Off-Roading Vandals Tear Up Golden Gate Park Golf Course – $75k in Damage – Revenge Against Golf Pro Bruce Olson?

Check out this bit of news from the SF Rec and Park Blog:

On October 1, we discovered some heart-wrenching vandalism at the Golden Gate Park Golf Course, a nine-hole track that is beloved by golfers of all ages and abilities. The greens and fairways on holes 6, 7 and 8 were heavily damaged by a vehicle, with the seventh green, in particular, destroyed beyond all recognition.  This wasn’t a case of a wayward driver taking an unexpected detour through our golf course.  Someone deliberately made a point of tearing up and destroying our golf course by using it as their own off-road course.”

This is what it looks like:

SF RPD – Click to expand

Of course, vandals is everywhere, and this mayhem could be the result of teenagers out on the town. But check out this happy fun slander* sheet the Yelpers have going and see what some duffers think of resident golf pro Bruce Olson and his policies and behavior and whatnot. (Sensitive, touchy, easily-offended fashion models on the runway are akin to sensitive, touchy, easily-offended golfers on the fairway? Seems that way sometimes.)

And hey, didn’t area billionaire and nascent media baron Warren Hellman just give the GGP something like $75k for irrigation ‘n stuff? Yes he did. Oh well.

Gaia is crying.

Courage. 

*That’s the phrase, but whenever you’re thinking about whether something is slander or libel, just say “defamation” and that’ll cover all your bases.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Responses to “Off-Roading Vandals Tear Up Golden Gate Park Golf Course – $75k in Damage – Revenge Against Golf Pro Bruce Olson?”

  1. tim says:

    Has anyone looked at people who think golf is an elitest practice that is a waste of taxpayers money, as only the well off can afford to buy a membership.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    that’s not impossible…

    $13 a round, or it used to be not too long ago…