Two thefts in May left the Bernardsville, N.J., club without several historical trophies. The new reward requires recovery of the trophies and information about those involved in the theft.
The reward for unsolved golf trophy thefts at Somerset Hills Country Club has been increased by $5,000, the Basking Ridge Patch reported.
The thefts occurred at the Bernardsville, N.J. club on May 11 and 22, when several trophies were lifted from a display case and golf carts were found abandoned, which Club & Resort Business reported on at the time.
“The trophies are an important part of the club’s legacy,” said club President R. Kelly Doherty. “The real loss is the historic significance and sentimental value of the trophies. We hope that the reward will entice someone to come forward with information leading to their return.”
Conditions of the new reward include providing information that leads to the arrest of those involved as well as the recovery of the trophies. The new reward is in addition to a reward through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers Inc., Patch reported.
“The trophies are a valuable part of the club’s history and members of the club would like to see the trophies returned to their rightful place,” said Bernardsville Police Chief Kevin Valentine.
Nick Alberti, the club’s Golf Chairman, said the trophies represent tournaments that have been contested since the turn of the century and reflect multigenerational winners, Patch reported.