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The Pathfinder of Australian Pro Golf

The honour of being the first of  The Nudgee Golf Club champions to be profiled in my Diary belongs to the champion of 1931, Norman Von Nida. After turning professional the “Von” was retained by Nudgee as its Club Pro for a time, until he followed his dream to become a full time tournament player. This […]

A Day To Remember

The thought of the “Von” returning to play at Nudgee made the prospect of attending the exhibition game even more special for Club Members and Associates. As a fifteen year old, I was also keen to see these great players for the first time. When Jack Downs asked me if I would like to caddy for the great Bobby Locke – I was beside myself.

Vale – The Von – The end of an era

Australian golfing great Norman Von Nida OAM passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 20 2007. The Von was in his 93rd year. In a final radio interview recorded only a few months earlier he said “I’ve had the most wonderful life”. Those who knew him felt privileged to have had the experience. Following a moving […]