Sir Bob Charles heads back to where it began

Last updated 12:26 23/11/2010

Relevant offers

National Sport

Live: OKC Thunder v Golden State Warriors - NBA Western Conference finals game 7 George Moala called into All Blacks in place of Charlie Ngatai Stars return leaving All Whites coach with tough decision ahead of Vanuatu match Man who mocked Hillsborough disaster flooded with deliveries by internet users New Zealand's major codes pull together to stamp out racism and homophobia New Zealand sailor Sara Winther loses Sports Tribunal appeal in desperate bid to make Rio Olympics Midfielder Charlie Ngatai re-signs with New Zealand Rugby and Chiefs for two more years Sky Go goes down before decider of NBA Western Conference finals Sam Cane steps into major role in All Blacks as post-McCaw era launched Waikato-BOP Magic finally in control as they beat Pulse and move up to second

New Zealand golfing great Sir Bob Charles returns to where it all started as New Zealand Golf celebrates its centenary.

Charles is a special guest at this weekend's celebrations which begin with a Centenary Golf Day at Royal Wellington Golf Club on Friday.

He will hit the commemorative first tee shot at the club where he first sprung into national prominence 56 years in winning the New Zealand Open as a fresh-faced 18-year-old.

It sparked a remarkable career for golf's most famous left-hander, highlighted with Charles' victory at the British Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes in 1963.

He also won New Zealand Open four times among his 68 professional victories in a stellar career spanning into seven decades and culminating in his induction to world golf's Hall of Fame in 2008.

Ad Feedback


Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content