Photo courtesy of Phil Laurie

At the recent QLD Golf Awards Night, Nathan Uebergang was awarded the QLD Von Nida Rookie of the year for outstanding play during the 2008 season, his rookie season on the QLD Sunshine Tour. The award goes to the rookie who shows exemplary play and a commitment towards all other pro-am activities including junior clinics.

During 2008 Nathan won 3 pro-ams in QLD and finished the season 10th on the Callaway Order of Merit.

He was delighted to receive the award. “It’s always an honour to receive an award recognizing your achievements, but to win an award named after the great Norman Von Nida…. it’s a real buzz. He was a golfing legend, one of my heroes. One of my earliest golfing memories was a speech Norman Von Nida was giving at Indooroopilly GC. I came across this gathering by accident so I stood just inside the door and listened to every story he had to tell, about the golf swing and touring the world as a professional. At the end of the talk I was able to get a photo with him. It was just fantastic.”