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American Arnold PALMER

born Arnold Daniel PALMER

American professional golfer

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on September 10, 1929 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: on September 25, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


Palmer was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the son of Doris (Morrison) and Milfred Jerome "Deacon" Palmer. He learned golf from his father, who had suffered from polio at a young age and was head professional and greenskeeper at Latrobe Country Club, allowing young Arnold to accompany his father as he maintained the course.

Palmer attended Wake Forest College on a golf scholarship. He left upon the death of close friend Bud Worsham and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, where he served for three years and had some time to continue to hone his golf skills. Palmer returned to college and competitive golf. His win in the 1954 U.S. Amateur made him decide to try the pro tour for a while, and he and new bride Winifred Walzer (whom he had met at a Pennsylvania tournament) traveled the circuit for 1955. Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was one year ahead of Palmer at Latrobe high school.

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See Also :

- Category Club-and-ball sport - Golf, Croquet