$100K of damage done to golf course, SUV driver charged
$100K of damage done to golf course, SUV driver charged


YEARS OLD, WEARING A FADED GREEN SHIRT, BLACK PANTS, STRAW HAT AND ORANGE AVIATOR TYPE SUNGLASSES. ANOTHER UPDATE LATER ON. GROUNDS CREWS AT A NORTH BEND GOLF COURSE HAVE A LOT OF WORK AHEAD OF THEM TO CLEAN-UP AFTER WEEKEND VANDALISM. THE TURF WAS TRASHED WHEN SOMEONE DROVE AN SUV OVER PARTS OF THE COURSE. WLWT NEWS 5’S ANDREW SETTERS HAS AN UP-CLOSE LOOK AT THE DAMAGE. ANDREW: NORMALLY GOLFERS ARE WORRIED ABOUT KEEPING THEIR BALL OUT OF THE ROUGH, BUT TODAY EVEN THE GREEN IS ROUGH. SOMEONE RAN AN SUV OVER PART OF THE COURSE. A GOLFERS SPOTTED THE DAMAGE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. I WOKE UP AND THOUGHT, SOMEONE DID SOME DAMAGE AND A RAN OUT HERE AS BEST THEY COULD. ANDREW: THEY WERE REPLACING IT WITH TURF FROM THE PRACTICE GREENS. JUST BUT IT IS BAD IN A COUPLE AREAS, BUT CONSIDERING WHAT THEY DID, HE COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE. LUCKILY THE GREEN WE ARE LOOKING AT, IT IS STILL A SMALL AREA OF THE GREEN AND WE ARE REPAIRING IT NOW. ANDREW: THE FAIRWAY WAS TRASHED. ALL OF THIS HAD TO BE TORN OUT AND REPLACED. THE MAN WHO CAUSED THE DAMAGE , 19-YEAR-OLD MATTHEW PITTMAN. HE WAS ACCUSED OF VANDALISM AND RECKLESS OPERATION. IN MATERIALS, LABOR, AND LOST BUSINESS, THAT COULD COST BETWEEN $70,000 AND $100,000 TO FIX. YOU PROBABLY WILL NOT NOTICE IT IN TWO WEEKS, BUT IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE TO KEEP IT LOOKING THAT WAY FOR THE HOT SUMMER. ANDREW: THEY ARE OPEN FOR PLAY. PEOPLE ARE CALLING AND SAYING, ARE YOU OPEN? WE ARE OPEN, 100%. ANDREW: FOR THE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS, NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO TELL THERE IS BEEN DAMAGED. ALL THE REPAIRS SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE.

1 thought on “$100K of damage done to golf course, SUV driver charged”

  1. Golfer Bro says:

    I am a golfer who respects golf courses and the game. I hate people like him

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