Bishopbriggs golf club hits out after lockdown damage to their course

Photo Emma Mitchell. 19.10.15
Bishopbriggs Golf Club.Photo Emma Mitchell. 19.10.15
Bishopbriggs Golf Club.
Photo Emma Mitchell. 19.10.15 Bishopbriggs Golf Club. | Johnston Press
Bishopbriggs Golf Club has hit out at lockdown damage to their green through picnics, cycling and people playing football.

The club has called on the public to be more respectful of its course during the COVID-19 enforced lockdown.

Local police told the Herald they would now be stepping up patrols in the area after the news of the abuse of the green.

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Bishopbriggs has enabled local community access to its course to facilitate the daily exercise guidelines outlined by the government on March 23.However, whilst most people have been respectful of the grounds, it seems many have not.

“We would like to thank all of you who have visited the course and have respected our golf course by keeping off the greens and tees and out of bunkers,” said a statement issued by the club to Bunkered website.

“Particular thanks to all the joggers and cyclists who have kept to the paths and not the playing areas of the golf course as well as the dog walkers who have kept their dogs on the leash and collected their pets fouling.

“However, we are saddened to see the many instances of people playing football on the greens, picnicking on the greens, cycling over the playing areas of the golf course including the greens and tees, as well as parents allowing their kids to play in the bunkers.”

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The statement added: “Those not familiar with golf courses may be unaware of the thousands of pounds members spend preparing greens, tees and bunkers and unaware of the damage that they are causing to the course.

“During the current lockdown period, we continue to support and encourage our local residents to enjoy our golf course. However, at the same time, we need people to respect the golf course by keeping off all the greens and tees as well as staying out of the bunkers. And dog owners, can you please ensure your pet is kept on the leash and all dog fouling is collected and removed.”


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