Police interview potential molestation victims of Livermore golf pro

Police believe a popular Livermore golf instructor who's accused of molesting boys he taught may have targeted more victims.
December 12, 2013 6:31:51 PM PST
There's new concern that a popular golf instructor in Livermore who's accused of molesting boys he taught may have targeted even more victims.

Golf pro Andrew Michael Nisbet is in jail right now, charged with 65 counts of child molestation against children.

We spoke with the PGA, several golf pros, and several golfers at the Las Positas Golf Course who refused to go on camera. What they did tell us off camera is that Nisbet, an instructor at the course, had a talent for recruiting children into the game of golf.

Turns out the 31-year-old, who's in jail charged with molesting three of his golf students, lived with his wife right next to Jackson Avenue Elementary School in Livermore.

Nisbet created instructional golf videos and promoted his players with flashy productions.

On Thursday police interviewed two more boys who may be potential victims. And they believe there are more because Nisbet had nearly 300 young golfing students.

Nisbet worked in Michigan where our sister station, WXYZ in Detroit, aired a story Wednesday night. The next day, investigators say they began receiving calls from Michigan.

Nisbet also taught golf in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi.

"I've seen him out here with the kids," golfer Rich Rodriguez said. "He seemed to be a really good instructor. You know all the kids, most of them, were pretty good golfers."

Nisbet's youth golf teams won the 2012 PGA League Championship in Chicago and placed second the following year. But the golf pro at Poppy Ridge says he was an unorthodox instructor.

The executive director of the Northern California PGA says he had a talent for communicating with children. But police say it's also how he took advantage of them.


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