A vandal attack at Dunedoo Golf Club has left our club, our members and the town utterly devastated.
Members arrived at the course on Wednesday morning to find significant and unimaginable damage to the golf course. Around half of the club’s nine fairways and sand greens were completely ploughed up.
Dunedoo Golf Club’s general manager, Ricky Bush, said the damage has left the members and the wider Dunedoo community reeling.
“People were just staring at the mess and starting to cry. They couldn’t believe it.”
Bush said the blow was particularly savage, especially after what the community had endured during COVID.
“The club is a community asset, a vital part of the town.
“We were the only sport in town which had kept going through the pandemic.
“We were only talking at our Annual General Meeting the other night about what we had achieved last year even with the pandemic, and now we have copped this.”
Estimates of the damage put the course out of action for at least four months, with the financial cost still to be determined.
Dunedoo Golf Club has established a fundraiser through the Australian Sports Foundation to assist in getting the rebuilding effort underway. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and all donations over $2 through this page are eligible for a tax-deduction.