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(ABC7 New York)   Taking some divots on the golf course with your club? No problem. Taking some divots on the golf course with a pick-axe? $124,000 problem   ( abc7ny.com) divider line
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2018-08-10 04:29:48 AM  
Goohers.
 
2018-08-10 09:45:52 AM  
Wanted for questioning:

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2018-08-10 11:03:22 AM  
Those are mattock marks.
 
2018-08-10 12:24:13 PM  
Here's $30 in sod and a pair of scissors.... problem solved.
 
2018-08-10 12:27:40 PM  
"Town of Huntington officials believe it was done deliberately with a pick or an ax."

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Umm... I'm going to go with the ax on this one.
 
2018-08-10 12:29:09 PM  
I bet taking some divots on the green will get a golfer kicked off the course.

cowgirl toffee: Here's $30 in sod and a pair of scissors.... problem solved.


Make insurance claim, have grounds keeper follow your suggestion, profit.

I had a boss who would do exactly that, many times.  I still recall doing a quick roof repair, and him filing a claim that a roofing company spent a day doing the fix for the insurance claim.  I have no idea how much he made in the claim, but I know he spent under $50 for the repair.
 
2018-08-10 12:29:29 PM  

MattyBlast: "Town of Huntington officials believe it was done deliberately with a pick or an ax."

Umm... I'm going to go with the ax on this one.


Every time I play with an ax, I wind up slicing the ball.
 
2018-08-10 12:30:12 PM  
"yeah, i'll fix your golfcourse.. for a hundred twenny four thousand. and a pond.
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2018-08-10 12:32:30 PM  

MattyBlast: "Town of Huntington officials believe it was done deliberately with a pick or an ax."

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Umm... I'm going to go with the ax on this one.


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2018-08-10 12:35:23 PM  
How bad was his lie that a pick axe was the best choice of club?
 
2018-08-10 12:36:29 PM  

lack of warmth: I bet taking some divots on the green will get a golfer kicked off the course.

cowgirl toffee: Here's $30 in sod and a pair of scissors.... problem solved.

Make insurance claim, have grounds keeper follow your suggestion, profit.

I had a boss who would do exactly that, many times.  I still recall doing a quick roof repair, and him filing a claim that a roofing company spent a day doing the fix for the insurance claim.  I have no idea how much he made in the claim, but I know he spent under $50 for the repair.


The insurance company didn't bother checking into that?  Usually they'll request a receipt, invoice, photos of the finished work, etc.  What he did was insurance fraud, but if the company let him get away with it that easily, I can't really blame him there.
 
2018-08-10 12:38:13 PM  
"It's very sad that people would go after something that's owned by the residents and destroy it in such a vicious way, and the damage that it did, you know, it took our four holes,"

FOUR holes? Not since Katrina....
 
2018-08-10 12:43:54 PM  
Probably the same douche that used a pick ax on Trump's Star on the Walk of Fame.
 
2018-08-10 12:44:57 PM  
Insurance scam.  It's a public course where fees top out at $51 on weekends for non-locals without a discount card.  $124,000 my hairy ass.  They get to pull $50,000 out of the city coffers and get another $74,000 from the insurance company.  Some local reporter should follow where that money goes.
 
2018-08-10 12:47:04 PM  

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: lack of warmth: I bet taking some divots on the green will get a golfer kicked off the course.

cowgirl toffee: Here's $30 in sod and a pair of scissors.... problem solved.

Make insurance claim, have grounds keeper follow your suggestion, profit.

I had a boss who would do exactly that, many times.  I still recall doing a quick roof repair, and him filing a claim that a roofing company spent a day doing the fix for the insurance claim.  I have no idea how much he made in the claim, but I know he spent under $50 for the repair.

The insurance company didn't bother checking into that?  Usually they'll request a receipt, invoice, photos of the finished work, etc.  What he did was insurance fraud, but if the company let him get away with it that easily, I can't really blame him there.


They did, I was sitting nearby and listened to the insurance agent ask for all that stuff.  Boss kept saying he didn't recall who the roofer was, just he'll get her the information later when he gets the invoice.  Which I wouldn't doubt he paid a shady roofer a few bucks for a fake invoice of work.  He also said he was in the process of figuring out the value of the furniture damaged by the water leaking in.  However, I knew he left up water stained ceiling tiles from before the new roof being put on, well before me even working there.  The same furniture had been sitting there when I hired in, was still in the same place where he said the damaged furniture was at before we dragged it off to the dumpster.  He was very well versed in conning the insurance companies.  And yes, I do know the guy was quite evil.  The insurance scam he pulled just before I hired in had involved the truck going missing, and the furniture in that truck.  He had the guy I replaced arrested for stealing the truck, which resulted in the insurance company buying a newer truck that ran better, and the 'stolen' furniture still made it to the house of the person who bought it.  He was willing to send a man to prison for a scam.
 
2018-08-10 12:47:20 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Here's $30 in sod and a pair of scissors.... problem solved.


