Consett Golf Club hit by ‘joyriding yobs’ on electric motorbikes

A COUNTY Durham sports club has been vandalized after ‘yobs’ on an electric motorbike caused extensive damage to its green spaces.

Taking to social media on Thursday morning May 5, Consett & District Golf Club confirmed that vandals had targeted one of their greens with a motorbike the previous evening, leaving large scorch marks on and around the course and burning tire tracks in the fairways.

Despite doing its best to repair the damage itself, the golf club, based on Elmfield Road, apologized to its members and online visitors for any inconvenience after withstanding the damage caused by the “little cherubs”.

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In a statement, the golf club said: “We are disappointed to say the least this morning, thank you to the two little cherubs for damaging the fourth green on your electric motorcycles.

“We have done our best to repair the damage, so hopefully the disruption will be at a minimum. Apologies.”

Here are some photos of the vandalism:

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Pictures: Consett & District Golf Club.

This is not the first time the golf club has become the target of anti-social behavior.

Consett and District Golf Club officials had to clean up the mess and account for losses to its funds caused by nighttime intrusions, Dec. 11, 2020, after a confessed alcoholic broke into a golf club twice in a matter of minutes. hours to steal alcohol.

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