PE golf course closed by army commander

‘Dangerous’ balls lead to shutdown

THE 67-year-old Shark River Golf Club in Port Elizabeth has been shut down by an army commander because he believes golf balls are dangerous.

Forest Hill army base acting commanding officer Lieutenant-Colonel Vusumzi Ngcobo, who has been in the position for about a month, issued the order on Wednesday, calling golf a health and safety risk.

His heavy-handed response comes after a golf ball smashed the back window of a Toyota Corolla parked near the entrance to the base on Sunday last week.

A competition at the golf course, which is in the army base, was cancelled at the weekend.

Following the order, anyone caught playing golf on the course will be arrested or escorted off the base by military police.

-Gareth Wilson

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8 thoughts on “PE golf course closed by army commander

  • March 4, 2015 at 1:42 pm
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    High five to the IDIOT of SANDF!!!

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  • March 3, 2015 at 8:59 pm
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    I think he’s just being a petty officer 🙂

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  • March 3, 2015 at 1:57 pm
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    INCREDIBLY STUPID IS AS INCREDIBLY STUPID DOES…

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  • March 3, 2015 at 12:10 pm
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    I have noticed recently golfers using public parks in Lorraine to play golf or practice! This is highly dangerous as people and children using the parks could be hit by flying balls! If they want to practice their golf they should do it in a safe place!

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  • March 2, 2015 at 9:48 pm
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    Thank goodness there is very little military threat to the Republic at the this point in time. With a Acting Commanding Lieutenant Colonel scared of golf balls what chance would we stand?

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  • March 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm
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    I suppose it was a gross oversight by all previous commanding officers not to have identified this health and safety threat….

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  • March 2, 2015 at 2:09 pm
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    Offer him free drinks at the club and see how quickly the golf course opens again.

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  • March 2, 2015 at 1:26 pm
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    Amazingly quick reactions for the SANDF. Pity they don’t have the same reaction time to tyre burning. Oh I forgot – that’s the national sport!

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