Down in Flames
By mustang6560 on 9/5/13

In a suspected act of vandalism, nearly the entire fleet of golf carts at Chick Evans Golf Course were destroyed by fire Labor Day night.
The Chick Evans general manager told investigators he locked up the pro shop at about 8:20 p.m., spotted the fire about 30 minutes later and called 911, Cook County Sheriff's Police spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said.

Investigators suspect foul play. In fact, preliminary reports suggest that someone or a group of people used tiki torches to ignite the golf carts, which cost $3,000 each, authorities said.

"The fire is still under investigation, but it doesn't appear to be an accidental fire," Ansari said.
I hope Chick Evans had insurance on its fleet. At $3,000 a pop, it's going to cost well north of $100,000 to replace all 45 golf carts that were destroyed.

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[ comments ]
Torleif Sorenson says:
While this isn't as bad as the "thrill killing" of that Australian-born baseball player in Oklahoma, it's probably the same sort of punks who did this. I hope that Morton Grove police can nail the @%$&*#s who did this.
zli says:
not the best track and not in the best part of town. but i used to play here when i just started playing golf. this is just crazy
frankteo714 says:
Whoa this is not far from me and this is the first time I've seen this.
falcon50driver says:
Torleif, I believe you have answered the question, I've played that course also, and saw what you are talking about.
SpaceMaNy0 says:
the same thing happened at a course near me within the last month. Hampshire Country Club in Michigan lost 120 or so carts. 2 kids started it....
golfingbumunderpar64 says:
Belts would solve a lot of problems. And by belts I mean spanking kids ass's when they're little so they don't grow up not knowing what happens when you do something wrong. The age of "time outs" seems to be working great.
mjaber says:
Don't replace them. Take the insurance money (assuming they were insured), and put it into course improvements. Make it a "walking preffered" course. Have a few carts for those who NEED them, and offer people the option to buy and bring their own (even charge to store it, if they don't want to keep shuttling it back and forth).
GolfSmith7 says:
@spacemamy0 wow that's where I learned to play golf while studying in berrien springs. Did they find out who did it? I love that course.
GolfSmith7 says:
Just re read your note. Those two kids are nuts. They should make the parents pay for it.
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