David Nordeen

As a competitive amateur golfer, David Nordeen, 59, of Jacksonville, Florida, earned First Team All-Big Ten honors in 1984 at the University of Minnesota, where he captained the men’s golf squad. He would join an elite group of amateurs by winning the MGA Amateur and the Minnesota State Public Links championships in 1985, and by successfully defending the State Amateur in 1986. As a professional, he won the Tapemark Charity Pro-Am in 1994, the Minnesota Section PGA Professional Championship in 1998 and the Minnesota Section Club Professionals Championship in 2002. As a senior player, Nordeen won the 2014 Minnesota Section Senior Match Play Championship, defeating two-time defending champ Don Berry in the quarterfinals, and beating Thomas Vizina, 3 and 2, in the finals. A Class A member of the PGA of America for a quarter century, Nordeen teaches golf instruction at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

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