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Norman Von Nida OAM


Norman Von Nida was born in Strathfield, New South Wales in 1914 but grew up in Brisbane.

He was a great amateur golfer winning the Queensland amateur aged 18years. At 19 he turned professional and became one of Australia's finest professional golfers of the time.

He was the first Australian golfer to regularly win major tournaments on the British circuit. Although WW2 deprived him of completion during his peak years, he still finished second on the British Order Of Merit after the war.

In 1947, aged 33, he won seven tournaments in Britain and topped that years order of merit. Throughout his career he won 44 professional tournaments including 30 Australian PGA's and several Masters and US opens.

Von Nida was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 1985 Australia Day Honours for "service to the sport of golf".

In 1991, Norman was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.


The PGA Tour of Australasia's developmental tour is named the Von Nida Tour after him.


Norman lived in Scarborough for a number of years, before moving to the Gold Coast , where he passed away in 2007 aged 93 years.

 

Norman Von Nida is listed on the wall of the Redcliffe Wall of Fame:

A collection of portrait and information honouring the achievements of individuals who have influenced and shaped Redcliffe. The collection is in the Jetty Arcade at 139-141 Redcliffe Parade.

For a complete list of people who appear on the wall click on the following blog post:

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