On the eve of the New Zealand Open at The Hills in Arrowtown, Sir Bob Charles wound back the clock to grab the limelight after carding a hole-in-one.
As the 1963 Open champion, with 76 career professional victories Sir Bob Charles is often regarded as New Zealand’s greatest ever golfer and yesterday he made his 11th career ace at the ripe old age of 82.
Sir Bob Charles you are truly ACE! 💯
The @nzgolf legend recorded his 11th hole-in-one on the 9th hole at The Farm, the new par-3 course at The Hills…the first 1️⃣ ever scored on the layout #nzopen100 #ace #holeinone pic.twitter.com/XbNTBaS9w8
— PGA of Australia (@PGAofAustralia) February 27, 2019
Charles is still a great golfer and a hole-in-one probably shouldn’t be a surprise.
In fact Charles holds the record for carding the most-strokes-below-age record on a pro tour. Back in 2012, Charles shot a 66 during the European Senior Tour’s Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open, 10-strokes beater than his age at the time.
SIR BOB CHARLES has just made a HOLE IN ONE on the very last hole of the par three course during the Champions Day!
What a way to ignite the 100th NZ Open and show off the new Farm Course to the world.
— New Zealand Golf (@nzgolf) February 27, 2019