Bundaberg Golf Club greenkeeper Mark Wooldridge stands on the green that hoons tore up twice on the weekend.
Bundaberg Golf Club greenkeeper Mark Wooldridge stands on the green that hoons tore up twice on the weekend. RON BURGIN

Bundaberg golf club hit by hoons

BUNDABERG Golf course staff are angry after a double-dose of weekend hooning tore up several greens and tee-off areas.

In what was described as a “low, idiotic” act by golf club president Trevor McLeod, vandals drove on to the North Bundaberg course on Saturday and Sunday night and ripped tyre tracks into the manicured grass.

Greenkeeper Mark Wooldridge had started repairing the 17th green on Sunday morning before they were hit again that night.

“We’ve just renovated the greens and they were looking great heading into Christmas. And now this,” a furious Mr Wooldridge said.

He said about $500 worth of materials were needed to fix the greens, not to mention the extra workload now placed on his staff.

Mr McLeod said he was now contemplating fencing the course after the vandalism.

“We need to put some measures into place to stop it,” he said.

“It’s disappointing that someone would do this once, let alone twice.”

Mr McLeod said he notified the police, who would now increase their patrols between midnight and 4am.

The vandalism follows a similar incident at Kendalls Flat in October.

One synthetic pitch needed resurfacing, while outfields were torn to shreds by car tyre marks at the Bundaberg Junior Cricket facility.

The fields will host the Queensland under-12 championships next week, and one pitch still needs to be repaired ahead of the tournament.



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