Dorset club hit by joyride vandals

Offenders steal golf buggies and leave Came Down Golf Club in tatters

Dorset club hit by joyride vandals

Came Down Golf Club is counting the costs after a fleet of its buggies were taken for a joyride last week, causing around £27,000 worth of damage.

According to a report in the Dorset Echo, the damage occurred last Thursday when offenders used bolt cutters to release the buggies secured outside the Dorchester club and then drove them recklessly around the course.

“They drove them over two greens and flew them over the backs of bunkers and pretty much damaged the whole fleet,” said the club’s general manager Matthew Staveley.

“We haven’t had any problems like that before as they are pretty well locked up. It was very disappointing.”

Inspector Les Fry of Dorchester Police said: “The damage to these buggies will cost a considerable amount of money to repair and I would welcome any information that would lead towards the apprehension of the offenders.

“There were probably high jinks and a prank but sadly it is going to cause the golf club an awful lot of inconvenience as well as the financial cost to repair and replace the buggies.”

Wareham Golf Club, several miles down the road from Came Down Golf Club, also encountered a series of vandalism to its course just two nights before. 

If anyone has any information, contact Dorchester Police on 01202 222 222.

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