‘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.
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