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Immediately: GOLF COURSE CLOSES FISHING AT ALL PONDS

BUCKHORN SPRINGS GOLF COURSE CLOSES FISHING AT ALL PONDS


NO TRESPASSING!


On Wednesday, July 3rd, a young boy who went to the golf

course to fish was struck in the forehead just above the eye by a

golf ball that was hit by a golfer who made his second wood shot

on the 15 th fairway. The golfer immediately rendered comfort and

aid to the young boy. He was able to encourage the youth to call

his mother rather than to ride his bike home. His mother came

to pick him up which was a more safe option. As of this writing,

we have no further information about the boy’s condition.

A golf ball driven with a wood club has an average speed of 180

mph. and the mass of the golf ball is 46 grams. The ball will

develop a kinetic energy of 147 joules. The average human

punch is only 45 joules. This is one of the main reasons that

people on the golf course in places other than those of the actual

players are in very dangerous and unsafe locations. One youth

was warned on four separate occasions that the place he was

fishing was a very dangerous location. Yet, he elected to defy the

warnings by knowledgeable people and continued to return to the

same spot to fish on other days.


Moreover, two weeks ago an important piece of golf course

maintenance equipment experienced a ruptured hydraulic line

and a completely ruined major component when the equipment

picked up a wad of discarded fishing line complete with a hook.

It cost $3,700 to repair the damaged equipment not to mention

the effects of not having the equipment to use daily to keep the

course in pristine condition.


As a result of these unfortunate incidents and some recurring

issues with various youth, the golf course is closing ALL ponds to

fishing as well as feeding fish or waterfowl effective Monday, July

8, 2024. NO TRESPASSING signs are on order and will be

installed around the big pond between the 11 th and the 15 th

fairways upon their arrival.


We have enumerated many instances of youth doing vandalism

acts on and around the golf course via our Buckhorn Newsletter

and resident emails through the years. In addition, occasionally

youth are antagonistic toward the golfers and maintenance

personnel and even harass them while they are playing golf or

working on the course. Some youth leisurely walk or ride their

bikes across the fairways and even the driving range interrupting

the players and the flow of the game while putting themselves in

danger. Unfortunately, some of those who have enjoyed the

fishing frequently leave fishing line, discarded lures/plastic worms

and even hooks on the ground. It is not unusual that they also

foul the water with beverage containers and food wrappers.

These individuals have not honored the privilege they have been

enjoying.


The management of the course has had meetings with their legal

and insurance partners who have advised them to immediately

impose the NO TRESPASSING and to enforce it as best they can

with signage and person to person contact.


We need for you to discuss these new rules with your family and

friends so they understand why the golf course management

must make and enforce these new rules. If law enforcement is

needed and a person receives a notice of NO TRESPASSING from

them, any follow up visit by the trespasser will result in an

automatic arrest.


Your understanding and cooperation will be greatly appreciated.


Respectfully,

Buckhorn HOA and Neighborhood Watch


BE VIGILENT, BE CURIOUS, BE SUSPICIOUS AND ACT ON YOUR

OBSERVATIONS IMMEDIATELY!

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