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Jack Newton OAM - Memorial Service

(7:00am - Wednesday 4th May 2022)

The Newton family extends an invitation for you to join them to celebrate Jack Newton's life and legacy.

Devoted family man, well respected colleague and mentor, maverick mate, community leader and inspiration to many. The service will be held on Wednesday 11th May 2022, at the Civic Theatre Newcastle.

Arrival for the service is 11.30am for a 12 noon start. Tickets are limited and can be reserved by selecting the Reserve a Seat button at the following website.

Jack Newton OAM Memorial Service -

Forever remembered, always loved.


For those unable to attend Jacks funeral service it will streamed live via the following link -



Rest in Peace - Jack Newton OAM

(10:00am - Friday 15th April 2022)

Australian golf legend Jack Newton has died aged 72.

Newton’s family released a statement on Friday announcing the sad news.

“On behalf of our family, it is with great sadness I announce that our courageous and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and mate, Jack Newton OAM has passed away overnight due to health complications,” the statement read.

“Dad was a fearless competitor and iconic Australian, blazing a formidable trail during his professional golfing career between 1971 and 1983 before his career tragically ended following an accident involving an aeroplane propeller at the age of 33.

“He fought back from tremendous adversity as only he could, and chose to selflessly invest his time, energy, and effort towards giving back to the community through his Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation, sports commentary, golf course design, and raising significant funds for several charities, most notably, diabetes.

“His passion for sport and contributing to future generations of golfers and the Australian community demonstrates the character of our father, beloved husband, proud brother, adoring grandfather, and maverick mate.

“Dad’s legacy will live on through his wife Jackie, daughter Kristie, son Clint, grandchildren Matilda, Hope, Jessie, Noah, Paige, and Indie.

“In true Jack Newton style, we will celebrate his incredible life; however, for now, our family asks for privacy and we appreciate everyone’s love, support, and friendship throughout his life.”

Newton won 13 tournaments during his professional career, including the Australian Open in 1979, and finished second at two majors — the British Open in 1975 and the Masters in 1980.

He received an Order of Australia in 2007 for services to golf and is synonymous with the sport Down Under.

Newton’s career was tragically cut short after he lost his right arm in an accident with a plane’s propeller in 1983. However, he remained involved with golf in various ways, including as a TV commentator and analyst.

The golf great also established the Jack Newton Foundation, which helped develop juniors in the sport.

Newton was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, which his dad also suffered from before dying in his 60s.


Funeral details will be shared with the JNJG family in the coming days.

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