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#1 bruce

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:42 AM

Valentines Day earlier this week reminded me of a man who became a great friend in the latter stages of his life, Norman Von Nida, Norman was born on February 14th 1914.

 

Those who like to delve into a bit of the history of the game might be interested in this link to an audio tribute I paid to The Von back in 2003. There are some interesting cameos on it from the golfing world and from those outside.

 

https://iseekgolf.co...long-remembered 


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:47 AM

Had a few lessons off the Von late 80's. He only watched your footwork, he knew his stuff especially in the sand.
I always cherish those memories.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:45 AM

Had my first ever lesson from The Von at Kooralbyn in the mid 80's when I was a teenager.

 

Great man.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:46 AM

Had my first ever lesson from The Von at Kooralbyn in the mid 80's when I was a teenager.

 

Great man.

 

Did he putt from 30m off the green as well? :)


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:41 PM

 

Had my first ever lesson from The Von at Kooralbyn in the mid 80's when I was a teenager.

 

Great man.

 

 

Did he putt from 30m off the green as well? :)

 

Clearly it wasn't a chipping lesson.   :D  :lol:


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 01:24 AM

Did he putt from 30m off the green as well? :)

 

No, that is something that can't (and would not) be taught.


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 01:25 AM

Clearly it wasn't a chipping lesson.   :D  :lol:

 

No it wasn't and FYI I used to be a pretty good chipper when I was young.....


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:39 AM

No it wasn't and FYI I used to be a pretty good chipper when I was young.....


Pics or it didn't happen.
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:15 PM

Pics or it didn't happen.

 

Didn't have cameras back then........


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 09:33 AM

Bruce what a great legend of Australian golf.

 

Highly recommend Ben Robertson's book 'The Von' . It is probably the best golf book that I have read.



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 01:50 PM

Hi Vossie - yes Ben spoke at the unveiling of the Von Bronze for which I was MC at the Nudgee Golf Club and yes have seen the book. The piece I did (above) covers many of the points Ben also covered. 


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