Charlie Earp celebrates 75th

Charlie Earp with Greg Norman
Charlie Earp with Greg Norman

CHARLIE EARP, one of the PGA of Australia’s most popular members, celebrates his 75th birthday today.

Earp, the head professional at Royal Queensland for 40 odd years, is perhaps best known for his work with Greg Norman in the 1980’s.

The Queenslander is still deeply involved with the game, particularly encouraging junior participation.

“Normally I’m up in Darwin for my birthday because we have a big junior event up there every year,” he said this week.

“I’ve been doing that for about 10 or 12 years but this year we’re going a week later so I’ll get to see the family.”

Earp is still a regular figure around Royal Queensland and can still be found helping out juniors in the area. Another big love these days is fishing, though he reckons he doesn’t get enough time to pursue it.

“If you had all the time in the world it wouldn’t be enough,” he says.

“When I finally get out there I don’t even bait the hook because I don’t want the fish annoying me!”

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017


  1. Well happy birthday charlie for whenever it was. From phil davis ex Palmerston golf club

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