Danny Thomas

People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Golf fan Norma Schwab reflects on her life of love ... and the love of her life

People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Golf fan Norma Schwab reflects on her life of love ... and the love of her life

PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD:

For many, the U.S. Open is a study in the highest levels of patience, strategy and adaptability. Onlookers wait with anticipation as the players take their expertly planned shots toward the climactic moment.

But for La Jolla resident Norma Schwab, widow of pro-golfer Pat Schwab, the U.S. Open is a reminder of a special time in her life and the whirlwind 16-day romance that led to a lifetime of love — for the game and a golfer. This year’s U.S. Open started June 14.

“My friends know that, if they want to see me during the U.S. Open, they have to come to me,” she said, as the game could be heard on the television in...

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