on Sunday. Words fail me sometimes. Skidding motorcross bikes over greens causing huge damage, at a time where they shouldn’t even be out. If you know who they might be please get in touch with @SurreyPolice or @waltonheath_gc pic.twitter.com/O6ffrJg5LL
— Sam Smitherman PGA (@S_SmithermanPGA) April 27, 2020
It’s bad enough that the fools in question were breaking Government restrictions by being out in the first place but to destroy the hard work of so many is unforgivable given all the suffering going on in the world already. Let’s hope they’re caught and punished accordingly.