Pleasantville Country Club Irked By Destructive Sledders

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – When it snows in Pleasantville, kids know the drill. They grab their sleds and head to the Pleasantville Country Club where the best hill is at the second hole.

It may be fun, but with the abundance of snow and a new desire to snowboard, the golf greens and sand traps are getting damaged.

“Kids are more interested in building hills than jumps,” said Mayor Peter Scherer.

WCBS 880 Reporter Catherine Cioffi finds out the sledding controversy in Pleasantville.

Scherer told WCBS 880 Reporter Catherine Cioffi the golf course has allowed sledding as part of an agreement made with the town, but he says communication has been a problem.

“It’s just a matter of everybody recognizing it’s a public activity on a private place,” said Scherer.

Meanwhile, the county club says they don’t want to stop sledding, but they can’t continue to make repairs. reports Pleasantville Country Club President Margaret Atkinson cited an incident on Feb. 9, 2010 when there were “over 200” sledders on the greens.

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  • Jets Fan

    How dare those kids want to have fun. They’re nothing but lumpen proletariat mongrels desiring to sled on greens and sand traps. My heavens, the highfalutin need to keep their greens in tact for their own recreation.

  • teetotaler

    When was the last time anyone saw a kid on a sled? Stores don’t sell them any more.

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