Vandals do donuts, spin-outs causing damage to golf course

Adella Miesner

Vandals decided to take a joy-ride on a Franklin golf course last weekend leaving behind thousands of dollars worth of damage. © Provided by WISN Milwaukee It happened late last Friday night at Whitnall Park Golf Course on South 92nd Street. “Somebody drove their car or truck on the […]

Vandals decided to take a joy-ride on a Franklin golf course last weekend leaving behind thousands of dollars worth of damage.



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It happened late last Friday night at Whitnall Park Golf Course on South 92nd Street.

“Somebody drove their car or truck on the golf course and all it takes is one person doing something foolish that wrecks it for a lot of people,” said Joe Mrozinski with Milwaukee County Parks.

Tire marks zigzagged across the greens after someone spent an hour on the course after doing donuts and spin-outs on the 13th and 14th holes.

“It’s unfortunate. It’s childish, juvenile. Why do it? Yeah, they may have had a good time, but to other people’s expenses,” golfer Christian Kasperlik said.

Initially the county parks estimated the cost of damage at $15,000.

But as crews are already at work fixing it, that number could change.

“The revenue generated from the golf courses goes back and helps playgrounds and bike trails and nature areas. So you’re hurting yourself and your neighbors by damaging the county parks,” Mrozinski said.

Even with the damage, golfers can still play the 13th and 14th holes.

Workers have created a temporary green as they make repairs.

The Franklin Police Department was investigating the vandalism.

They do not yet have any vehicle or suspect descriptions.

So far, no arrests were made.

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