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NSW golf course torn up by tractor vandal


A man has been charged after allegedly ploughing a NSW golf course with his tractor.

The 34-year-old man is accused of tearing up most of Dunedoo Golf Club's nine holes on Tuesday night, leaving the fairways destroyed and the greens a muddy mess.

He then drove the tractor from the scene, but the hydraulic disc plough was left behind on one of the greens.

The man was arrested on Wednesday morning, and charged with a string of offences including destroying or damaging property, and using an offensive weapon to to commit an indictable offence.

While at the home, police also seized two unregistered firearms.

The man was granted bail at Mudgee Local Court on Wednesday and will face court again on May 5.

The club's general manager Ricky Bush said the course had been "ripped to f***ing pieces", devastating the small community of Dunedoo, about 90km northeast of Dubbo.

"People were just staring at the mess and starting to cry. They couldn't believe it," he told Golf NSW.

"We were the only sport in town which had kept going through the pandemic."

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