Nov 16th, 2015
Cutting golf crime
Get your clubs marked up
Words: The Brigadier
A new initiative from North Yorkshire Police is encouraging golfers to mark their golf clubs in order to reduce crime.
"Golfers shouldn't have to put up with their extremely valuable clubs and other equipment being targeted by thieves," York Police inspector Lee Pointon said. "Marking your property is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from being a victim of crime. Eagle-eyed criminals will spot the permanent engraving and realize that the property will be too difficult to sell on. Being able to trace the ownership of stolen property can also provide evidence that is vital in securing convictions."
North Yorkshire Police are using what is known as a dot peen marking machine. It gives a unique number to each club, which is visible on the club, and makes it much easier to track if stolen. We like the idea as we’ve been the victim of golf crime. The Ed’s Honma’s were nicked from his shed a couple of years back. And were probably sold on to some berk for £50, when they’re worth a ton more money than that.
"Our dot peen machines have already been hugely successful, and we're on course to mark more than 2,000 items of property in York, including cycles, gardening tools and electronic devices," Pointon said.
So let’s all get marked up, right now!