Some will go to great lengths to find golf balls on the links. For a quartet in Pennsylvania, they trespassed to get them.
Four people were arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing golf balls from Aronimink Country Club and White Manor Country Club, according to Patch.com.
A van with a trailer was spotted and stopped by police outside the host of the AT&T National last summer. Three men and a woman from Saginaw, Mich., were found in the car, along with 8,000 golf balls.
The suspects claimed to be retrieving golf balls from the club's water hazards to be reconditioned and sold. They did not have permission from the club to do so, however, and were arrested on charges of theft, receiving stolen property and defiant trespass.
One of the suspects, 31-year-old Daniel Curry, said the arrest was a misunderstanding. He runs a ball-retrieval business and works with other courses in the area. A contact told Curry he could collect balls from Aronimink and White Manor on a trial basis.
The four suspects posted bond and were released. A preliminary hearing has been set for next month.