Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Greg Norman Design, Two Investors Conned in Scotland

A 79-year-old veteran conman was sentenced to four years in prison after convincing two businessmen to invest $640,000 in a bogus golf course development project in Fife, Scotland. The story can be found here on the Golf Course Architecture magazine website.

According to the Daily Express story, John Cameron, "claimed to be an ex-military man and took to wearing tweeds and driving a Daimler to further convince his victims in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

He even drove to the property in Fife with one of the businessmen and his son, along with Australian golfer Greg Norman’s course planner."

According to a person familiar with the area, if nothing else Cameron had a great eye. The land would make a wonderful site for a golf course. It is located not far from a castle where the Toro company put up many of its guests during the recent Open Championship at the Old Course.

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