While I believe this is a county owned golf course currently, it was a former private club that was build in the 1920's.  That means those greens have been there just shy of 100 years. It is not sod as you know it.  Yes, patching is done on the greens but it costs way more than $30,
/Carl Spackler - my bro.
//queen of the fairway - me driving the tractor, pulling the gang mowers. Got me thru tech school so there is that!
 
2018-08-10 12:50:02 PM  

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: lack of warmth: I bet taking some divots on the green will get a golfer kicked off the course.

cowgirl toffee: Here's $30 in sod and a pair of scissors.... problem solved.

Make insurance claim, have grounds keeper follow your suggestion, profit.

I had a boss who would do exactly that, many times.  I still recall doing a quick roof repair, and him filing a claim that a roofing company spent a day doing the fix for the insurance claim.  I have no idea how much he made in the claim, but I know he spent under $50 for the repair.

The insurance company didn't bother checking into that?  Usually they'll request a receipt, invoice, photos of the finished work, etc.  What he did was insurance fraud, but if the company let him get away with it that easily, I can't really blame him there.


Typically you get a couple estimates or you have the companies insurance adjuster come on site and make an estimate then they decide how much they're going to give you.  They don't necessarily make sure you actually did the repairs through  one of the contractors you had write an estimate.
 
2018-08-10 12:50:05 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Here's $30 in sod and a pair of scissors.... problem solved.


This, the golf course that the resort I used to work at would always tell the police that "these vandals did tens of thousands of dollars in damages, whenever they discovered kids had gone off roading on the course the night before.  Because it wasn't just the damage to the course, but the loss of revenue too.  Reality was, the course was always up and running before it was time to open, and it only cost them hundreds of dollars to repair.  The guys who run golf courses always lie about how valuable their stuff is, because it makes the course sound more valuable than it actually is.  Same with the resort itself.  There is a whole lot of lying, exaggerating, and false promises in the high end real estate world, and a culture of "say whatever you want, the rubes will believe it."  Good thing those guys don't go into politics.
 
2018-08-10 12:55:29 PM  

no_tan_lines: cowgirl toffee: Here's $30 in sod and a pair of scissors.... problem solved.

While I believe this is a county owned golf course currently, it was a former private club that was build in the 1920's.  That means those greens have been there just shy of 100 years. It is not sod as you know it.  Yes, patching is done on the greens but it costs way more than $30,
/Carl Spackler - my bro.
//queen of the fairway - me driving the tractor, pulling the gang mowers. Got me thru tech school so there is that!


I bet they'll just put a few guys on the job with hand tools to make repairs, and let the grass grow back naturally.  That footage of a small bulldozer and a truck was just working a sand trap.  It would be crazy to fully rip out the green that deep and rebuild.  It's not that hard to repair those greens.  I've seen greens that looked far worse than that damage.  They'll just repair patch by hand, and roll it out.  I doubt they'll even use seed.
 
2018-08-10 01:00:19 PM  
God damn golf is stupid.

Waste of space, waste of water. All so assholes can have a "sport".
 
2018-08-10 01:05:03 PM  
It was the Russians working for Trump.

/with a hammer and sickle
 
2018-08-10 01:10:41 PM  
I don't need no stinking pickax.  Put me at the teeing ground, give me several buckets of balls, and I'll fark it up real good.

Golf is an exercise in pure frustration.
 
2018-08-10 01:14:17 PM  
Taking divots on a putting green is a problem even for golfers using a club.
 
2018-08-10 01:29:27 PM  
They think the person knows the course because the four greens that were damaged are not well-lit at night.

Or maybe because at night they could see where the lights were and weren't.
 
2018-08-10 01:33:17 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Here's $30 in sod and a pair of scissors.... problem solved.


As far as I know, that's exactly what they do.  The $150,000 comes from keeping a spare green for when this is needed, and it likely costs $25k a year to maintain that green (greens take a lot of mowing and watering and can be labor intensive).  So every 6 years when they get a huge need of sod they bill the insurance company for the cost to have that sod ready.

Note that this implies that they are paying the insurance company for nothing, so perhaps they ran out of sod.  But I wouldn't be remotely surprised if it works out as above: accounting is weird and I suspect that most golf courses have accountants on the board of directors at least some of the time.

At least back when I played golf (pre-2000 or thereabouts), the golf courses typically had an extra green (beyond the practice one) set aside as spare greens sod, often bigger than a typical green.
 
2018-08-10 01:33:42 PM  
"They think the person knows the course because the four greens that were damaged are not well-lit at night. "

Or, they looked for the dark areas..
 
2018-08-10 01:47:32 PM  
not legal unless you own the mineral rights underneath
 
2018-08-10 01:54:35 PM  
Bill Murray Kill All The Golfers? Caddyshack
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2018-08-10 02:18:09 PM  
Crab Meadows is the name of my Hole cover band featuring Courtney Love.
 
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