Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Golf, Charlotte Lose A Friend In Norman Swenson

Norman Swenson, one of the great golf characters around here for years, died in recently on plane flight home from a golf trip to South Korea.

Swenson played college golf at Wake Forest in the 1960s and lived on the 16th hole at Carmel Country Club’s South Course for many years. He and his family had moved from Charlotte and split their time between the North Carolina mountains and a home in Florida. His daughter, Perry, played collegiately at Texas and co-hosted a show on The Golf Channel about Myrtle Beach.

In addition to being an excellent amateur player, Norman Swenson had a world-class collection of golf memorabilia.

“Norman was one of the true ambassadors of golf,” his friend, Xan Law, said. “He was so generous taking people to play at Pine Valley and on other golf trips. He was one of those rare golfers who got better with age. He’ll really be missed.”


Swen and Karen said...

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