Tassie golf loses a gen­uine leg­end

Mercury (Hobart) - - SPORT - STU­ART EA­TON

TAS­MA­NIAN and Aus­tralian golf lost a gen­uine leg­end with Peter Too­good pass­ing away peace­fully, sur­rounded by his fam­ily, last week aged 89.

Amid a swag of trib­utes to his golf, Too­good was also re­mem­bered as one of life’s true gen­tle­men and among Tas­ma­nia’s great ed­u­ca­tors.

He was awarded an MBE for his ser­vices to ed­u­ca­tion and golf in 1981, was an in­au­gu­ral mem­ber of the Tas­ma­nian Sport­ing Hall of Fame in 1987 and was later awarded an OAM at the same time as his brother, John.

Too­good’s re­sumé is al­most beyond peer, win­ning the 1954 Aus­tralian Am­a­teur Cham­pi­onship, eight Tas­ma­nian Opens and 10 Tas­ma­nian Am­a­teur ti­tles.

Too­good was also a mem­ber of Aus­tralia’s win­ning team at the orig­i­nal Eisen­hower Tro­phy at St An­drews in 1958.

Too­good is sur­vived by his wife Berenice, sons Christo­pher, An­thony and Bernard and five grand­chil­dren.

Too­good’s fu­neral ser­vice will be con­ducted at St Mary’s Cathe­dral to­day from 11am with a me­mo­rial ser­vice at the Royal Ho­bart Golf Club from 1pm. A NEW-LOOK Aus­tralian team will con­test the Toy­ota World Ju­nior Teams Cham­pi­onship this month.

The three-woman Aussie team to play in Ja­pan com­prises ris­ing Queens­lan­der Cassie Porter and West Aus­tralian pair Mad­di­son Hin­son-Tolchard and Kirsten Rudge­ley.

The four-strong men’s team fea­tures New­cas­tle’s Jye Pickin, the Gold Coast’s Elvis Smylie and an­other pair of Perth golfers, Josh Greer and Hay­den Hopewell.

The tour­na­ment, to be played this year on the Ishino Course of the Chukyo Golf Club near Nagoya, is tra­di­tion­ally a great breed­ing ground for fu­ture cham­pi­ons.

It fea­tures 15 boys’ teams and nine girls’ teams from around the world and will be played from June 18-21.

Golf Aus­tralia’s Luke Mackey will also travel with the team as strength and conditioni­ng coach and sports science man­ager. If you have a news item you would like to con­trib­ute, please for­ward to gtad­[email protected]

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