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Kristie Newton Biography – Kristie Newton Wiki
Kristie Newton is an Australian professional golfer and daughter of former Australian golfing great Jack Newton. Kristie quit golf at age 16 because she was not “mentally mature” enough to compete in the legendary shadow of her father, Jack.
A University of Newcastle honours graduate, she moved to Melbourne in 2002 to pursue a career in graphic design. A chance round of golf with her now husband, former AFL forward Ben Dixon, made her consider taking back her first love.
She got back to golf and joined Victoria Golf Club. Upon joining the golf club as an amateur, she was crowned club champion in three of the following four years. She turned pro in September 2006 and went on to play on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour and the Ladies European Tour.
Kristie Newton Age
Kristie’s age is unclear.
Kristie Newton Parents
Kristie is the daughter of Jackie and former Australian golfing great Jack Newton. The 1979 Australian Open champion passed away on April 15 2022 at age 72 due to health complications, according to his family. His golfing career ended prematurely in July 1983 when, aged 33, he lost his right arm and eye after walking into a plane’s spinning propeller.
Kristie Newton Family
Kristie is the daughter of Australian golfing great Jack Newton and his wife Jackie. She is the sister of Clint Newton, the Chief Executive Officer of Player Relations at the Rugby League Players’ Association (RLPA), and a former international rugby league footballer.
Kristie Newton Husband
Kristie is married to her husband Ben Dixon, a former professional Australian rules footballer. They were married in Newcastle, Australia. They have three children together.