Bob Charles Personal Notes
Does everything righthanded except games requiring two hands.
Designed two 18-hole resort courses (Millbrook) and a nine-hole course (Matarangi) in New Zealand.
Awarded New Zealand's highest civic honor when he was admitted to the Order of New Zealand in December 2010, reserved for just 20 living citizens.
Received the prestigious Order of the British Empire from the Queen of England in 1972 and was honored as a Commander of the British Empire in 1992.
Became Knight Companion of the New Zealand order of merit in 1999.
Was the fifth recipient of the European Senior Tour's Lladro Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.
Worked in the banking industry for six years (1954-60) before embarking on a golf career.
Son, David, is a tournament director for the PGA of America.
Biggest thrill outside of golf was marrying his wife, Verity.
Enjoys classical music, opera and stage productions.
Is an avid tennis follower.
Favorite athlete is Ben Hogan.
Lists his favorite golf course as St. Andrews and favorite movie is "Out of Africa.".
Favorite entertainer is Rowan Atkinson, and favorite food is venison.