From the sun-baked earth of Death Valley to the rain-soaked Pacific Northwest, the spring issue of Kingdom magazine hits the road, taking readers around the golfing world in some of the finest cars and planes available. We sit down with Arnold Palmer in California and discuss how his game traveled so well to places as far off as Thailand and Colombia. Closer to home, we ponder whether America has any true links courses and have a great time driving Aston Martin’s new Rapide S around sunny Florida. Pack your bags, bring your passport and settle in for a great ride—the spring issue of Kingdom magazine is on the move.
People who enjoy golf don't just play the game, they live the life. To reflect this the sport's most loved individual, Arnold Palmer, and the Arnold Palmer Design Company, decided to provide their own exclusive magazine solely for the members and guests of the prestigious courses that they have designed across the United States of America.
Mr. Palmer and APDC, collaborated with prominent
international journal publisher, TMC USA, to launch "KINGDOM" in
December 2003. The publication was a great success and a credit to all
of those involved. Warmly received by the members and guests of Arnold
Palmer's courses, KINGDOM contains editorial of the highest caliber,
written by some of the best known names in golf journalism, covering
just about every aspect of this great game.
Topics covered include in-depth profiles and one-on-one interviews with the game’s top players; reviews of championship courses and resorts; news on the latest golf equipment and apparel; opinion from some of the top golf writers around the world; personal stories and anecdotes from Arnold Palmer and his many friends; instructional tips from golf professionals at Palmer Design courses; and news about Arnold Palmer Enterprise partners and licensees.
Welcome from Arnie
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to TMC USA LLC, an award winning media house, and my long-term official publishing partner. TMC USA are with me at many special occasions and I am delighted that they are able to capture them within the pages of Kingdom for the members and guests of my courses.
Over fifty years in professional golf has provided me with the greatest of memories. None more so than the tournament victories I have secured and most importantly the friendships I have made. It has been due to these magical moments that I have been able to concentrate on a real passion of mine: my golf course design activities. This has become particularly special to me. There are few things as satisfying as seeing your plans on paper take shape and become reality in earth, sand and turf, and knowing that the course you designed will challenge and entertain golfers for years to come.
To have brought this great game to so many locations and people around the world has been as rewarding to me as winning the US Amateur or any of my seven Major championships. I still have to pinch myself when I think there are currently over 300 clubs worldwide, and thousands of golfers enjoying Palmer Design courses at any one time.
The love of the game is what binds us. Kingdom is not only my way of saying ‘Hello’ to you all, it’s a thank you for your support and for allowing me to keep on doing what I enjoy most.
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25% of all subscription revenue is donated equally between Arnie's Army Battles Prostate Cancer and the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies in Orlando, FL.