Posts Tagged ‘Arnold Palmer’

Golf Books #287 (Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of the King)

Sep 12th

About 40 miles east of Pittsburgh is the small town of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, a place Arnold Palmer called home for the entirety of his lifetime. “It is impossible to understand Palmer without first understanding Latrobe,” Jim Nantz once said.

The world knew Palmer as The King. The Palmer Latrobe knew was funnier, goofier, saltier, and less grandiose than the one justifiably loved around the globe.

While the recipe for a classic Arnold Palmer Tea calls for one part lemonade, three parts tea, a more suitable blend might be three parts beer, one part champagne–at least when it comes to encapsulating the man those closest to him knew.

In Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of the King, journalist, Latrobe resident, and accidental Palmer insider Chris Rodell draws upon over 100 interviews with the golf great conducted over 20 years, providing an intimate, charming, and at times irreverent glimpse at the icon outside the spotlight. Interspersed with fascinating insight into Palmer’s dominance on the course, what emerges is a singular portrait of a true legend that no golf fan will want to miss.

Publication date: May 15, 2018 (source)

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La Manga South Course, Spain

Sep 3rd


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!"