Greenkeepers spend entire day repairing golf course after vandals strike

Greenkeepers spend entire day repairing golf course after vandals strike

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Simon Meechan

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Greenkeepers spend entire day repairing golf course after vandals strike

Greenkeepers spent an entire day repairing a golf course after vandals dug up the third hole and flooded the playing surface.

Vandals attacked the golf club's third green

Police say that between 9.30-10pm on Wednesday, July 30, trespassers made their way onto Maidenhead Golf Club in Shoppenhangers Road.

They tore up parts of the third hole's green. Police suspect the vandals used golf clubs to tear up the turf. They also used the club's sprinklers to flood other parts of the course.

Golf club manager James Pugh explained that it took two of the course's greenkeepers a whole day to repair the damage using 38 large hexagonal plugs and 11 round plugs to replace the turf.

He said: "It’s very frustrating something like this has happened as the course is in excellent condition and the green staff have put in a lot of hard work to get it to the high standard it currently is." 

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