There has never been a golfer to rival Arnold Palmer. To the legions of golf fans around the world, Palmer is a charismatic hero, the winner of sixty-one tournaments on the PGA Tour and still going strong on the Senior PGA Tour. But behind the legend, there is the private Palmer--a man of wit, compassion, loyalty, and true grit in the face of personal adversity.
Writing with the humor and candor that are as much his trademark as his unique golf swing, Palmer narrates the deeply moving story of his life both on and off the links. He recounts the loving relationship he shared with his father, "Deacon" Palmer, the course superintendent and head professional at the Latrobe Country Club where young Arnie developed his game, his friendships and rivalries with golf greats, his enduringly happy marriage with Winnie, his legendary charges to triumph and titanic disasters, and his valiant battle against cancer and remarkable recovery.
Arnold Palmer has lived one of the great sporting lives of the twentieth century. Now, with the help of acclaimed golf writer James Dodson, he has created one of the great sports autobiographies of our time.
About the Author
Arnold Palmer is one of the most storied players in the sport of golf. The winner of seven majors, including four green jackets as Masters champion, he is still active on the Professional Golf Association's senior tour. He is the president of Arnold Palmer Enterprises and the Palmer Course Design Co., and the owner of two courses: the Latrobe Country Club in his native Pennsylvania, and the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida. His autobiography, "A Golfer's Life, " was a "New York Times" bestseller.
James Dodson's bestselling "Final Rounds" was named the Golf Book of the Year by the International Network of Golf in 1996. He is the author of six other books, including the acclaimed biography "Ben Hogan: An American Life". He lives with his family in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
"Arnold Palmer has led a rich and singular life and has captured it in a wonderful book."
--The New York Times Book Review
"THIS MEMOIR SHOOTS BELOW PAR. . . . Most thrilling to fans will be his shot-by-shot perspective on legendary golf matches, such as the 1960 U.S. Open, where Palmer, Hogan, and Nicklaus converged."
"A BOOK FIT FOR A KING . . . Palmer's love of golf, and of the life it gave him, streams forth in his new autobiography, A Golfer's Life."
"A GOLFER'S LIFE EASILY MAKES THE CUT."
--The Wall Street Journal