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Arnie - The Life of Arnold Palmer

Tom Callahan

At last, a major biography of one of golf's greatest legends. Arnold Palmer changed golf--and sports--forever. The winner of more than 90 tournaments, including four Masters, the numbers on his resume don't do justice to the greatness of his achievements. Because Palmer wasn't just a golfer in the golden age of the sport, knocking heads with other greats like Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player--he also was one of the first sportsmen to understand the marketing possibilities of his, and all, sports. Forging an alliance with sports agent Mark McCormick, Palmer parlayed his brilliance on the course into deals and paydays previously unheard of, and paved the way for the multi-million dollar deals that are standard across all sports. But no one ever ended up hating Palmer for being a businessman as much as a golfer--instead, he was beloved for his powerful hitting, his nerve on the greens, and his great relationships with fans, whose nickname for him ("the King") was heartfelt. When Palmer died, in 2016, it was front-page news across the country. Tom Callahan knew Palmer well for many years, and has assembled, here, a trove of anecdotes and great stories from all the key people in Palmer's life. Put together, the stories tell an extraordinary sports and human story, the definitive oral biography of one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game.

At last, a major biography of one of golf's greatest legends. Arnold Palmer changed golf--and sports--forever. The winner of more than 90 tournaments, including four Masters, the numbers on his resume don't do justice to the greatness of his achievements. Because Palmer wasn't just a golfer in the golden age of the sport, knocking heads with other greats like Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player--he also was one of the first sportsmen to understand the marketing possibilities of his, and all, sports. Forging an alliance with sports agent Mark McCormick, Palmer parlayed his brilliance on the course into deals and paydays previously unheard of, and paved the way for the multi-million dollar deals that are standard across all sports. But no one ever ended up hating Palmer for being a businessman as much as a golfer--instead, he was beloved for his powerful hitting, his nerve on the greens, and his great relationships with fans, whose nickname for him ("the King") was heartfelt. When Palmer died, in 2016, it was front-page news across the country. Tom Callahan knew Palmer well for many years, and has assembled, here, a trove of anecdotes and great stories from all the key people in Palmer's life. Put together, the stories tell an extraordinary sports and human story, the definitive oral biography of one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game.
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At last, a major biography of one of golf's greatest legends. Arnold Palmer changed golf--and sports--forever. The winner of more than 90 tournaments, including four Masters, the numbers on his resume don't do justice to the greatness of his achievements. Because Palmer wasn't just a golfer in the golden age of the sport, knocking heads with other greats like Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player--he also was one of the first sportsmen to understand the marketing possibilities of his, and all, sports. Forging an alliance with sports agent Mark McCormick, Palmer parlayed his brilliance on the course into deals and paydays previously unheard of, and paved the way for the multi-million dollar deals that are standard across all sports. But no one ever ended up hating Palmer for being a businessman as much as a golfer--instead, he was beloved for his powerful hitting, his nerve on the greens, and his great relationships with fans, whose nickname for him ("the King") was heartfelt. When Palmer died, in 2016, it was front-page news across the country. Tom Callahan knew Palmer well for many years, and has assembled, here, a trove of anecdotes and great stories from all the key people in Palmer's life. Put together, the stories tell an extraordinary sports and human story, the definitive oral biography of one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Danny Campbell

Length:

8h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

41:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

41:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

32:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

30:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:35