Posts Tagged ‘Arnold Palmer’

Golf Books #236 (A Life Well Played: My Stories)

May 24th

71DE4qgOicLWhile Arnold Palmer may not hold the record for most tournament victories, no one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger impact on the sport.

In fact, Palmer is considered by many to be the most important golfer in the history of the game.

As a follow-up to his 1999 autobiography, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life, bringing new details and insights to some familiar stories and sharing new ones.

Palmer has had tremendous success but is most notable for going about it the right way and always giving back to the fans who made it all possible. Gracious, fair, and a true gentleman, Arnold Palmer is the gold standard of how to conduct yourself.

He offers advice and guidance, sharing stories of his career on the course, success in business and the great relationships that give meaning to his life. This book is Palmer’s gift to the world―a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers will celebrate and cherish.

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The K Club Golf Resort, Ireland

Nov 30th

The Kildare Club Golf Resort (abbreviated The K Club) is situated approximately forty minutes from Dublin City, the K Club’s two golf courses are considered to be two of Europe’s finest Championship Courses and both The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Palmer Smurfit Course were designed by Arnold Palmer and is where the 2006 Ryder Cup was held which adds a unique statement to the event.

The Ryder Cup Gallery in The Palmer Clubhouse relives that special day in 2006 and is where you can spot the USA Presidents and Sports Stars on show.


The K Club is a must for any golfer embarking on an Irish golf break. For those who enjoy a challenge, the Palmer Course has been tipped by many as the most difficult inland layout on the Emerald Isle. But wait, there’s more…

Golfamily Album #64

Aug 29th
Arnold Palmer and Tip Anderson Jr., 1995 British Open

Arnold Palmer and Tip Anderson Jr., 1995 British Open

Golfamily Album #47

May 2nd
The Masters - Arnold, Gary and Jack.

The Masters – Arnold, Gary and Jack.


Golf Books #170 (Men in Green)

Jan 27th

Men in GreenFrom acclaimed Sports Illustrated writer and coauthor of The Swinger: a candid, nostalgic, intimate chronicle of golf’s greatest generation—then and now—as well as the game’s secret legends, known only to Tour insiders.

Men in Green is to golf what Roger Kahn’s The Boys of Summer was to baseball: a warm, big-hearted account of the sport’s greats, from the household names to the private legends, those behind-the-curtain giants who never made the headlines.

Michael Bamberger, who has covered the game for almost twenty years at Sports Illustrated, shows us the big names as we’ve never seen them before: Palmer, Nicklaus, Watson, Strange, Couples—and the late Ken Venturi.

But he also chronicles the legendary figures known only to insiders, who nevertheless have left an indelible mark on the sport. There’s a club pro, a teaching pro, an old black Southern caddie. There’s a tournament director in his seventies, a TV director in his eighties, and a USGA executive in his nineties. All these figures, from the marquee names to the unknowns, have changed the game.

Men in Green weaves a history of the modern game that is personal, touching, inviting, and new. It is a book every fan will cherish. But wait, there’s more…

Golf Books #147 (Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects…)

Jun 26th

…The Creation of the World’s Greatest Golf Courses in the Words and Images of History’s Master Designers)

The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect, whether they’re complicated terrain, forces of nature, budget limitations, demanding developers, or the difficult task of balancing the practical scientific needs of a golf course with the architect’s creative instincts.

Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects offers readers behind-the-scenes tales from America’s master architects themselves in their own words. Elite designers such as Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Rees Jones, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Arthur Hills, Arnold Palmer, and others share their personal anecdotes related to the creation of some of the world’s most famous courses: from run-ins with snakes to bulldozers sinking in quicksand, to holes created by accident, such as the famed island green seventeenth at the TPC at Sawgrass.  But wait, there´s more…

Golfamily Album #6

Jun 7th

Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, 1965. Jack Nicklaus defeated Gary Player and Arnold Palmer by nine strokes. Jack shot rounds of 67, 71, 64 and 69.

Golfamily Album #1

Apr 24th

Arnold Palmer and Jackie Gleason at the Shawnee Country Club on the Delaware River in October 1960. "I could beat him at pool, golf, whatever," Palmer joked, "the only thing he could beat me at was drinking!"

Quail Hollow Club, North Carolina, USA

Jan 6th

The Quail Hollow Club is a country club and golf course located in the Quail Hollow neighbourhood in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. It is a private member club, founded by James J. Harris on April 13, 1959. The club hosted the Kemper Open from 1969 through 1979, the PaineWebber Invitational from 1983 through 1989, and has hosted the Wells Fargo Championship since it debuted in 2003.

The course was originally designed by golf course architect George Cobb in 1961 to capture the beauty as well as challenging terrain of the Piedmont region. In the intervening years, the course underwent a series of improvements, including modifications of several holes by Arnold Palmer in 1986, and a redesign by Tom Fazio in 1997 and 2003.

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Golf Books #118 (Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History: Heroes, Underdogs, Courses, and Championships)

Nov 5th

In a long, award-winning career writing about golf, Bill Fields has sought out the most interesting stories—not just those featuring big winners and losers, but the ones that get at the very character of the game. Collected here, his pieces offer an intriguing portrait of golf over the past century.

The legends are here in vivid profiles of such familiar figures as Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Mickey Wright, and Tiger Woods. But so are lesser-known golfers, like John Schlee, Billy Joe Patton, and Bert Yancey, whose tales are no less compelling.

The book is filled with colourful moments and perceptive observations about golf greats ranging from the first American-born U.S. Open champion, Johnny McDermott, to Seve Ballesteros, the Spaniard who led Europe’s resurgence in the game in the late twentieth century. Fields gives us golf writing at its finest, capturing the game’s larger dramas and finer details, its personalities and its enduring appeal.

June 1, 2014 (source)

About the Author

A senior editor at Golf World magazine, Bill Fields is a four-time winner of the Golf Writers Association of America’s annual writing contest. His work has also appeared in Golf Digest, the New York Times, and The Best American Sports Writing.