Story: Golf

Bob Charles and Arnold Palmer, 1966

Huge crowds gathered to watch the four games played in New Zealand in 1966 by New Zealand left-hander Bob Charles and Arnold Palmer of the United States, then the highest-earning player in world golf. Watch this newsreel of the final game, played at Auckland's Middlemore course.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 185. National Film Unit, 1966

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Garry Ahern, 'Golf - Golf’s rise in popularity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Garry Ahern, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Sep 2016