Yesterday, a golfing great, a man of the people, died in his home state of Pennsylvania aged 87.
More than a mere golfing legend, Palmer will be fondly remembered as a man that not only inspired a new generation of golfers to take up and embrace the sport, but the Latrobe legend placed a profound importance on charitable work across the USA.
Revered in the top 10 players of all time, Palmer had 7 major wins from 1958 through 1964.
Reunion Resort of course, was blessed by his 6916 yard par 72 course. One of 3 that Reunion can uniquely boast.
The next time you tee up on the Palmer course, kindly smile and think of a man that can be acknowledged as one of the founders of modern sporting culture.
Visit the official Arnold Palmer website.
Jack Nicklaus Official Twitter Feed
I just got the news at about 8:45 that Arnold had passed. I was shocked to hear that we lost a great friend—and… https://t.co/MLtCJR2Jxe
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) September 26, 2016
Tom Watson Official Twitter Feed
Not only will Arnie always be remembered as the King, he’s the best friend that golf has ever had. We will sorely miss his passion & charm.
— Tom Watson (@TomWatsonPGA) September 26, 2016
Annika Sorenstam Official Twitter Feed
— The ANNIKA Award (@TheAnnikaAward) September 26, 2016
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A man that knew how to tackle a challenge: His intense fear of flying, took him to owning and piloting his own light aircraft and clocking up over 20,000 hours of flight time. A remarkable and inspiring mentality. Reunion Resort Blog Editor