Born: 12/22/1916 Died: 10/22/1995 Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
Charles A. Boswell born December 22, 1916, Birmingham, Alabama, is the world's most renowned blind golfer, having won 17 national and 11 international blind golf championships. He had never played golf prior to his loss of vision as an infantry captain in Germany in World War II on November 30, 1944. Prior to military service, he was an outstanding football and baseball player at the University of Alabama. He was founder and General Chairman for fifteen years of the Charlie Boswell Celebrity Golf Classic which raised over one million dollars for the Eye Foundation Hospital of Birmingham. Bob Hope calls Charlie "America's greatest inspiration." Deceased October 22, 1995.