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  • 1. Arnold Palmer By: Collin Tingle
  • 2. Early Life and Family
    • He was born on September 10, 1929 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
    • His fathers name was Milfred Palmer.
    • His dad worked at Latrobe Country Club as the greens keeper and course superintendent.
    • Arnold was given his first set of golf clubs at the age of four.
  • 3.
    • As Arnold grew up, he had slowly worked every job there was to offer at the Latrobe Country Club.
    • At eleven years old, he was caddying himself.
    • He also had a brother, Jerry. His brother later took over his dads job at the course.
    • His two sisters live in the Latrobe area.
    • His mother, Doris, passed away in 1979.
    • She had crippling arthritis.
  • 4. High School and College
    • He concentrated on golf in high school.
    • At age seventeen, he won the West Penn Amateur Championship (this was the first of five wins he would have in his career)
    • He was the number one golfer at Wake Forest University.
    • He began leading golfers of that time.
    • Arnold Palmer dropped out of college as a senior.
  • 5.
    • He dropped out due to the troubles he had coping with the lost of a teammate and good friend in a car accident.
    • Palmer then joined the Coast Guard for three years.
  • 6.
    • After being released from the Coast Guard, he began playing golf and renewing his love for the sport.
    • A short return to Wake forest gave him another victory.
    • He won the U.S. Amateur.
  • 7. A Family of His Own
    • Winifred Walzer married Arnold Palmer.
    • They met in Eastern Pennsylvania during the time he began returning to golf after his days in the Coast Guard.
  • 8.
    • They were married following his accomplishment of becoming a professional.
    • This happened around the fall of 1954.
    • Winnie would travel with him during the pro tour.
    • They gave birth to two daughters:
      • Peggy
      • Amy
  • 9.
    • They were blessed with four granddaughters and a grandson:
      • Emily
      • Katherine
      • Anne
      • Nicola
      • Samuel
  • 10. Golf Career
    • He received 92 championships in professional golf.
    • “Athlete of the Decade” in the 1960s
    • In the matter of four years, he gained 29 of his titles and earned himself $400,000.
    • Arnold received honors in multiple Hall of Fames
    • He was the Master’s Tournament champion 4 times
  • 11.
    • He won the U.S. Open once and the British Open twice.
    • He finished second place in the PGA tour 3 times.
    • He had 62 wins in the PGA tours
    • In April 2002 Palmer played in his 48th Masters tournament.
    • That was his final time playing the tournament
  • 12. Business Career
    • President and owner of Latrobe Country Club
    • President and principal owner of Bay Hill Country Club and Lodge
    • The Nestle Invitational is held there during the PGA tour
    • Tournament Professional and member of the Board of Directors of Laurel Valley Golf Club
  • 13.
    • President of Arnold Palmer Enterprises
    • Associated with automobile and aviation service firms in his hometown.
    • Stockholder
    • He was a cofounder in The Golf Channel
  • 14. Continued…
    • Member of the Board of Directors of ProGroup, Inc. (Sporting goods company that sells things such as golf equipment with the Palmer name on it)
    • Palmer Course Design Company where he designs many golf courses
    • Arnold even tried acting a few times.
    • He would write a golf book every few years as well.
  • 15.
    • Around 200 golf courses have received the Palmer stamp.
    • Palmer even has his own beverage.
    • The can has a picture of his face on it.
    • The drink is half iced tea and half lemonade.
  • 16. Contributions and Donations
    • Honorary National Chairman of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation for 20 years
    • Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women was built and he played a major role in the funding.
    • Board of Directors of Latrobe Area Hospital
    • He held a golf event to raise money for the Latrobe Area Hospital.
    • Began the largest non-uniformed "military" organization known
  • 17.
    • To the left is the logo for the hospital he played a major role in funding
    • To the left is the Arnold Palmer logo
  • 18. Cancer Battles
    • Arnold had to have surgery for cancer in 1997
    • After the follow of his recovery, his wife developed a different type of cancer.
    • He lost her in 1999.
    • Of course, however, he continued to golf.
  • 19.
    • Arnold Palmer was not only a legendary golfer and one of the richest athletes in the world. He also had a loving and kind personality. He was a husband, a father, a grandfather, a businessman, a professional golfer, and above all a role model to all those surrounding him.
  • 20. Works Cited
    • Lagergren, Eric. &quot;Arnold Palmer.&quot; Notable Sports Figures . 1. 2004. Web. <>.
    • &quot;Arnold Palmer...A Biography.&quot; (2006): 1. Web. 25 May 2011. <>.