Golf Coach Arrested on Eve of Award Banquet

The Northern California Section of the PGA had planned to present Andy Nisbet with the 2013 Junior Golf Leader Award.

Screenshot from YouTube, Andrew Nisbet
Screenshot from YouTube, Andrew Nisbet
Livermore police arrested a popular golf coach on suspicion of sexually assaulting boys between the ages of 12 and 17 just one day before he was to receive an award from the Northern California Section of the PGA honoring his work with youth. 

Alameda County prosecutors charged Andrew Nisbet, 31, with 65 counts of sexual abuse and assault following an investigation by Livermore police. Nisbet was arrested Saturday and the banquet where Nisbet was to receive the 2013 Junior Golf Leader Award at the Contra Costa Country Club was scheduled for Sunday. 

A press release announcing the award praised Nisbet's success in the field of youth golf: "Andy has been a tremendous contributor to Junior Golf, creating a variety of inviting programs for young people and teaching golf professionals how to get started on this track." 

Nisbet was director of instruction at Los Positas Golf Club and the founder of GRIP Academy, which drew students from across the East Bay. 
Jake Nu December 14, 2013 at 12:09 AM
To say that the pro shop knew about these sick acts is absurd. I worked in that pro shop along side this disgusting man, and if i ever found out about these crude acts, he wouldve been going to jail on a stretcher. The owners are great people with children of their own, and they fired him the second they found out. The only person to blame is the man that committed the crimes
Mari December 14, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Concerned, you really would be surprised! I used to believe it that someone must know what goes on behind closed doors. But these type of abusers are so good at what they do that now I believe that these abuses go undetected we educate ourselves and our families and only then can we bring these abusers to light. "Master Manipulators, my name for these people. And no, good wholesome people may not know how to detect these animals.
BobG December 14, 2013 at 10:42 AM
I am sure that if anyone did know anything, or was told anything, it will come out in the investigation. Just like the Sandusky case, now that the crime has been exposed the truth will come out. One could ask: Should they have known? To Mari's point above, almost impossible because predators are very good at duping people. Until all the facts come out no aspersions should be cast as they can be very dangerous and take on a life of their own.


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