|MAR ||1971 -- Mike Bradley, 16, of Winter Park, Florida, follows Palmer during his second round at the Florida Citrus Invitational and earns a meeting with Palmer after telling reporters he counted the golfer hitching up his pants 345 times during the round. Local newspapers run a picture headlined, "'Hitcher' Meets 'Counter,'" in which Palmer explains, "The reason I hitch my trousers goes back to a time when I was about your age. My hips were always sort of narrow and my pants had a tendency to slide down. My mother was always on me about it," he grinned. "She'd say, 'Arnold, tuck your shirttail in!' So in order to please her, I started pulling 'em up all the time. I've done it so long that I'm totally unconscious of even doing it." |
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Golf Channel's "Arnie", The Definitive Film Covering The Life And Legacy Of Arnold Palmer
Golf Channel’s primetime television event, Arnie, begins with the questions: "How do you tell a story of a life that’s larger than life? How do you find a way to put together all the memories, all the accomplishments, all the impact? And do what a story is supposed to do? And ensure it lasts forever? Someday - even decades - maybe centuries from now, they’ll hear the name Arnold Palmer and they’ll want to know everything."
Arnie showcases how the golfing legend revolutionized and transcended the game to become one of the most beloved figures in sports history. Arnie, a three-night television event, will air on consecutive nights at 10 p.m. ET from Sunday, April 13, following Golf Channel’s Live From the Masters, through Tuesday, April 15.
HE TAKES THE TIME TO KEEP GIVING BACK
In addition to raising money through a tournament that bears his name, Arnold Palmer has helped an army of people via his many philanthropic endeavors
He has had his renowned Arnie's Army there to support him for much of his legendary career, his legions drawn to him because of his talent, charisma and go-for-broke style of golf. Arnold Palmer always has appreciated the support and the opportunities that the game has provided, and, therefore, whenever he has had a chance to give back, golf's "King" has constantly and consistently answered the call, helping a virtual army of people through his various charitable endeavors.