Have been working for a french company in charge to build golf courses and to organise international golf tournaments during the 90's.
My boss, Gaetan Mourgue d'Algue, was the founder of the Lancome trophy. He was the man who makes things happening with Mr Robert Mc Cormack to welcome Arnold Palmer to play the Lancome trophy. In 1994, I was in Saint-Nom la Bretèche beside Paris for the Lancome Trophy. I was there as a spectator. I saw the arnie's Army on the fairway encouraging him for all shots.
That was really unusual but so sweet, all passionate by this amazing player.
At the end of his game, I met Mister Palmer and asked him an autograph.
He signed on the Lancome book with a big smile and he thanked me. What a surprise? I wanted to thank him but he was quicker than me. It was plenty of people, all ages. He had a word for each one and my warmest memory is that his smile was illuminated his face as a child who just enjoy the life with his good friend.
I am keeping this momentum in mind each time I play golf and try to not forget that it is only a game and a time to share with friend, with the nature, with the course but always in harmony.
RIP Mister Palmer and help us to follow your example. THUMB UP!