Golf course vandalised in vile 'Nazi' attack

Cranbourne Golf 1

Police in Australia have launched a manhunt after a golf course in Melbourne was targeted in a homophobic and anti-semitic graffiti attack.

The fourth green at the popular Cranbourne Golf Club was spray-painted this week with Nazi swastikas, as well as other obscene images and homophobic slurs.

It is believed that the course was attacked because of its origins.

Established in 1953 on the outskirts of Melbourne, the course was founded by a group of Jewish golfers primarily for use by minority groups who were, at the time, either banned or otherwise discriminated against by other golf clubs.

• Inside Greg Norman's $40m Colorado ranch

• Reid backed by fellow pro over equality criticism

Club general manager Cameron Mott told Daily Mail Australia: “'It's the first vandalism we've had in the eight-and-a-half-years I've been here. It's frustrating, ignorant behaviour.”

Cranbourne only re-opened for play last week after COVID-19 restrictions were eased in the state of Victoria.

Cranbourne Golf 2
Cranbourne Golf 3

The chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission, Dr Dvir Abramovich, described the attack as ‘toxic bigotry’.

“This is not just graffiti on the ground, it is an attack on all of us,” he said. “I never I thought I'd say this, but this is becoming the norm.

• Meet Jan Collins - Golf's "Captain Tom"

“When this type of cruel and vicious vandalism comes into full view, it reminds us that there are white-supremacists in our midst wishing to intimidate us.”

Golf courses around the world have become easy targets for vandalism during the coronavirus-enforced lockdown.

Yesterday, we reported how the greenkeeper at a popular club in Scotland returned to work this week following the death of his father from COVID-19 to discover extensive damage to one of the two courses he maintains.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
IS IT TIME TO ORDER NEW WEDGES? - TaylorMade MG3 review
TaylorMade
play button
THE SIMPLE WAY TO FLUSH YOUR IRONS | with Ewen Ferguson
Ewen Ferguson
play button
DO THE TAYLORMADE P790 IRONS LIVE UP TO THE HYPE?
TaylorMade
play button
I TAKE ON THE BEST AMATEUR GOLFER IN SCOTLAND
angus carrick
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Tickets for first bunkered LIVE in England go on-sale
Ryan Campbell goes low to win Get Back To Golf Tour finale
Fredrik Anderson Hed: European Tour winner dies aged 49
Thousands of fake golf clubs seized in China
David Booth a late WD ahead of Get Back To Golf finale

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to control your distances
Watch
play button
Weaken your grip to hit a fade
Callaway
play button
Maintaining a strong dynamic loft at impact
Watch
play button
How to play more consistent golf
Watch
See all videos right arrow