Walking 18 with Arnie
John
Cherry
1999

I came to Latrobe Country Club in September of 1999 to watch Arnie play in a tournament featuring club pros in the area. Thankfully, it was not publicized. I had friends that knew Arnies brother, and they introduced me to Mr. Palmer prior to his teeing off. I had brought two magazines from the 50's that had Arnie on the cover, planning to give them to him. But, Doc Giffin told him they already had copies. Instead, Arnie offered to sign the magazines. After that, I got to walk 18 holes with Arnie, carrying on multiple conversations with him about golf and sports, me being a UNC grad, and him attending Wake Forest. I have had many great sports and personal thrills, but this was the best.