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Vandalism at Rock Manor Golf Course under investigation

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

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Rock Manor’s Facebook page posted this photo of one of its fairways and putting greens last year.

New Castle County Police are investigating damages to the Rock Manor Golf Course caused Thursday by people who drove dirt bikes and all terrain vehicles on the course.

The group did donuts and turfed large portions of the greens, causes thousands of dollars in damage, while posing a danger to patrons on the course.

Some bystanders were able to film them in action and posted the video to social media.

The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. Thursday and police were dispatched to the 1300 block of Carruthers Lane.

A photo on Golficity shows one of the pristeen greens ruined by circles and trenches cut into the grass.

It makes the hole unplayable and completely wastes the hundreds of hours it takes to nurture and care for a green like that, said Lou Stagner, who also posted video of some of the bikes riding around a green.

The officers are seeking witnesses.

If you were on the scene and have photos or video, please contact the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at (302) 573-2800.

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