Army boss told to resolve golf dispute

Clubhouse: The Shark River Golf Club at Port Elizabeth's Forest Hill army base
Clubhouse: The Shark River Golf Club at Port Elizabeth’s Forest Hill army base

A MILITARY commander who shut down a golf course because he believes golf balls are dangerous has been ordered by the top brass to come to an amicable arrangement to reopen the club.

The 67-year-old Shark River Golf Club in Port Elizabeth was closed by Forest Hill army base acting commanding officer Lieutenant-Colonel Vusumzi Ngcobo, who has been in the position for about a month.

His heavy-handed response came after a golf ball smashed the back window of a Toyota Corolla parked near the entrance to the base two weeks ago.

SA National Defence Force national spokesman Brigadier-General Xolani Mabanga said yesterday Ngcobo had been ordered to meet club representatives to settle the dispute.

-Gareth Wilson

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