Case 8

Arnold Palmer

The King of Golf

ARNOLD PALMER  (1929  -  2016)
Nickname:  The King

 

Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and the son of the greenskeeper at The Latrobe Country Club, Palmer is a beloved champion of the game of golf.  His charm and outstanding ability immediately drew attention and his fans (referred to as Arnie's Army) were super engaged because he often wore his emotions on his sleeve.

 

From 1960-1963 he won 29 PGA tournaments including five majors.  His impact on the popularity of golf cannot be emphasized enough and his memory is cherished and respected by his fellow golfers  today.