Golf Australia

Vale Jarrod Lyle

Jarrod Lyle
Jarrod Lyle in his element promoting Challenge before the 2013 Australian Masters. Picture: MICHAEL KLEIN

With an extremely heavy heart, Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia formally advise of the passing of Jarrod Lyle, aged 36.

He is survived by his wife Briony, and daughters Lusi, 6, and Jemma, 2.

The following is a statement from Briony Lyle, who asks that the family’s privacy remains respected at this most solemn of times.

“It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us.

“He passed away peacefully at 8.20pm last night, having spent his final week in Torquay among his family and close friends.

“Lusi, Jemma and I are filled with grief and now must confront our lives without the greatest husband and father we could ever have wished for.

“At the same time, we have been blessed and overwhelmed with the messages and actions of support from around the world and feel comforted that Jarrod was able to happily impact so many people throughout his life. Our humble thanks to you all.

“Jarrod was able to take in many of the unbelievably kind and generous acts and words in his final few days and was overwhelmed by the emotional outpouring.

“He asked that I provide a simple message: `Thanks for your support, it meant the world. My time was short, but if I’ve helped people think and act on behalf of those families who suffer through cancer, hopefully it wasn’t wasted.’

“We will hold an intimate and private family service in the coming days.

“There will be a public memorial service at The Sands in Torquay at a date to be annouced later.

“As per Jarrod’s wish, please donate to Challenge in lieu of gifts or flowers.”

For a high resolution picture of Jarrod please click here.

