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November 17, 2006
Golf Digest Celebrity Invitational
Golf Digest magazine hosted its second annual Golf Digest Celebrity Invitational at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles on November 6, 2006 to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Hosted by Arnold Palmer and in support of Arnie’s Army Battles Prostate Cancer, the event featured musicians and celebrities from TV and film paired with amateur golfers. Twenty-five celebrities participated, including Richard Schiff, Peter Gallagher, Richard Karn, Dougray Scott, Joe Mantegna, Engelbert Humperdinck and Kenny G, who was recently named No. 1 in Golf Digest's ranking of the "Top 100 in Music." Marty Rubino, a cancer survivor with a 25 handicap, had a hole in one and won a 2007 Porsche Cayenne. Ketel One, endorsed by Mr. Palmer, was one of the event sponsors.
The event helped raise nearly $200,000 for prostate cancer research.
Posted by scurry at 02:51 PM
November 16, 2006
Make a Purchase You Will Feel Really Good About
Arnold Palmer, Samsung and CompUSA have teamed up to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has been helping to heal children from Central Florida and around the world for more than 17 years. And now you can help too.
During November and December, when you purchase any Samsung mobile phone or select Samsung IT products at any CompUSA store, a portion will be given back to the Arnold Palmer Hospital. Or you can help by purchasing special donation coupons online at www.compusa.com/fourseasonsofhope or at any CompUSA location.
Since great causes run in the Palmer family, you can also participate in an auction to benefit the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Children & Babies. Click here to start bidding and helping.
To find out more about the hospital, visit www.arnoldpalmerhospital.org. To learn more about Arnold Palmer, visit www.arnoldpalmer.com. And for more information about Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope, visit www.fourseasonsofhope.com. Because a little help can make a big difference.
Posted by scurry at 03:39 PM
November 15, 2006
Palmer, Grandson Set for Father/Son Challenge
Arnold Palmer and his grandson, Sam Saunders, will team up for the fourth time in this year's Father/Son Challenge tournament the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 3, at ChampionsGate Golf Resort near Orlando, Florida. Saunders, a freshmen at Clemson University, is a scratch amateur, who was a medalist in last year's U.S. Junior Amateur at Longmeadow Country Club in Massachusetts.
The annual Del Webb Father/Son Challenge, which features a 36-player field comprised of 18 PGA TOUR or Champions Tour professionals and their son or daughter, is entering its 12th year and NBC Sports will televise the event nationally.
The unique 36-hole scramble format makes this event one of the most renowned and affable Challenge Season events in golf, as evidenced by the legendary players that are a part of the showcase. In order to be eligible, all of the fathers must have won a major championship on the PGA TOUR.
The teams will play for the prestigious Willie Park Trophy replica belts named in honor of the winner of the first British Open in 1860, in addition to a $1,085,000 purse.
This year’s tournament activities begin with a two-day pro-am on Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1. The 36-hole event, played under a scramble format, will be Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3. NBC will televise the event on both days.
Posted by scurry at 04:53 PM
November 04, 2006
Golf Channel to Air Hall of Fame Induction
The induction of the late Mark McCormack and Arnold Palmer's acceptance remarks on his behalf will have a place on the hour-long highlight show of the World Golf Hall of Fame ceremony to be aired by The Golf Channel at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day,
McCormack was inducted along with Vijay Singh, Larry Nelson, Marilynn Smith and the late Henry Picard at the Hall of Fame shrine at St. Augustine, Florida, on Monday, October 30. He was honored with the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award.
McCormack's handshake agreement in 1960 to serve as Palmer's business manager launched what, as International Golf Management (IMG), was to become the largest sports management firm in the world. He died on May 16, 2003.
Posted by dgiffin at 11:35 AM