U.S. Postal Service Unveils Arnold Palmer Stamp

WASHINGTON — With 2020 rapidly approaching, the U.S. Postal Service today revealed several of the new Forever stamps and others to be issued next year. Since 1847, the Postal Service stamp program has celebrated the people, events and cultural milestones unique to the history of the United States. The 2020 stamp subjects continue this rich … Read more

Jack’s ‘Letter to His Younger Self’

Embed from Getty Images IF YOU’RE A JACK NICKLAUS FAN, or at least interested in golf history, you may enjoy Jack’s “Letter to My Younger Self” that published a while back at THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE. In the letter there are details about his early life and career that I didn’t know (or had forgotten). I … Read more

‘Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of The King’ By Chris Rodell From Triumph Books

THERE’S A NEW ARNOLD PALMER BOOK that offers a hometown perspective on “The King.” Here’s a description from the publisher: In Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of The King (Triumph Books, May 15, 2018), Latrobe, PA resident and personal friend of Palmer’s Chris Rodell offers a new take on the legendary figure. Available from local and … Read more

2018 Ryder Cup: Captains Recreate Arnold Palmer’s Eiffel Tower Shot

Behind the scenes as @ThomasBjornGolf and @JimFuryk hit balls from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. pic.twitter.com/aDSAir4OGx — Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) October 19, 2017 FORTY YEARS AGO ARNOLD PALMER drove his golf ball off the Eiffel Tower. In recent days U.S. and European Ryder Cup captains Jim Furyk and Thomas Bjorn also gave it their … Read more

New Film ‘Summer of ’76’ Featuring Johnny Miller and Seve Ballesteros Is Coming to Golf Channel on July 18

JOHNNY MILLER. A KID NAMED SEVE. ROYAL BIRKDALE. If you love golf history, this will be good stuff. Made by Golf Channel, the “Summer of ’76” will premiere on Tuesday, July 18, to coincide with Open week. From Golf Channel (edited): In July of 1976, America celebrated it’s Bicentennial. At the same time, the golf … Read more

RIP Ken Still, Member of 1969 U.S. Ryder Cup Team

THE DEATH OF PGA TOUR PLAYER KEN STILL was reported a little more than a week ago. He was 82. A native of Tacoma, Washington, where he died of kidney failure, Still won three times on the PGA Tour and played on the 1969 U.S. Ryder Cup team captained by Sam Snead. I wrote about … Read more

VIDEO: #ArnieWould Is a Credit to Mastercard

Dream big. Go all in. Make it Priceless. #ArnieWould pic.twitter.com/uzWZLvQ0zU — Mastercard (@Mastercard) March 13, 2017 THIS WEEK IS ABOUT ARNOLD PALMER. Mastercard hits the sweet spot with its above #ArnieWould spot. Due to scheduling issues as a result of WGC events and the Masters in a few weeks, many top players will be absent … Read more

Arnold Palmers’ Shoes: Impossible to Fill, Very Expensive to Buy ($66,000)

THE GOLF SHOES ARNOLD PALMER WORE when he won the 1958 Masters fetched $66,000 at Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night in Dallas last Saturday, setting a record for golf shoes. The final price for Palmer’s shoes made them the sixth highest selling game-worn shoes to be sold at auction. The Top 5 1. Boxer Muhammad Ali’s … Read more

Shooting a 79 at Age 92

Jerry Yellin didn’t shoot his age. He obliterated it. (Images courtesy of Steven Yellin) IF WE LIVE LONG ENOUGH and play well enough, we might shoot our age, or even better it. It’s a wonderful achievement when you consider it. I remember many years ago how Arnold Palmer shot a 66 when he was 66 … Read more