|DEC ||1968 -- The Central Ohio Hall of Fame inducts Jack Nicklaus during a Columbus banquet where Palmer patiently waits to address the overflow crowd as 12 other figures are inducted to lengthy introductions and ovations. When Palmer finally takes the podium, he pauses, looks at Nicklaus and jokes, "Now I know why Jack Nicklaus plays so slow." He then turns serious and says, "Jack is not only one of the best around today, but he's a man whose future is still in front of him." And that professional golf has yet to peak, either. "There are unheard of goals the game can reach. As a matter of fact, there aren't enough weeks in the year to take care of the tournaments to be sponsored." |
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Arnold Palmer Accepts Deacon Palmer Award from PGA of America
The PGA of America has established the Deacon Palmer Award, named after Arnold Palmer's late father who overcame personal obstacles to succeed as a PGA Professional. The inaugural award was bestowed posthumously upon Deacon Palmer and accepted by Arnold Palmer, whose only coach was his late father.
Cessna Jet Pilots Association Honors Palmer
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