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1986 -- Palmer visits Craft Farms, site of a new Gulf Shores, Alabama, Palmer course design. Previously, there had been stiff local opposition to running a sewer line to the site of what was once an 870-acre sod farm. Owner Robert Craft says opposition evaporated as soon as it was announced Palmer was on board. "At the local council meeting after our announcement, the very first question the mayor asked was, 'Do you think I could meet Mr. Palmer?'" The mayor got his wish and the Crafts got their sewer line. The resort helped launch a tourism boom that made the once sleepy seaside community a popular golf vacation destination.

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Cessna Jet Pilots Association Honors Palmer

The Cessna Jet Pilots Association made Arnold Palmer just the third inductee into its Citation Hall of Honor at its annual dinner Saturday, September 20, at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.



Arnold Palmer was honored again in his hometown with the placing of his name on the field house at the new athletic complex at the Greater Latrobe Junior/Senior High School.



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Thomas Hauser's book "Arnold Palmer: A Personal Journey" has been re-released.

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