Greg Norman Personal Notes
Serves as chairman and CEO of Great White Shark Enterprises (shark.com), a multi-national corporation comprised of several companies and divisions that primarily focus on golf and lifestyle. Established in 1993, Great White Shark Enterprises is the parent company to various entities, including Greg Norman Golf Course Design, recognized as one of the premier signature design groups worldwide; Medallist Developments and Southern Cross Developments, developers of residential golf course communities and related real estate; Great White Shark Golf Management, offering full-service club management, development and consulting; Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy providing comprehensive instruction and a training environment for golfers at every stage of their amateur and professional development; Greg Norman Collection, a leading worldwide marketer and distributor of men's and women's golf-inspired sportswear and accessories; Greg Norman Estates Wines, producer and distributor of Australian and California wines; Greg Norman Production Company, operator of the PGA TOUR's Mayakoba Golf Classic, the Franklin Templeton Shootout, and the Valero Texas Open. Other branded businesses include Greg Norman's Australian Grille and Greg Norman Australian Prime. Additionally, he manages a variety of other licensing and merchandising activities. He supports several charities including CureSearch for Children's Cancer, the Greg Norman Golf Foundation and the Environmental Institute for Golf.
Began playing at age 16, caddying for his mother. Scratch two years later.
Initial ambition was to become a pilot in the Australian Air Force but opted for golf and took just four tournaments to record his first of more than 90 titles worldwide.
Named as the 2008 recipient of the Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents of America.
Among Olympic torch bearers to Sydney, Australia for the 2000 Olympics.
Honored with Hands of Hope award presented by National Childhood Cancer Foundation.