|NOV ||1993 -- In response to recent high profile incidents of superstar surliness, (N.Y. Met Vince Coleman tossing a firecracker at fans waiting for his autograph, injuring a 3 year old), the Orange County Register's John Strege cites Palmer as an example of how athletes ideally should behave. "As much as the game has given him, Palmer has more than reciprocated in kind. He considers it his responsibility. To whatever degree his diminishing skills frustrate him, he does not permit it to encroach on his public persona. That is why he is the King and why he is not likely to abdicate his throne to a modern athlete any time soon."|
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Arnold Palmer Accepts Deacon Palmer Award from PGA of America
The PGA of America has established the Deacon Palmer Award, named after Arnold Palmer's late father who overcame personal obstacles to succeed as a PGA Professional. The inaugural award was bestowed posthumously upon Deacon Palmer and accepted by Arnold Palmer, whose only coach was his late father.
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.