Yobs tear apart SEVEN greens with golf clubs in shocking vandal attack

Oldham Golf Club left seething as damage is described as "irreparable."

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Wed, 20 Nov 2019
Yobs tear apart SEVEN greens with golf clubs in shocking vandal attack

Seven greens at Oldham Golf Club have been left in tatters following a horrendous vandal attack by local yobs last week, according to Manchester Evening News. 

The yobs used golf clubs to tear into each of the greens, leaving them "irreparable" according to the club's greenkeeper.

"I could have sat down and cried," Oldham GC's greenkeeper Nick Lawrence told Manchester Evening News.

The attack is believed to have happened on Friday night (November 15) and Mr Lawrence claims at least one golf club was used in the raid.

"It was just a mess," said Mr Lawrence upon his return to the course on Saturday morning. "I've spent the past three days fixing it."



With severe damage to the greens mixed with low temperatures, Mr Lawrence knows it will take some time for the grass to re-grow. 

"It needs to be around 10 to 12 degrees for them to grow," he said. "It won't be the same again until at least March or April next year."

Oldham Golf Club's frustrated Facebook post read: 

Founded in 1892, Oldham Golf Club is situated on the edge of Manchester and at the foot of the Pennines.

The course is part moorland and has fantastic views over the surrounding area.

It might not be the longest golf course in the United Kingdom, measuring just 5,122 yards from the whites, but it does require a number of precise tee shots and great approach shots. 

"Our 18 hole golf course should provide a good test for any level of golfer," claims Oldham GC on its website