Stole in one: Golf bag decorated by schoolchildren pinched ahead of Open

The bag was filled with flowers and was decorated by pupils from Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Primary School.
The bag was filled with flowers and was decorated by pupils from Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Primary School.
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Good spirits ahead of the Ricoh Women’s British Open coming to the Fylde coast for the first time in nearly 10 years were dampened after a decorative repurposed golf bag was stolen from outside Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club.

The bag was filled with flowers and was decorated by pupils from Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Primary School. It was designed to welcome to spectators and those competing in the Open, which starts on Thursday, though visitors will now find discarded flowers across the pavement and torn fastenings where the bag was sat.

“It was beautiful,” Fiona Boismaision, chairman of St Annes in Bloom said. “I’m hugely disappointed. My heart goes out to the children of Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School, who will unable to see their hard work on display for all to see. That pleasure has now gone.

“It’s not nice to know there are people who would do this in this town. I would like to appeal to whoever has taken it to return it to where it belongs.”