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June 23, 2011
Palmer Pairs Up with Marriott
By Joe Napsha, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Golfing legend and businessman Arnold Palmer said on Wednesday he will develop a unique hotel with Marriott International Inc., one the Latrobe area sorely needs.
"That is very much in demand. We needed a place for people to stay when they come to Latrobe Country Club to play golf and for my various associates, whether it be for golf or business," Palmer said after groundbreaking ceremonies for a $14 million, 109-room Springhill Suites by Marriott. The hotel is expected to open next June.
From left to right: Keith McGraw, with Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, Arnold Palmer, and Mark Laport, President and CEO of Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, pose during a photo shoot promoting the construction of a hotel in Latrobe on Wednesday.
Guy Wathen | Tribune-Review
Palmer is its majority owner, through his Palmer Hospitality L.P.; Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co. of Raleigh, a part-owner, will manage the hotel.
Palmer said the hotel at the corner of Route 981 and Arnold Palmer Drive will accommodate travelers on Spirit Airlines, which operates out of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, and business travelers that Kennametal Inc., a global manufacturer whose headquarters is across the street from the hotel site, brings to the area.
Construction began about six weeks ago, said Mark Laport, CEO of Concord Hospitality, which manages or has under construction 80 hotels under brands such as Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt.
"I've worked with and lent my name to several other remarkable golf courses around the country, but this hotel, in my hometown, and affiliated with my home course, is the most personal to me," said Palmer, who owns the 23-acre site.
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Posted by scurry at 01:45 PM
June 21, 2011
Arnold Palmer on the 2011 U.S. Open
7-Time Major Winner Arnold Palmer phoned into Golf Channel 'Morning Drive' Tuesday, June 21 from his home in Latrobe, PA to give his thoughts on the 2011 U.S. Open and winner Rory McIlroy.
"I was a great admirer of his during this tournament. He was so good, it was so hard for me to compare him to anybody. Very, very impressive." said Palmer.
Palmer goes on to say, "I think Rory has set a pace that will help golf tremendously."
Listen to the entire interview at Golf Channel
Posted by scurry at 11:12 AM
June 14, 2011
Arnold Palmer's Guide to the Majors 2011
One man above all others is responsible for the concept of the modern-day grand slam of four major championships in golf. That man is Arnold Palmer, who hatched the idea of linking the Masters, the British and US Opens, and the PGA Championship while he was flying to compete in the centenary British Open at St. Andrews on the east coast of Scotland back in 1960.
One year later, Mr. Palmer won the first of his two British Opens - his fourth 'major' triumph - at Birkdale on the northwest coast of England. And a full half-century later, his once speculative idea now dominates the golfing calendar with all the top professionals and TV networks from throughout the world joining forces four times a year to showcase all that is great about the game.
As a tribute, not only to Mr. Palmer's groundbreaking influence but also to the excellence of today's players and championship courses, bespoke publisher TMC USA, LLC has launched Arnold Palmer's Guide to the 2011 Majors. This high-quality publication, over 180 pages in length, featuring interviews with each current major champion and packed with articles by many of the world's leading golf journalists and images from numerous outstanding photographers, is now available at Borders, Barnes & Noble and leading news stands across the United States.
A digital version is available online at www.themajors2011.com
Posted by scurry at 04:35 PM
June 13, 2011
GQ MAGAZINE NAMES ARNOLD PALMER IN THE 25 GREATEST STYLE MOMENTS IN U.S. OPEN HISTORY
GQ Magazine takes a look back at the best-dressed men of more than 100 years of U.S. Open history and lists Arnold Palmer for his stylish win in 1960 at Cherry Hills.
"Taking the time to write about Arnold Palmer's style is like dropping a fistful of sand in the desert. The man was the King - he's been on the cover of GQ for being one of the Coolest Athletes of All Time."
Read more at GQ.com
Posted by scurry at 12:22 PM