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May 19, 2009
Palmer's "On a Tour"
Today, Arnold Palmer flew his Citation X from Nashville to Dallas to take part in an HP Byron Nelson Championship luncheon ceremony where he received the Byron Nelson Prize and a $100,000 contribution to a charity of his choice. The Byron Nelson Prize is awarded each year to a person or organization in the golf world who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship, integrity and philanthropy that Byron Nelson personified. The T.Boone Pickens Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the Byron Nelson Prize that was created by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the tournament organization.
On Monday, Palmer attended The Vinny, an annual pro/celebrity event hosted by music star Vince Gill that benefits youth golf. Palmer spent much of the day posing for pictures, signing autographs and chatting with players at the Golf Club of Tennessee.
When asked for comment on his recent stint philanthropic visits, Palmer simply stated "It was a very heart-warming two-day tour."
Palmer fielded many questions at The Vinny; read the full article at The Tennessean.
Posted by scurry at 03:51 PM
May 18, 2009
USGA MUSEUM LAUNCHES ARNOLD PALMER MEMORY BOOK
The United States Golf Association is inviting the public to participate in a very special project to celebrate a true sporting legend and a great American.
Arnold Palmer will be celebrating his 80th birthday on September 10, 2009. To honor the occasion, the USGA Museum has launched an online Arnold Palmer Memory Book. The purpose of the Web site is to collect personal stories and memories of Arnold, and allow the public to view other fans’ appreciation of him. Fans can submit their reflections about Arnold in the form of words, images or video.
Arnold’s influence on the game of golf and sports in America has been felt for many years. Collectively, these testimonials will document the remarkable contributions Arnold has made to golf, not simply as a player, but as the embodiment of all that is honorable and exceptional about the game.
“Even if you’ve never had the opportunity to meet him, it seems that almost everyone in and around the game has their own Arnold Palmer story,” said USGA Director of Communications & Museum Rand Jerris. “Perhaps he was a childhood hero, maybe you once saw him play, or you just have a favorite story about him. The key is that we’re looking for personal stories – honest, from-the-heart sentiments that capture the essence of what Arnold Palmer has meant to the game.”
Later this year, the USGA Museum will edit and assemble the very best submissions into a bound volume, for presentation to Arnold as an 80th birthday present.
To participate in the Arnold Palmer Memory Book, log on to usgamuseum.com/arnoldpalmer .
About the USGA Museum and Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History
The USGA Museum and Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History is home to the world’s premier collection of golf artifacts and memorabilia. The greatest champions and greatest moments in American golf history come alive through entertaining and engaging exhibits. The USGA Museum features a world-class collection of more than 70,000 artifacts.
Visitors also have the opportunity to tour the USGA Research and Test Center and play a round on the Pynes Putting Course, a Himalayas-style green that is open annually from early spring through late fall.
The USGA Museum is located in Somerset County, N.J., near the intersection of Interstates 78 and 287. For more information, please call (908) 234-2300 or visit the Museum Web site at www.usgamuseum.com.
About the USGA
The USGA is the national governing body of golf in the USA and Mexico, a combined territory that includes more than half the world’s golfers and golf courses.
The Association’s most visible role is played out each season in conducting 13 national championships, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open. Ten USGA national championships are exclusively for amateurs, and include the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
The USGA also writes the Rules of Golf, conducts equipment testing, provides expert course maintenance consultations, funds research for better turf and a better environment, maintains a Handicap System®, celebrates the history of the game, and administers an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program, which has allocated more than $63 million over 12 years to successful programs that bring the game’s values to youths from disadvantaged backgrounds and people with disabilities. For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.
Posted by scurry at 03:00 PM
May 07, 2009
Arnold Palmer calls on Tiger Woods to play Celtic Manor ahead of Ryder Cup
From WalesOnline.co.uk -- AMERICAN golfing legend Arnold Palmer has joined a growing list in the game demanding Tiger Woods play the Twenty Ten Course at the Celtic Manor before next year’s Ryder Cup.
The 79-year-old seven times Major champion yesterday took a first look at the host venue for the third biggest sporting event on the globe after the Olympic Games and Football World Cup and admitted: “It’s a fantastic stage for the Ryder Cup.”
Read the full article
Posted by scurry at 03:48 PM
May 01, 2009
PALMER HONORED AT GOLF BUSINESS FORUM, PLAYS ST. ANDREWS
Arnold Palmer takes off in his Cessna Citation X from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport at his Latrobe, PA, hometown on Monday, May 4, and flies to Cardiff, Wales, to attend the Golf Business Forum, at which he will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award the next day.
"I am honored to be accepting this award from the Golf Business Forum and am very proud to be associated with an organization that does so much to further the sport of golf." said Palmer.
Palmer is scheduled to conduct a golf clinic and meet with some upcoming young Welsh golfers that afternoon.
Staff members of Arnold Palmer Design Company will attend the Tuesday sessions with Palmer. "The Golf Business Forum has continually provided excellent support to APDC and the golf development industry throughout the world." said Erik Larsen, Executive Vice President of APDC. "We are very appreciative for all that the GBF does to help grow the sport."
On Wednesday, Palmer and his group will fly on to St. Andrews, Scotland, where Palmer will play the Old Course in the Spring Medal of the Royal & Ancient with Sir Michael Bonallack, the former Secretary and Chief Executive of the R&A and British Amateur champion, and Harmish Ritchie, the current R&A captain. Palmer will participate in other activities at St. Andrews later in the day before he, his wife Kit and the rest of his party fly back to Latrobe on Friday.
Posted by scurry at 09:45 AM