A mid Wales golf club says it has suffered "considerable damage" by youths who had stolen a lawn mower which ripped up the green.

Rhosgoch Golf Club and Leisure Club, in Painscastle, near Builth Wells took to social media over the weekend to ask the vandals to own up or be named and shamed after they travelled around 50 yards around the green in the lawn mower.

The club posted photographs of the damage caused to its Facebook page which show circular tyre tracks cut into the green with chunks of grass and soil.

In a message from the chairman on Saturday (May 13), the club said: "To the young lads who stole our mower to ride around on the greens and cause considerable damage, please contact us or be named, you also left without paying for your food."

The golf course, which opened almost 40 years ago and became a community members club in 1998, lies high above the Wye Valley surrounded by the Radnorshire Hills.

Norman Lloyd, steward and part owner, confirmed that the club will not be contacting the police about the incident.

"We know the boys and we'll put them right," he said.

"We were cornering and top dressing the green so you can't see anything now."