Daily Archives: 26 September 2016

He put the word ‘charge’ into the game of golf

Arnold Palmer
Arnold and his Army

Arnold Palmer passed away today. The hard charging Palmer, changed the way golf was perceived in the U.S., coming along right when television was entering the American home. Palmer was my Dad’s favorite. My Dad loved golf, dragging me out to the links to caddy for him. My Dad eventually came to respect Nicklaus, but he always came back to how Arnold Palmer played the game: All out and always on the attack.

Arnold Palmer swing
“What other people may find in poetry, I find in the flight of a good drive.” -Arnold Palmer

I’ve never been a golfer, but I did enjoy being a caddy. One of my first jobs was at Hazeltine National. I’d ride my bike over to the golf course, caddy a round or two, then ride back home, and I had a blast doing it.

Rest in peace Arnold.