Arnold Palmer Lives On in A Grateful Golfer

Recently, our friend, Wendy, introduced my wife and I to her friend Ken. Earlier, Wendy indicated that Ken had a connection to golf and that he and I would have a great time chatting. Shortly after meeting him, I quickly realized she was right as he and I had a great conversation about a plethora of things.

Ken is a landscaping consultant. In this capacity, he talked about working on golf courses, shaping greens and fairways and turning an architects dream into reality. It was a great conversation and time just flew by.

On the next visit to Wendy’s, she was excited because Ken had left me a gift. She ran down the hallway picked up a hat  and handed it to me with huge smile on her face. I looked at it with appreciation and told her to thank Ken for thinking of me. As I looked at the hat, I noticed the autograph on the brim!

An awesome gift from a friend. Notice the autograph?

It was signed by none other than Mr. Arnold Palmer. I was flabbergasted that Ken would give me such a valuable treasure! I immediately contacted him and thanked him for this generous gift. He gave me a bit of a back story that he was at the Bayhill Invitational and was invited into the hospitality tent. There, he met Mr. Palmer and had his hat signed and took a picture with this golfing legend. What a thrill it must have been! Ken said Mr. Palmer was a real gentlemen and easily lived up to his reputation.

Ken, thanks again for this wonderful gift. It has a special place on my golfing shelf!

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

4 thoughts on “Arnold Palmer Lives On in A Grateful Golfer

  1. A friend of mine passed away 4 years ago now. Amazing, it doesn’t seem that long. Anyway, he was basically my mentor. I admired his character. We became friends over the many years after working for the same company for a time. His putter was signed by Arnold. That treasure went to his son (who happens to be a PGA pro himself), but I was honored even to hold it on occasion.

    Ken must be one of those type of people. ike my friend Vern. The ones we are sad to lose when they go. I am sure you will treasure this gift.

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    • Kevin

      Sorry to hear about your friend passing. Ken is a very nice gentlemen and he just gave me the hat because he wanted a golfer to appreciate it. I hope to share a drink with him soon and thank him proper. The putter sounds amazing.

      Cheers
      Jim

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