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Encyclopedia > Norman Von Nida

Norman Von Nida (14 February 1914 - 20 May 2007) was an Australian golfer. February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (141st in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ...


He was born in Strathfield and grew up in Brisbane. He turned professional in 1933, after attracting attention by winning the Queensland Amateur aged just 18. He would go on to become one of Australia's finest professional golfers, and the first Australian to win regularly on the British tour, although World War Two certainly deprived him of competition during what would have been his peak years. In 1946 he travelled to Britain for the first time and finished second on the Order of Merit; in 1947, he returned and won seven tournaments and topped the Order of Merit. He was renowned for his short temper - at a tournament in 1948 he became involved in an argument with US Ryder Cup player Henry Ransom that resulted in the local sheriff having to pull them apart, and he was also known to hurl his putter into the undergrowth after missing putts, on occasions breaking or even losing them mid-round. Strathfield is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, a significant centre in Sydneys Inner West. ... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, as well as the third largest city in Australia, with a greater metropolitan population of 1. ...


The PGA Tour of Australasia's developmental tour is named the Von Nida Tour after him. The PGA Tour of Australasia is a prominent golf tour for men. ...


Von Nida died on 20 May 2007 in a Gold Coast, Queensland nursing home, aged 93[1]. May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (141st in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Gold Coast is a city and local government area in the southeast corner of Queensland, Australia. ...


Tournament wins

The Philippine Open is one of the worlds longest running mens golf tournaments. ... The Philippine Open is one of the worlds longest running mens golf tournaments. ... The Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which takes place each May. ... The Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The Australian Open is one of the principal annual golf tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The Australian Open is one of the principal annual golf tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The Australian Open is one of the principal annual golf tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ...

External links

  • Life membership on PGA Tour of Australasia
  • Bio on Malaysian Golf Assoc. website

References

  1. ^ http://www.iseekgolf.com/news/11728

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Australian Von Nida dies at age 93 - Boston.com (333 words)
Norman Von Nida, one of Australia's pioneer professional golfers, died on Sunday aged 93, Australian media reported.
Von Nida had been ill for some time and passed away peacefully at a nursing home, his family told Australian Associated Press.
Von Nida also forged a successful career as a coach, guiding the likes of five-times British Open winner Peter Thomson and influencing former world number one Greg Norman.
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