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Monday, September 26, 2016

Arnold Palmer: Flying high

Palmer in the U.S. Coast Guard   (PD)
Because he once had a fear of flying, Arnold Palmer took up piloting aircraft.

He had taken up golf with that same determination.  This was back in the day when golf was considered a rich man’s sport. Palmer’s only “in” was a father who served as greenskeeper for the local course in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Agent Mark McCormack later listed five attributes that greatly worked in Palmer’s favor:  athleticism, a handsome image, a somewhat modest upbringing, emotional
intelligence and affability.  He literally grew up in “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood,” graduating just a year ahead of Fred Rogers from Latrobe High School.

A Freemason for decades, Palmer rose to the degree of Master Mason.  May he continue to soar as he did during his sojourn on Earth.


Copyright September 26, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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