Scottish golf club vandalized for second time in days
For the second time this month, the Stirling Golf Club in Scotland has been the target of vandals.
Earlier in November, the club posted a video on its Twitter account of a series of divots on the 11th green which appeared to have been caused by either the force of a golf club or heel marks. In the tweet, the club also called on anyone who witnessed anything suspicious to contact Forth Valley Police.
@stirlinggc1869 fell victim to malicious damage to our 11th Green overnight. If anyone has witnessed anything suspicious please contact @ForthValPolice or call 01786 464098 opt 1 pic.twitter.com/GDnvYNP3w9November 1, 2022
However, any hope that it was an isolated incident was dashed by the appearance of motorcycle tracks on the course. Once again, the club reported the incident on Twitter with four photographs clearly showing the damage. The club also said they were “very disappointed” to discover the damage on Tuesday morning and again appealed to all witnesses to come forward and help identify the culprits.
@stirlinggc1869 very disappointed to report further damage overnight caused by motorbikes – if you have any information on who is responsible contact @ForthValPolice @StirObserver @ScottishGolf @jamestlindsay @kenny_monaghan @BorrowmanScott pic.twitter.com/7omeoXGKUfNovember 8, 2022
Scottish Golf responded to the news in a tweet saying: “Absolutely awful to see this kind of unnecessary vandalism. If you know of any information and can help, contact the club or Forth Valley Police.
Meanwhile, a police spokesperson said: “Officers were called to a report of vandalism on the course at Stirling Golf Club, Queen’s Road, Stirling at around 8.55am on Tuesday 8th November 2022. Inquiries are under way. In progress.”
The incident is the latest in a regarding the tendency to vandalism on courses in Scotland. More recently, Caird Park Golf Course in Dundee was forced to close its nine-hole course after extensive vandalism. In the same incident, £48,000 worth of green space maintenance vehicles were also stolen.
The Stirling Golf Club is one of the oldest in Scotland. It was created in 1869 and originally designed by the game’s founding father Old Tom Morris.