The recent passing passing of golfing great Arnold Palmer was indeed sad but the new book, Arnold Palmer: A Life Well Played, My Stories will help shed even more light on the brilliant life and career Mr. Palmer.
I mean who doesn’t want to hear more Ben Hogan stories and how Hogan was always critical of Palmer’s game and never even called him by his first name. Arnie recalls:
I was first surprised by—and later angered about—the fact that he never, in the years I knew him, called me by my first name. Ten million golf fans have felt completely comfortable calling me “Arnie” but Hogan never called me by name. He only called me “fella,” even when I played for him in the Ryder Cup.
Arnold Palmer (1928-2016) was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the son of the golf professional and course superintendent of Latrobe Country Club.
He became many things to many people… world famous golf immortal and sportsman, highly-successful business executive, prominent advertising spokesman, skilled aviator, talented golf course designer and consultant, devoted family patriarch and a man with a down-to-earth common touch that made him one of the most popular and accessible public figures in history.
Golf played an important part in his life through high school and Wake Forest College, climaxing with his victory in the 1954 U.S. Amateur Championship. Months later, he turned professional and became one of the greatest and most popular golfers of all time.
His fans, known as Arnie’s Army, witnessed him compile 92 professional victories, highlighted by seven major championships – four Masters, the 1960 U.S. Open and two British Opens – and induction as one of the original 14 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
He received countless awards and other recognitions, notably the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2012. A Life Well Played was his 13th book.
If you’re a fan of golf and Arnold Palmer and history then you’re going to want to get this new book.
Get it here: Arnold Palmer: A Life Well Played, My Stories