Arnold Palmer’s passing reminds us that doing things the right way still reigns in golf, above all

By GolfTEC Digital

Arnold Palmer and Bob Hope 1984
Photo credit: Career Builder Challenge

The golfing world today mourns an icon, Arnold Palmer, who passed away Sept. 25 in Pittsburgh at the age of 87.

As any golf fan knows, his record of 95 professional wins told but just a small part of the story. Above all, Palmer was known as a go-for-broke, blue-collar golfer from Latrobe, Pa. who had charisma and a never-waning respect for friends and fans. If you’ve ever met him, you can understand first-hand why his behavior and sincerity led to “Arnie’s Army,” and still stands as an example from which all other professionals should be measured.

As an organization proudly employing more PGA Professionals than any other, GolfTEC CEO, Joe Assell — a former assistant pro at Cherry Hills CC, where Palmer famously won the 1960 U.S. Open — pays tribute to the King’s influence on GolfTEC and our 600-plus professionals who teach the game he made so famous every day …

VIDEO: Cup of Joe — A tribute to the King, Arnold Palmer

*All photos courtesy of The Career Builder Challenge

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