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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Off-Roading Driver's Rampage Leaves S.F. Golf Course With $75K in Damage

Posted By on Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 8:20 AM

click to enlarge The rough is now extremely rough
  • The rough is now extremely rough
An off-roading driver or drivers -- who may or may not have shouted "fore!" -- left several holes of the Golden Gate Park Golf Course resembling the starting line of a motocross.

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department reported on its official blog that "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." Damages to the nine-hole course are estimated at $75,000 -- minimum.

Police from Richmond Station were called to the scene on Friday after the damage was initially discovered. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call (415) 666-8000 or the police anonymous tip line: (415) 575-4444.Text-a-tip is TIP411.

It has been a summer/fall of discontent for Golden Gate Park, which has also suffered repeated tree- and plant-killings in recent months.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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