Australian Golfer Jack Newton, Has Died Aged 72

Australian golfer Jack Newton has died aged 72 after suffering from health complications relating to Alzheimer's, family and friends revealed.

Jack Newton gained the nickname “One Armed Bandit” after losing his right arm and eye after being hit by a plane propeller in 1983, and after the incident went on to design golf courses and became a PGA commentator.

Even having his arm and eye sheered off in 1983, he played pro golf for a while longer before bowing out from the sport as a main competitor, but still played for fun until his Alzheimer's diagnosis made him hang up the clubs for good.

He said that: “It takes a delicate balance of grip and swing to keep myself from either hitting the ball short or tossing my club”.

PGA of Australia and the Australia Sporting Hall of Fame gave statements saying: The Australian sporting world has lost one of it's greatest heroes, too soon after follow Australian sportsman Shane Warne's passing in late March”.

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