Greg Norman wants to live in Australia for the rest of his days because he plans to leave the United States
Golf legend Greg Norman has revealed that he plans to spend the rest of his days in Australia and die in his home country while making plans to leave the United States.
The 66-year-old hopes to return to Australia after living abroad in the United States for 40 years and building his golf career.
Norman has already prepared for the big move and has sold a number of homes from his ownership empire, including a $ 52 million Colorado farm and a $ 77 million South Florida compound.
The golf icon said it will be at least two more years before he is ready to return home, but once he is settled in Australia, he will want to stay forever.
“I actually want to spend my last days on this earth in Australia,” he said The Australian. “It’s not sick – believe me, I’ll be 115 years old.”
In the meantime, Norman says he will be making some big changes to his massive $ 400 million business empire, including dropping half of his businesses, bringing back his wine empire and major investments in Australian real estate.
Golf legend Greg Norman (pictured, with partner Kirsten Kutner) has revealed that he hopes to spend the rest of his days in Australia and die in his home country while making plans to leave the United States.
Norman says he will make some big changes to his massive $ 400 million business empire, including dropping half of his businesses, bringing back his wine empire and investing heavily in Australian real estate.
The golf icon turned business magnate has built a multi-million dollar empire spanning 13 companies and includes apparel, course design, restaurants, wine, real estate and a wake park.
Norman has revealed that he plans to shut down operations and keep only five or six of his most profitable businesses.
“As you age gracefully, you find an interesting balance in yourself,” he told the Four Courses podcast last month.
‘The materialistic things you liked 25 years ago, you just go’ why did I have them then? It was ego, it was a statement, because look what I can do, I have this. ‘
Norman has not announced the companies that will get the cart and said he will have to consider his options very carefully.
“When you run a company with a break-even proposition, you spend as much time on break-even as you do with a company that makes a profit, right… so why?” he said.
‘Why are you spending all this time on this? (But) it’s not easy because many of the companies have been around for a long time. ‘
Norman has also revealed plans to bring back his wine business when he moves to Australia.
He founded the Greg Norman Estates in 1996 and sells 11 wines from Australia, New Zealand and California.
The desire to drop so many companies at once has also raised questions about Norman’s next big venture.
The golf icon said it will be at least two more years before he is ready to return home, but once he is established in Australia, he will want to stay forever.
Norman is considered one of the most successful golfers in the club
The golf icon revealed that he would like to return to the professional sport and take on a coaching role if the opportunity arose.
He said he would even consider leading an Australian golf team to the Olympics.
“I’ve never been asked,” said Norman. It’s up to other people to make that decision, not me. Of course I would consider it if I had the honor of being asked.
“I’ve always been a big supporter of golf at the Olympics since the mid-90s with Seve Ballesteros.”
Norman is considered one of the most successful golfers in the club.
He spent 331 weeks as the world’s # 1 ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s.
He has won 89 professional tournaments, including 20 PGA Tour tournaments and two majors: the Open Championships in 1986 and 1993.
Norman has two children and has been married to interior designer Kirsten ‘Kiki’ Kutner since 2010
The golf legend’s $ 400 million empire
Greg Norman has gone from one of the greatest golfers to a business magnate running an empire worth $ 400 million.
He currently owns 13 businesses, including apparel, course design, dining, wine, real estate, and a wake park.
Below is a list of some of the companies owned by the 66-year-old:
1) Greg Norman Collection: The clothing line was founded in 1992. It specializes in golf-inspired sportswear for men and women.
2) Greg Norman Golf Course Design: The company has become one of the best known design firms in the world. It has designed more than 100 courses in 34 countries.
3) Greg Norman Estates: The wine company was founded in 1996. It includes 11 wine varieties from Australia, New Zealand and California.
4) Greg Norman Australian Grille: The highly successful seafood restaurant opened in 1999. It is located on the waterfront at Barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
5) Greg Norman Australian Prime: The company was established in 2006 and specializes in importing Wagyu beef and beef jerky.
6) Great White Shark Opportunity Fund: The fund was created after the global financial crisis in 2013. It offers an alternative lending and flexible source of capital.
7) Greg Norman Developments: The real estate company specializes in high-end residential and hospitality developments.
8) Norman Design Group: The interior design arm of Greg Norman Real Estate that provides cohesive design concepts.
9) Medalist Village: The 119-home village was established in 1995 as a private Florida golf community. Prices for homes start at $ 1 million.
10) Shark Wake Park: Several wakeboard parks have been set up in South Carolina and Florida.
11) Shark Experience: The premium media platform places HD touchscreens on golf carts and connects golfers with content including GPS distances, hole viaducts and music.
Norman has two children and has been married to interior designer Kirsten ‘Kiki’ Kutner since 2010.
Since stepping down from professional golf, Norman has built a reputation as a top-tier course designer – a course that has earned him millions.
He also spends his days exploring the world and maintaining a strict training regime.
Norman said he plans to maintain his very active lifestyle when he returns to Australia and already has plans to visit certain parts of the country.
“I still have a lot of time in my life to enjoy parts of Australia that I have visited and seen,” he said.
Norman has been preparing to leave the United States and has been slowly selling homes from his real estate portfolio in recent months.
In February, the golf legend launched his South Florida compound before it sold for $ 77 million two weeks later.
The property comes with eight houses including a pool house, tennis house, boathouse and coach house.
In March, Norman found a buyer for his $ 52 million-dollar Colorado ranch known as Seven Lakes Ranch
One of the huge rooms Greg Norman uses to entertain at his ‘Seven Lakes Ranch’
More than 500 logs, each up to 45 feet long, were brought in by trucks from Montana for construction
In March, Norman found a buyer for his $ 52 million farm in Colorado.
He had bought the farm in Meeker, Colorado, in 2004 for $ 12 million, resulting in a hefty profit from the upcoming sale.
The sprawling estate, known as Seven Lakes Ranch, includes a 1,300 square foot custom stone and log cabin.
More than 500 logs, each up to 45 feet long, were brought in by trucks from Montana for construction.
The lodge has eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms and has been described as ‘one of the best hunting and fishing ranches for big game trophies in Colorado’.
Norman has previously admitted that he has been thinking about returning to Australia for a while.
Norman has previously admitted that he has been thinking about returning to Australia for a while
Norman wrote a column for Stellar Magazine in January saying he missed the land and its wildlife
He wrote a column for Stellar Magazine in January saying he missed the land and its wildlife.
“I miss the way it sounds,” he wrote. “Not long ago I was on the phone with my parents and the sound of the birdlife in the background was something else.”
‘And the smell of Australia … it’s so clean and fresh. I like the coffee and I miss the people; they are so easy going.
He continued: ‘I want to return to Australia as soon as possible. Honestly, I am thinking about coming home every second day. ‘
In 2019, Greg also confirmed that he was on the hunt for a property in Australia.
‘Yes, we are (looking). I’d rather not say what we’re looking for and no, we didn’t buy anything, he told The Daily Telegraph.