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Graphic: An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966.


This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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Professional Golf

The New Zealand Professional Golfers' Association looks after the affairs of professionals, the majority of whom are engaged as full-time instructors. As yet there is no body of playing professionals who live on the prizes they win at tournaments. In this connection an outstanding event in the history of New Zealand golf occurred in July 1963 when the New Zealand born professional, R. J. Charles, succeeded in winning the British Open Golf Championship.