Over the years I was on staff at the United States Golf Association I had to good fortune on occasion to be in his presences. I will always remember the night Tom Meeks and I had dinner with some of his family at his club in Latrobe, PA. I always found him to be very comfortable with who he was, his treatment and respect for others. I can remember the times he would come to the USGA office and almost always he would make time to talk, visit, take pictures with the staff at Golf House. Two things in particular I will always remember about him. One is his signature. Anything he signed you could read. He once said to some young professionals, "if someone ask you for your autograph write it so they can read it, don't just scribble something." One of the things I have signed by him is a picture of the 10th hole at Augusta and his signature is without question. The second thing I will always remember about him is "take your hat off in the house." With Mr.Palmer when one would walk into a pro shop or the dinning room of a club your hat was to be in your hat not on your head.
We thank him for the good memories and he certainly will be missed.
September 9, 2016
Just some thoughts:
This Saturday September 10th is Arnold Palmer's birthday. Mr.Palmer will be eighty-seven years old.
I remember being in the scoring tent at the U.S.Open in 1981 as he came off the 18th green on Friday having just made a putt to make the cut. I remember him saying to Tom Meeks in the scoring tent, "I used to make them to win, now I have to make them to make the cut."
In my opinion Palmer is an American icon. One of my favorite sports people ever.
Happy Birthday Mr.Palmer.
September 9, 2016
One of the best...sad/sad his passing....there will not be another like him come our way...I posted this on September 10th his birthday....