The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

NOR­MAN Von Nida was the Beau Brum­mell of the fair­ways. He nailed heaps of birdies, won the Queens­land Am­a­teurs at 18, and the US Open at 25 in 1939. He was born in the Big Smoke but gave it the fin­ger to grow up in Brissie. His golf­ing form put him on the ‘chick hit list’ and he fol­lowed through. He had charisma to burn and a tem­per that flared. He was world fa­mous when he shirt-fronted US cham­pion Henry Ran­som on the course, and if he missed a putt he chucked his put­ter at the gallery. He died at 93 on the Gold Coast. This dude was no cream bun. He played every­thing for real.

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