Golf clubs not meant for this

WHEN Nathan Andrew Hall's fiancée broke his stereo, there was no way he was going to take the high road.

The pair, who have a six-month-old baby together and care for two other children, became involved in a wild dispute which saw Hall cut the power cord to her washing machine.

It could have ended there, instead Hall smashed his golf club onto her car, police prosecutor Karen Dunham said when he appeared in Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday.

Ms Dunham said it caused cracks in the windscreen and a dent in the bonnet.

While Hall pleaded guilty to wilfully damaging the washing machine and car, the duty lawyer representing him, Brian McGowran, said it was actually the woman who smashed Hall's golf club on the car.

"Which all seems a bit ridiculous," Mr McGowran said.

"Neither of them have money coming out of their ears.

"He doesn't get to play a lot of golf any more."

Mr McGowran said neighbours became sick of the argument and called police to the Koongal residence.

But by the time police arrived Hall had run away.

Mr McGowran said despite the charges, the couple had remained together.

Magistrate Tom Bradshaw fined Hall $250 and recorded a conviction.

Ms Dunham said the damages to all of the items came to about $250.

Hall said he was willing to pay them as he would just be paying money to his partner.

But Mr Bradshaw said it would be pointless and did not order restitution be paid.

Topics:  domestic disturbance, gold club, rockhampton magistrates court




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