Bob Charles (golfer)

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Charles in April 2011

Sir Robert James Charles ONZ KNZM CBE (born 14 March 1936) is a New Zealand professional golfer. He was born in Carterton, New Zealand. In his fifty years career, many rank him among the most successful left-handed golfers of all time. He is the first lefty to win a golf major, winning more than 70 titles, and beating his age twice during a tournament as a 71-year-old.

In the 1999 New Year Honours, Charles was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for work to golf.[1] In the 2011 New Year Honours 2011, Charles was made a Member of the Order of New Zealand, New Zealand's highest civilian honour, for services to New Zealand.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "New Year Honours 1999" (22 January 1999) 5 New Zealand Gazette 139.
  2. "New Year honours list 2011". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. Pearce, Bob (31 December 2010). "Golfing legend greets honour with a plea". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 31 December 2010.