Tributes paid to man killed by a falling tree branch on a golf course

Craig Bury tragically lost his life in a freak accident at Mollymook Golf Club in Australia.

Jack Seddon's picture
Fri, 22 Jan 2021

Tributes are flooding in for Craig Bury, a businessman who tragically died after a tree branch fell on him whilst playing golf at Mollymook Golf Club on the south coast of New South Wales in Australia.

Mr Bury - who was a regular face at Mollymook Golf Club - has been described as a "really good guy" and a "true gentleman".

Attending his local course every Thursday, Mr Bury suffered a significant head injury and fell into traumatic cardiac arrest after a branch fell from a tree onto his head whilst playing with three others.

An unnamed work colleague told The Daily Telegraph: "Craig would do anything for you. He was a really good guy."

More tributes were paid to Mr Bury through social media, with one woman calling him a "true gentleman" and another described him as a "lovely, lovely man".

"He was a really good friend and he will be missed in the industry," continued the woman, who said that Mr Bury founded an equipment supply company in the 1990s.

NEW Ambulance arrived quickly to the scene and performed CPR on the golf course, but unfortunately Mr Bury was unable to be resuscitated.

"'Unfortunately the man suffered a significant head injury and went into traumatic cardiac arrest and died at the scene," said NSW Ambulance Inspector Faye Stockman. 

"Accidents like this are absolutely tragic for everyone involved."

Mollymook Golf Club said in a statement: "We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the man's family and loved ones, as well as to the players and club employees who were with him."

(Main Image: Mollymook Golf Club website)

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