Date: July 16, 2012

Dean Jones swaps cricket bat for golf clubs

Former Test batsman Dean Jones is swapping his beloved cricket bat for his golf bag with the news that the cricket legend is becoming a professional golfer. Announcing that he had joined the professional ranks, Jones said he was looking forward to the competition. “It’s going to be fun, I m a bit upset at how competitive some of the legends are because I got beaten in the Victorian Senior Open by David Good by two shots and he had a hole in one on the second!” Jones said. Jones said that with coach Brooke Salmon he hopes to get “above and beyond” his current playing level. The Victorian played 52 Test matches for Australia, scoring 11 centuries and will wear the colours of Multiple Sclerosis Australia close to his heart. “I can t believe that every day four Australians get diagnosed with this insidious disease. Up to 23,000 people have this and we haven t got a cure for it and the firs t thing it troubles people through is walking so golf is the natural link,” Jones said. The 51 year old is expected to compete in events on the E-Z-GO Legends Tour here.