Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

Golf Writer Terry Smith Passes

POSTED ON September 2, 2018 @ 8:19 am
Author of many golf books and one the founding members of the Australian golf Writers Association, Terry Smith, sadly passed away Wednesday at the age of 81.

Terry had been suffering from dementia and was most recently in an aged care hospital at Belrose in northern Sydney.

Among his many books were The Complete Book of Australian Golf, The Champions and the Courses They Played, Australian Golf – The First 100 Years. He wrote on golf for The Sun newspaper and The Sun-Herald and was a regular contributor in the early years of Golf Australia magazine.

Terry also covered the Open Championships of the US, Britain, Canada, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Switzerland. Smith was a happy hacker whose swing was described by Ken Nagle as “excellent for killing snakes”.

Terry’s son Roger said: “He always had an amazing passion for golf and would want everyone in the community to know.”

“He was a founding member (AGMA) with his great friends Tom Ramsey and Don Lawrence and will miss you all.”

 Terry is survived by his wife Sybilla, and two sons.

Comments are closed.


CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Grow the Game Central Golf Recruitment Central Golf Marketing Central

Partnering with Golf Business Forum 2020...

What better opportunity to engage with prospective customers...

‘Aggressive’ fight over Marrickville Golf Club d...

One of the biggest pieces of green space...

epar and GMA join forces with a new national partnership...

GMA is delighted to announce that environmental health...

Brisbane’s Victoria Park GC to be converted to major parkland a...

The Victoria Park Golf Course will be permanently closed to create Brisbane’s biggest public park in almost half a century. The plan...

Queensland proshop owner stays afloat with business interruption ...

Not totally surprising at this time of the year, the weather around the country has been a tad bit on the extreme...

Revenue Growth: The surprizing book of green fees...

  Chapter One – The Club Director Every club director requires their club to be profitable.  Every club director should also hold...

Walkinshaw Sports Acquires Linkz Marketing in New Zealand...

Walkinshaw Sports Pty Ltd announce that they have acquired the wholesale golf business of Linkz Marketing as part of their ongoing commitment...

Innovative leadership in sustainability reporting by golf...

Results of extensive international collaboration presented at Global Sustainability Standards Symposium The Hague, June 2019 GEO Foundation, supported by...

Jan Stephenson inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame...

Australian golfing superstar Jan Stephenson has fulfilled a lifelong dream this morning, being inducted into the World Golf Hall...

Danang Focus on Golf Course Conditioning and Tourism...

Some 100 attendees from clubs in Vietnam as well as representatives from venues in Cambodia, Myanmar and other countries...

Sentosa Golf Club Savours Sustainability Awards...

Sentosa Golf Club is celebrating further recognition for its green efforts after picking up an award double during the...

International Recognition for Strathfield GC with award for Clubh...

The American Golf Inc Magazine announced this week that Strathfield Golf Course has been nominated third place in the...

The Open Leading the Way in Removing Single-Use Plastic Water Bot...

The Open will become one of the first major global sporting events to remove single-use plastic water bottles in...