Golf great Greg Norman to visit New Zealand

Last updated 09:58 02/11/2012
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HEADING TO OUR SHORES: Australian golfing great Greg Norman, a two-time British Open champion, will visit New Zealand in December for a speaking engagement and charity tournament.

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Australian golfing great Greg Norman is coming to New Zealand for a speaking engagement and charity tournament.

Norman, winner of two British Open titles and 20 US PGA Tour titles, will headline a dinner in Auckland on December 18.

The following day he will host a teams event at Muriwai where local golfers will get the chance to compete with him.

Norman, known as The Great White Shark, dominated golf in the 1980's and 1990's when he spent a combined 331 weeks at No 1, becoming the first golfer to surpass $US10 million in on-course career earnings.

In his first speaking tour engagement in New Zealand, Norman will talk about how his aggressive play took him to the top of the golfing world as well as the story of how he built his successful business empire.

"I'm looking forward to visiting the land of the long white cloud for the first time in 30 years. I know New Zealanders are passionate golfers and I look forward to sharing some of my own personal experiences, play some golf and catch up with my friend Steve Williams," said Norman.

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