Youth golf coach charged with child molestation


A prominent youth golf instructor in California was arrested over the weekend and charged with 65 felony counts pertaining to child molestation.

Andrew Nisbet, 31, is accused of sexually assaulting several boys between the ages of 12-17 during a four-year span from 2009-2012, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.

Nisbet has reportedly trained golfers across the country and has worked at Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore, Calif., since 2006, where he was director of instruction. While news of the arrest broke on Tuesday, Nisbet was actually taken into custody on Saturday; in the interim, he was given the 2013 Junior Golf Leader award on Monday by the PGA's Northern California section, which praised Nisbet for his "dedication and leadership in developing a wealth of exciting and educational golf programs for juniors."

According to the report, the charges against Nesbit include lewd acts with a child and arranging a sexual meeting with a minor.

Nesbit's involvement in the game also included the U.S. Kids Golf Championships at Pinehurst, which he had reportedly helped to run for the past five years, and the U.S. Kids Golf Bay Area Tour, which he launched and grew into the largest tour of its kind in the country.