Arnie's Impact


As I'm sitting down browsing through the channels on Sunday, I go to my usual, the Golf Channel to see what's on.

Much to my surprise, they are airing the 3-part Arnold Palmer special. It's his birthday, and many in the golf world dearly miss him. So I set the DVR and record all 3 parts, which to this point I've probably seen 10 times already.

It's unusual as we near the end of the 2017 golf season to not see Arnie around like we used to.

Every time I sit and watch the Arnie special, it brings a tear to my eye. I truly get sad. It's not because he was family, or not because I never got to meet the man. It's because he touched my life like so many others in a way that I still carry with me today.

Growing up in Western Pa., I knew who Arnold Palmer was, but it wasn't until I turned 8 that I really began to gain a larger interest in him.