We use our own and third-party cookies to deliver content to you throughout your experience online. It is possible that some cookies may continue to collect information after you've left our site. By using our site, you consent to cookies. Learn more here.

Ok, Got it!

Oct 16th, 2017

Organised thieves rob golf £7,000.00 buggies

Scum. Sub-human scum...

Scum. Sub-human scum. That's what Alan Partridge would make of this business... Organised criminals have stolen four golf buggies worth thousands of pounds.

Peter Wheeldon, who plays at Sleaford Golf Club, said his own buggy was stolen – and says the thieves managed to avoid all CCTV installed around the park.

He said the buggies had been stolen in two separate incidents that happened in the space of six days.

"Someone has done a lot of homework on the course to get in," said Peter. "They know about the security lighting and know where the CCTV is. I think £7,000 [worth of buggies] has been stolen in total."

The 67-year-old said that most people who own a buggy at the golf club do so because they are old or struggle to walk around all of the golf course.

Peter's cart: Go-faster stripes and everything...

He said the theft has stopped him playing casual golf and he is scouring social media sites to see if his buggy turns up.

"It's very annoying, there are worse things in life, but it is annoying and frustrating. There are people out there who think they can do it and get away with it."

He said he had a call from the club on October 13 suggesting his buggy had gone missing, even though he had a security device to make his buggy harder to steal.

"It is a newer one and has a fitted cover so the rain doesn't blow in," said Peter. "It also has go faster stripes. It's unique in this country. The Club Car sign is unique and you won't find another one like it.

"The buggies are made in the States and a brand new one will cost between £6,000 and £7,000. The one I bought is second-hand and was insured for £2,500."

There was damage to the gate and course, so Mr Wheeldon believes this is where the buggies were taken.

"They came up to steal those buggies - they have gone through high security locks. We think it's the same group that has come back."

Scum. Sub-human scum...

TAGS: Golf Bedlam, Equipment, Instruction, Featured, 2017