Six Players have putters stolen at World Super 6 Perth


A total of seven putters and several golf balls, hats and gloves were reportedly stolen from players from the locker room at Lake Karrinyup CC.

Six players had their putters stolen from the locker room during the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth on Saturday.

Having qualified for the matchplay rounds of the World Super 6, Wade Ormsby was the first to discover his putter had been stolen on Saturday night from the player's locker room - and put out an urgent appeal on social media to find it. He also stated that his back-up putter had been taken. 

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Fellow pro Adrien Saddier responded by offering Ormsby the use of his, only to discover  his putter had also been taken by the thieves. 

As the day progressed, Golf Australia began to report that they were not the only two players affected. Andrew Martin, Connor Syme, Per Langfors and James Morrison were taken by players, while Zach Murray reportedly lost dozens of golf balls, gloves, hats and wine, while another player's bag had been rearranged. 

"We can confirm that putters were reported missing from the bags of six players inside the locker room at Lake Karrinyup Country Club before the final round of the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth," the statement from PGA of Australia General Manager of Tournament and Event Operations, Natalie McIlroy said.

“The locker room is secured in line with our standard tournament arrangements and we are working with the club, the security team and the police to establish how this occurred.

"It would be inappropriate to comment any further while the matter is being investigated.”

Saddier and Morrison had failed to make the matchplay rounds, and while Langfors, Martin, Syme and Ormsby borrowed putters, all were eliminated by the end of the second round. 

There have been no further developments as to who took the putters or why, but Golf Australia magazine have reported that police are set to examine CCTV footage from one of the clubhouse entrances.