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Lefty Golfer Bob Charles

Famous Left-hander Birthday, March 14

NZ Golfer Sir Robert “Bob” Charles

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

It was at the 1963 Houston Classic that he became the first lefty to win on the PGA tour.



Lefty Birthday – Golfer Russ Cochran

Famous Lefthander Birthday, October 31

Golfer Russ Cochran

Lefty Golfers

Lefty Golfers

  • Ben Hogan
  • Bob Charles
  • Bonny Bryant
  • Connie Decker
  • Russ Cochran

Lefty Birthday – Golfer Arnold Palmer

Famous Lefthander Birthday, September 10

American Golf Player

American Golfer Arnold Palmer

American golfer Arnold Daniel Palmer nicknamed “The King,” was born on September 10, 1929 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men’s professional golf. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Palmer is one of golf’s most popular stars and its most important trailblazer because he was the first star of the sport’s television age, which began in the 1950s. He was part of golf’s “Big Three” – along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player who are widely credited with popularizing the sport around the world. Palmer won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and in 1974 was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Lefty Birthday – Gold Legend Ben Hogan

Famous Lefthander Birthday, August 13

Gold Player Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan (William Ben Hogan), an American golf legend, was born on August 13, 1912. Considered one of the greatest golfers of all-time, he was born within six months of two other acknowledged 20th century golf greats, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson. His life is made in a biographical film Follow the Sun in 1951. Hogan is noted for his influence on the golf swing theory and his legendary ball-striking ability. He died July 25, 1997.