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Arnold palmer

  1. 1. Arnold Palmer By: Collin Tingle
  2. 2. Early Life and Family <ul><li>He was born on September 10, 1929 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. </li></ul><ul><li>His fathers name was Milfred Palmer. </li></ul><ul><li>His dad worked at Latrobe Country Club as the greens keeper and course superintendent. </li></ul><ul><li>Arnold was given his first set of golf clubs at the age of four. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>As Arnold grew up, he had slowly worked every job there was to offer at the Latrobe Country Club. </li></ul><ul><li>At eleven years old, he was caddying himself. </li></ul><ul><li>He also had a brother, Jerry. His brother later took over his dads job at the course. </li></ul><ul><li>His two sisters live in the Latrobe area. </li></ul><ul><li>His mother, Doris, passed away in 1979. </li></ul><ul><li>She had crippling arthritis. </li></ul>
  4. 4. High School and College <ul><li>He concentrated on golf in high school. </li></ul><ul><li>At age seventeen, he won the West Penn Amateur Championship (this was the first of five wins he would have in his career) </li></ul><ul><li>He was the number one golfer at Wake Forest University. </li></ul><ul><li>He began leading golfers of that time. </li></ul><ul><li>Arnold Palmer dropped out of college as a senior. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>He dropped out due to the troubles he had coping with the lost of a teammate and good friend in a car accident. </li></ul><ul><li>Palmer then joined the Coast Guard for three years. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>After being released from the Coast Guard, he began playing golf and renewing his love for the sport. </li></ul><ul><li>A short return to Wake forest gave him another victory. </li></ul><ul><li>He won the U.S. Amateur. </li></ul>
  7. 7. A Family of His Own <ul><li>Winifred Walzer married Arnold Palmer. </li></ul><ul><li>They met in Eastern Pennsylvania during the time he began returning to golf after his days in the Coast Guard. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>They were married following his accomplishment of becoming a professional. </li></ul><ul><li>This happened around the fall of 1954. </li></ul><ul><li>Winnie would travel with him during the pro tour. </li></ul><ul><li>They gave birth to two daughters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peggy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amy </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>They were blessed with four granddaughters and a grandson: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Katherine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anne </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nicola </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Samuel </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Golf Career <ul><li>He received 92 championships in professional golf. </li></ul><ul><li>“Athlete of the Decade” in the 1960s </li></ul><ul><li>In the matter of four years, he gained 29 of his titles and earned himself $400,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Arnold received honors in multiple Hall of Fames </li></ul><ul><li>He was the Master’s Tournament champion 4 times </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>He won the U.S. Open once and the British Open twice. </li></ul><ul><li>He finished second place in the PGA tour 3 times. </li></ul><ul><li>He had 62 wins in the PGA tours </li></ul><ul><li>In April 2002 Palmer played in his 48th Masters tournament. </li></ul><ul><li>That was his final time playing the tournament </li></ul>
  12. 12. Business Career <ul><li>President and owner of Latrobe Country Club </li></ul><ul><li>President and principal owner of Bay Hill Country Club and Lodge </li></ul><ul><li>The Nestle Invitational is held there during the PGA tour </li></ul><ul><li>Tournament Professional and member of the Board of Directors of Laurel Valley Golf Club </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>President of Arnold Palmer Enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Associated with automobile and aviation service firms in his hometown. </li></ul><ul><li>Stockholder </li></ul><ul><li>He was a cofounder in The Golf Channel </li></ul>
  14. 14. Continued… <ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>Palmer Course Design Company where he designs many golf courses </li></ul><ul><li>Arnold even tried acting a few times. </li></ul><ul><li>He would write a golf book every few years as well. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Around 200 golf courses have received the Palmer stamp. </li></ul><ul><li>Palmer even has his own beverage. </li></ul><ul><li>The can has a picture of his face on it. </li></ul><ul><li>The drink is half iced tea and half lemonade. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Contributions and Donations <ul><li>Honorary National Chairman of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation for 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women was built and he played a major role in the funding. </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Directors of Latrobe Area Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>He held a golf event to raise money for the Latrobe Area Hospital. </li></ul><ul><li>Began the largest non-uniformed &quot;military&quot; organization known </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>To the left is the logo for the hospital he played a major role in funding </li></ul><ul><li>To the left is the Arnold Palmer logo </li></ul>
  18. 18. Cancer Battles <ul><li>Arnold had to have surgery for cancer in 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>After the follow of his recovery, his wife developed a different type of cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>He lost her in 1999. </li></ul><ul><li>Of course, however, he continued to golf. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Works Cited <ul><li>Lagergren, Eric. &quot;Arnold Palmer.&quot; Notable Sports Figures . 1. 2004. Web. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Arnold Palmer...A Biography.&quot; (2006): 1. Web. 25 May 2011. <>. </li></ul>