Donate to Lyles direct or via Challenge


Posted by Bill at
17/08/2018 08:30 AM
RIP Jarrod. I knew of you but did not know you directly. Your family will be fine and they will see you later. If heaven does exist you have a tee time waiting with Seve and Peter and Payne. Play well.
Posted by Sue Sloan at
14/08/2018 03:26 PM
Rest in Peace Jarrod.
Posted by Dot Bagshaw at
10/08/2018 10:07 PM
Rest easy Jarrod you were an inspiration to all .Sympathy to all your family x
Posted by Sharleen at
10/08/2018 10:04 PM
????🧡💛💚💙💜💘 No words 😶 💔
Posted by john fuler at
10/08/2018 05:51 PM
i watched he tv report and as his face was shown at the end of the report i stood and clapped a wonderful brave man god bless the family
Posted by Barbara Hill at
09/08/2018 11:03 PM
I am truly saddened to hear of Jarrod’s passing. A true gentleman and a great golfer. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God bless him and his family🙏💕😇
Posted by Marie and John Trudgen at
09/08/2018 10:43 PM
Was sorry to hear about the death of Jarrod. Our thoughts go out to his wife, daughters and all the golf memories
Posted by Denise Parker at
09/08/2018 09:16 PM
RIP Jarrod. Condolences to all your family and close friends..
Posted by Ray Fares at
09/08/2018 09:11 PM
so sad to hear this news. I feel down since i heard that. words are not enough to describe how i feel. Sympathy to his family..
Posted by Shirley at
09/08/2018 08:18 PM
I would like to send his family my condolences, I to have lost a beautiful man to this insidious disease. Out of pain now. So very sad. Please be strong.
Posted by Warwick jones at
09/08/2018 05:15 PM
Rest now young man no more suffering 🍺
Posted by Tony Hudson at
09/08/2018 04:09 PM
RIP Jarrod and Deepest Sympathy to Your Family. Innes Park Country Club.
Posted by Yvonne Harris at
09/08/2018 01:29 PM
Such a brave yojng mzn loved by so many..heartfelt condolences to his family 💕
Posted by Don Churchward at
09/08/2018 01:23 PM
The world is a lesser place for your passing. Your courage and determination to be the best that you could be in the face of such overwhelming pain and suffering is what makes people like you so memorable. RIP Jarrod a true champion and loved by golfing communities across the globe. You were an inspiration to others. May your family find peace in knowing that your long suffering is at an end and you have earned the peaceful rest you so deserved.
Posted by Jillian Scott at
09/08/2018 01:21 PM
Rest in peace Jarrod . Come on you Aussie guys , one of you bring home the PGA in memory of Jarrod .
Posted by Maxine Wright at
09/08/2018 01:00 PM
Our thoughts are with Jarrod's wife and girls in their sadness. Such a brave fighter gone far too young.
Posted by Peter Watson at
09/08/2018 12:49 PM
Wonderful young man. RIP Jarrod.
Posted by JIM BAGGIO at
09/08/2018 12:04 PM
So sad to hear of the passing of Australian golfing great Jarrod Lyle. He left this world at such a young age my thoughts my prayers and my deepest condolences go out to his wife his two young children and his family a great man and a great golfer gone but never forgotten rest in peace
Posted by Don Cameron at
09/08/2018 11:41 AM
The Lyle family, please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of a very special young man, RIP Jarrod
Posted by Mark Armstrong at
09/08/2018 11:22 AM
From a distance, I heard that golf clubhouse bell ring, your compatriots gathered in full swing, to toast a legend, a warrior, a champion being! No title ever frocked such a din, no trophy raised for such resilience within, Honour is yours, integrity too, your grandest prize, not career, but family true, loved by all privileged to know you! I boast not player, nor colleague, nor friend, I am but humbled, as all, by your end. RIP Jarrod, boldly, in His arms that heal.
Posted by Dorothy harton at
09/08/2018 11:03 AM
Prayers are with the family. May God bless you all.
Posted by Karen cesanek at
09/08/2018 11:01 AM
Such a young man gone much too soon. The good always seem to die before their time. Prayers go out to his loved ones and friends who will miss him greatly
Posted by Michael at
09/08/2018 10:55 AM
Brings a tear to the eye hearing such as a courageous man has passed. He is an inspiration and showed true sportsmanship to the end that should be viewed by other sports people as a way to present themselves.
Posted by Yvonne Ellis at
09/08/2018 10:37 AM
Deepest sympathy to his family.RIP more pain.
Posted by John at
09/08/2018 10:35 AM
Our deepest condolences to all the family at this very sad time our thoughts are with all of you.On behalf of the Members of the Craigieburn Golf Club. Rest In Peace Jarrod.
Posted by Jo royden at
09/08/2018 10:31 AM
Very blessed to have known Jarrod - such an inspiration to our family with your courage n strength and golfing skills May you and your beautiful family have his strength to carry on and keep your memories close ??????The Royden’s
Posted by Jocelyn ortiz at
09/08/2018 10:20 AM
RIP Jarrod 🙏🏌
Posted by Jeff Hillsman at
09/08/2018 10:19 AM
Our hearts are very sadden. His family are in our deepest thoughts! RIP WARRIOR! The golfing World already misses you!
Posted by Larry welsh at
09/08/2018 10:13 AM
Inspiration and hero to all people. You're now pain free, RIP Jarrod. Ps, enjoy your golf with Seve.
Posted by Lun at
09/08/2018 10:10 AM
Rest In Peace Jarrod. Sending my heartfelt sympathy to Jarrod’s family ...
Posted by Karen Douglas at
09/08/2018 09:57 AM
Condolences from Moore Park Golf Club, Sydney. RIP Jarrod, such a brave fight to the end.
Posted by Larry welsh at
09/08/2018 09:52 AM
Inspiration and hero to all people, You're now pain free, RIP Jarrod.
Posted by Elaine at
09/08/2018 09:44 AM
You were courageous on and off the course may you rest in heavenly peace and may your loving family's pain ease in time
Posted by Gretchen Weaver at
09/08/2018 09:27 AM
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your comfort and peace from God for you and your family. ?
Posted by Azlan Dzaiddin at
09/08/2018 09:21 AM
Rest In Peace, Jarrod.
Posted by Macka McAteer at
09/08/2018 09:20 AM
RIP Jarrod, sadly your final round is over as you go to the spiritual 19th, a sad farewell from all golfers & everyone that knew or have heard your courageous story.
Posted by ANDREW at
09/08/2018 09:10 AM
I lost my son JONAS to AML in April My only consolation is that my son’s suffering has ceased. Jarrod was a hero to us both. Hopefully there is a better place xxx
Posted by Craig Morrison at
09/08/2018 09:08 AM
So sad, just wanna share my love and thoughts with his loved ones 💕
Posted by Linda Francis at
09/08/2018 08:45 AM
RIP Jarrod. Sympathy to his family

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