Patty Jewett Golf Course estimated that about 20 sets of golf clubs have been stolen in the past month. The Golf Manager surmised that a crow bar was used to gain entry into locked lockers.
About 20 sets of golf clubs have been stolen from the locker room at Patty Jewett Golf Course in the past month, Colorado Springs (Colo.) Fox 21 News reported.
“I have no way of knowing how many have actually been stolen but it’s enough to make us really concerned about it and start stepping up our action,” Dal Lockwood, Golf Manager of the Colorado Springs, Colo., course, said.
Lockwood surmised that the thief or thieves used a crow bar to pry open locked lockers and steal what was inside, Fox 21 News reported.
“I can only assume that it’s at night. The problem with some of the thefts is that people come out and play golf on Saturday but won’t be back for another week.” As a result, Lockwood said, it can take days for golfers to realize the clubs are gone, making it even harder to track down the culprit.
Lockwood estimated that the cost of the clubs ranged from $50 to $2,000, Fox 21 News reported.
“We all play golf and we understand the value of the clubs and we also understand that you work a long time to get those clubs to feel just right, and when somebody takes them, they’re taking more than your clubs, they’re taking your game,” Lockwood said.
The course has posted anti-theft signs, recruited a lock and safe company to check the lockers, and notified Colorado Springs Police, Fox 21 News reported.
“We’re taking all the steps that we can to get this fixed. Patty Jewett is still a safe and fun place to play golf, it’s a wonderful asset to the city and it’s a wonderful place to be. We’re going to take care of this and we are taking care of this,” Lockwood said.
In the meantime, the course ordered security cameras to be installed in the next seven to ten days, Fox 21 News reported.