Do you remember riding in a golf cart with your parents the first time you went to a golf course with them? Remember how much you wanted to take the wheel of that buggy? Now, do you remember all of the stupid things you did the first time you were allowed to drive a golf cart unaccompanied? If you said that you didn’t do anything stupid with a golf cart, not once, then you’re a liar.
The cart related shenanigans most of us partook in pretty much ended with slamming on the brakes when arriving at the next tee box. That loud squeal was enough of an adrenaline rush. Most of us didn’t break in to a cart barn, steal nearly two dozen carts with a screwdriver, and proceed to reenact scenes from Dukes of Hazard all over the golf course.
Boys just being boys, right? Wrong.
The bill for the damage the teens caused amounted to $37,500 from course damages, building damages, and damages to the 22 golf carts, six of which were damaged beyond repair.
The alleged crims could have had it worse, however. They faced a 10 year prison sentence for the breaking and entering portion, but the prosecution agreed to drop that charge for guilty pleas.
Let this be a lesson to all of you who look at that fairway bunker and start to get Evel Knievel ideas.