Australian golf legend Jack Newton found after briefly going missing

Jack Newton was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and briefly went missing last night near his home in Newcastle.

A police statement was issued last night hoping to locate Australian golf legend Jack Newton who had gone missing from his home in Newcastle.

The search was called off a few hours later after Newton was found a few streets away.

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More incredible photos from flooded New South Wales golf courses

More photos from flooded NSW golf courses which now lie almost entirely under water.

Yesterday we shared some photos from golf courses that have been inundated by the torrential rains sweeping across Sydney the last few days.

Here are a stack more photos from more golf courses that have felt the brunt of this persistent low-pressure mass hanging around the east coast of Australia this week.

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NINE NEWS Geoff Ogilvy on the importance of public access golf

Geoff Ogilvy helped renovate Sandy Golf Links and he is out defending public access golf courses.

Nice stuff from Golf Australia to grab and share the Nine News feature on public golf earlier this week.

In the wake of the misinformed attacks on public golf, there has been a groundswell of activity from people wishing to share their stories about the cross-section of society who access public golf in Australia.

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Birds destroy greens at Victoria’s Terang Golf Club

Greenkeepers at a country Victorian golf course are struggling to deal with flocks of birds destroying their greens.

Terang Golf Club, about two hours drive west of Melbourne often has trouble keeping the local bird population from digging up their greens.

But this year has been the worst in living memory with thousands of corellas pecking huge holes in many of their greens.

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Attack on public golf “completely inaccurate and, in many instances, blatantly wrong”

Another month and another ill-informed, destructive newspaper article attacking public golf, and this time it comes via The Australian newspaper.

Nikki Gemmell is a wonderful Australian author and journalist but her latest opinion piece in The Australian “Reclaim the Fairways” is a woefully misguided and ill-informed attack on public golf.

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