Jack Newton's story is full of dramatic moments, but they are told in a loconic Australian way that makes grim humour from disaster and takes success and failure in its stride. Written with the assistance of top golf journalist Peter Stone, it is a story that takes the reader into the excitement of tournament play, out on the course making shots in the company of the world's best, into the locker rooms and bars and the hustling camaraderie of the professional game.
Jack - "the wild one" - played major tournaments all over the world, finding maturity with his marriage to Jackie and his children, Kristie and Clint. They were to be his mainstay when he was cut down in a horrifying accident at Sydney airport - an accident that took an arm and an eye and very nearly ended his life.
From that tragedy a different Newton emerged - a top commentator, a business success across many areas, a teacher and family man, and a man of compassion who was concerned to give something back in return for his gifts. Any way you look at it, Jack Newton's life is an inspiration.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2001
- 152 x 230mm