Case 8

Arnold Palmer

One of the BIG THREE in Golf

arnold palmer  (1929  -  2016)

NICKNAME:  The King

 

Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and son of the greenskeeper of The Latrobe Country Club, Palmer soon established himself as a stand out golfer.  He is a beloved champion of the game because of his affability and charm.  He had a huge following around the course which became known as Arnie's Army.

 

He won seven major titles in six years from 1958 to 1964 and is one of the thirteen original inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame.  He helped bring golf into the mainstream sporting world and still today is reverred as a legend.