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Golf Coach Facing 65 Sex Abuse Charges in California Coached Michigan Youths

Andrew Nisbet was arrested hours before he was to receive a PGA award celebrating his work with youth golfers.

Andrew Nisbet, 31, was arrested on 65 sexual abuse and assault charges just hours before he was to honored by the PGA for his work with youth golfers. Some victims may live in Michigan, authorities said. Photo: YouTube screenshot
Andrew Nisbet, 31, was arrested on 65 sexual abuse and assault charges just hours before he was to honored by the PGA for his work with youth golfers. Some victims may live in Michigan, authorities said. Photo: YouTube screenshot

Police in California said a popular golf coach who was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting boys between the ages of 12 and 17 may have abused some youths from Michigan, according to a story on Livermore Patch.

Andrew Nisbet, 31, was charged with 65 counts of sexual abuse and assault following an investigation by Livermore police. He was arrested just one day before he was to receive an award from the Northern California Section of the PGA honoring his work with youth.

Livermore police spokesman Steve Goard said detectives discovered that Nisbet also coached children in Michigan, North Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama, and authorities believe he may have abused boys in those locations as well.

Nisbet was arrested Saturday just hours before he was set to receive the 2013 Junior Golf Leader Award at the Contra Costa Country Club. A press released praising his contributions to youth golf stated:

"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.

Police said their investigation is ongoing.

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