- Shane Warne’s kids have discovered his huge golf collection
- Warne was a massive fan of golf during his colourful life
- Aussies are getting their hearts tested at the cricket
Shane Warne’s children have been left astonished after discovering their late father’s huge collection of golf clubs while sorting through his belongings.
Warne made no secret of his love for a round of golf during his colourful life, with the cricket legend famously hitting a hole in one on the 16th hole at Augusta.
But son Jackson has revealed how he and his two siblings Brooke and Summer were stunned by the sheer amount of golf attire his father possessed.
‘We’re going through, at the moment, some of his storage units — because he’s just got storage units full of stuff. He just collected and collected and collected,’ Jackon told Channel 7 on Boxing Day.
‘And some of the stuff we’re going through at the moment is golf clubs. And I am not kidding, he has probably got 300 drivers, 400 putters, 50 million golf bags — there is just an abundance of stuff.’
Shane Warne’s children made an incredible discovery while sorting his belongings
Jackson and his two sisters launched the Shane Warne Legacy initiative on Boxing Day, whereby Aussies are urged to have their hearts tested on one of 23 machines situated outside the MCG.
The number 23 was chosen specifically to pay homage to Warne, with the spinner wearing the number in white ball cricket.
Warne died of a sudden heart attack in Thailand last year at the age of 52.
‘We have exactly 23 machines set up all around the ground,’ Jackson said.
‘Even if you haven’t got a ticket to the game, you can actually get one of these tests outside of the ground. So, even if you’re only watching this at home, you can still get your test outside of the MCG.
‘Dad would be so honoured and so happy that now his legacy is saving lives.’
Warne’s former teammate, Ricky Ponting, suffered a heart scare of his own last year while on commentary duty in Perth, and said he would take a test.
‘My little mate Justin Langer and I will be making our way around to do our own test. It was just over 12 months ago I had to exit the commentary box over in Perth,’ Ponting said.
Warne loved golf and regularly played during his colourful life
His son, Jackson, says he and his sisters found hundreds of golf clubs and bags
Jackson replied: ‘Lots of people when they think they need to get their hearts tested, they think it might involve taking your clothes off or taking a bit of blood. But this is a non-invasive test.
‘It’s done in under four minutes, you just grip these handle bars and put the compression sleeve around your arm. You get all these stats and it pretty much shows you what you need to change or what you need to add into your lifestyle.’
Reflecting on his father’s legacy, Jackson finished: ‘Guys know how much dad liked big and shiny things.
‘To know he has the biggest stand at the MCG, and the southern hemisphere, I think he would be laughing.’