Police probe flag thefts at Brodick golf course

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By Colin Smeeton

Police on Arran are probing the mystery theft of flags from the greens at Brodick Golf Course.

Seven flags were stolen from the greens at an estimated cost of £280 to the club and Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses to assist with their recovery.

The theft took place between Thursday October 26 and Friday 27 and also included a number of wooden tee markers, which have since been recovered in a nearby bin. In addition to the theft, an attempt to throw a tee mat into the burn was abandoned after the heavy item was dragged towards the burn.

Brodick Golf Club captain Lindsay Keir said: ‘It is most unusual to have so many flags and markers stolen at once. We sometimes have one or two going missing during the summer but we have never seen so many going missing this late in the year.

‘It is possibly senseless vandalism but it has caused us unnecessary cost and inconvenience. The tee markers and flags which have gone missing were those closest to the road and belonging to the first, second and third tees.

‘If you know anything about the flags you can discreetly return them to the club and/or contact the police who are investigating,’ he added.

Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101 with quoting UA06901017 for PC Jimmy Baird.


Brodick Golf Course with a flag similar to those which have been stolen. 01_B45police01