Vandals destroy golf course green

2013-10-14T16:35:00Z 2013-10-14T20:02:12Z Vandals destroy golf course greenStan Maddux Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
October 14, 2013 4:35 pm  • 

MICHIGAN CITY | Police here are turning to the public for help in solving a case involving thousands of dollars in damage to a city-owned golf course with an all terrain vehicle.

One of the greens on the 10th hole might have to be rebuilt due to one third of the putting surface being destroyed.

“They must have spent quite a bit of time doing donuts,” said Randy Durham, superintendent of the municipal golf course along Warnke Road.

Durham said four greens were found Thursday with minor damage from ruts left by the tires of the ATV.

Entry to the golf course was gained by cutting out an eight foot section of a chain link fence along the perimeter with bolt cutters.

Durham said he and his maintenance crew were able to fix the damage before golfers started hitting the fairways.

On Friday, though, the repaired greens were found damaged from being driven over again and a large section of the green on the 10th hole was discovered with ''30 percent of the turf shredded,'' Durham said.

Durham said he's holding off on any further repairs until the vandal or vandals are caught to prevent the possibility the suspect could return and damage what's been fixed.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Michigan City Police at (219) 873-1488.

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