Fire destroys pro shop at Brisbane Golf Club

Fire has destroyed the pro shop at Brisbane Golf Club with early reports indicating lithium batteries to blame.

The pro shop at Brisbane Golf Club has burned down with firefighters managing to save the nearby historic clubhouse.

The fire comes after the entire clubhouse at Eastern Golf Club was burned down after a lithium-ion battery in one of the push buggies was revealed as the cause. The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney also suffered damage as a result of a fire a few years ago, which also broke out in the club storage facility.

Brisbane Golf Club staff added an update on social media and thanked the fire crews who saved the heritage-listed clubhouse which was only metres away.

Dear golfing community, you may have heard about the fire that happened here at The Brisbane Golf Club around 8pm on Thursday. Unfortunately, we have lost our golf shop and many years of wonderful memories.

Our staff and some of our Members have also lost some valuable possessions. We are very sorry for those loses but feel very grateful with the knowledge that our staff and members are safe. Also that the course and the Clubhouse are unaffected. Fortunately golf will be played again from Monday.

We just want to take this opportunity to show our appreciation to the amazing fire crews who contained the fire and saved our heritage listed clubhouse. They did an amazing job to limit the damage.

We also just want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your messages of support that have come through in various ways over the last 48 hours. It’s been a challenging couple of days, and we’re incredibly proud of our community which has offered so much assistance. On behalf of the whole of the BGC Committee and management team, thank you.

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