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#1 denzgolf

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:29 AM

We went to bay hill golf club on tuesday to have a look around and to our great amazement Mr Arnold Palmer was there, we met him and had a talk with him and had our photo taken,what a great man,it certainly was the highlight of my golfing life a day i will never forget

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:39 AM

Wow! That is a very cool experience. Quite an honor indeed!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:12 AM

That's awesome! When I went to bay hill I was hitting balls 2 over from him where he had his little sealed off corner. I was so afraid he'd make a comment when he saw me hit a massive hook with a club.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:01 AM

I've met Arnie a couple of times, he always comes "home" for the holidays.

Two words: Nice guy.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

View PostHateto3Putt, on 16 November 2012 - 08:01 AM, said:

I've met Arnie a couple of times, he always comes "home" for the holidays.

Two words: Nice guy.

HT3P have you ever heard the story about his encounter with Ben Roethlisberger at Latrobe?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:22 AM

View PostKYMAR, on 16 November 2012 - 08:08 AM, said:

View PostHateto3Putt, on 16 November 2012 - 08:01 AM, said:

I've met Arnie a couple of times, he always comes "home" for the holidays.

Two words: Nice guy.

HT3P have you ever heard the story about his encounter with Ben Roethlisberger at Latrobe?

Lot's of places saying that incident never happened. Although it would have been cool if it did.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

Nice picture, that must have been one awesome day!
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

View PostKYMAR, on 16 November 2012 - 08:08 AM, said:

View PostHateto3Putt, on 16 November 2012 - 08:01 AM, said:

I've met Arnie a couple of times, he always comes "home" for the holidays.

Two words: Nice guy.

HT3P have you ever heard the story about his encounter with Ben Roethlisberger at Latrobe?

I have....Supposedly that encounter allegedly took place at Laurel Valley. Although that didn't really happen, I have heard of a few encounters with Big Ben at a number of clubs. They have all indicated that he is a ***** on the golf course. So although the story itself is plausible, that one in particular is a myth nonetheless.

One club in particular (name withheld but not LV) has asked him not to return. (The club manager told me this in person and I have no reason to doubt him)

Ben showed up unannounced with two buddies, races onto and around the course, telling members and players to basically get outta the way. Stiffs everyone, including the beverage cart, unloads his bags into his truck and drives away leaving the carts in the lot.

I have heard other (some golf, some woman related) tales regarding Ben's crappy attitude, but that's the only one that I have heard firsthand.

Personally, I have met him 3 times, but they were at social type events, and in my experience, he was a gentleman. Perhaps the surroundings had something to do with his attitude.

Charlie Batch (Pittsburghs' backup qb to the backup qb) on the other hand, is about one of the nicest, most genuine folks one could encounter.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:07 AM

That is so cool.  Makes me want to play there just for the chance of possibly meeting the legend.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

Cool Arnie pic, did he give you the secret to the perfect Arnold Palmer? The ratios, tea first, lemonade first? We need to know man.

Why is anyone surprised that Ben "Rapist" Roethlisberger is a tool on the golf course. Obviously the guy doesn't think basic rules of human decency apply to him.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

That is a great story!  I'm not sure I would know what to say if I ran into Arnie.  I'd probably look at my feet and mumble something about how I like his Arnie Wear shirts...
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

That man has done more for golf than any other six, or ten combined. Approached him once at the opening of one of his courses. Asked sheepishly, "can I get a picture?" We took several AND he catted us up for a good five minutes. Signed autographs and told us to 'have fun on my course."
Sent my son over to a Tour Pro, who was paid handsomely for his time, son asked for an autogrph. Tour Pro looked at him, threw down his 'ciggy' and walked away. I like to think Mr. Palmer might have given this guy some words of 'encouragement.'. LOL Never be another like him!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

Interesting you went to just look around Bayhill and not play...I wouldn't have had the balls too :)
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

So awesome, he's a class act all the way. I would be so excited to meet him.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:18 PM

I'm a 32 year old golfer, so I never got to see him in his prime. However, I love the man. Complete class and a true ambassador for the game I love.


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

More than Tiger, more than Jack.  I'd love the chance to shake Arnold Palmer's hand.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:58 PM

Big congrat meeting the King

Sidenote:  Arnie looks small in the that pic, how tall is the gent in the yellow?
Sidenote 2:  If that was Holly Sonders you met all of you would have been sucking in your guts :o)
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:39 PM

Arnie is what, 83, 84?  Ya shrink when you get older!

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:20 PM

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

Cool picture. But honestly guys, you need to learn to dress appropriately when at a nice resort/private course, you look like slobs.


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

From what I've heard by people who've met him, on the course or on wrx, is that everybody has their own "Arnold moment." I don't think I've ever heard more amazing things about another human being. I haven't yet, but would love to meet him.
Now that I think of it, I think I have a buddy who's buddies with him actually. Gotta get on that.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

View Postdenzgolf, on 16 November 2012 - 05:29 AM, said:

We went to bay hill golf club on tuesday to have a look around and to our great amazement Mr Arnold Palmer was there, we met him and had a talk with him and had our photo taken,what a great man,it certainly was the highlight of my golfing life a day i will never forget

That's cool.  I met him when I lived in Northern Virginia.  He was the President's Cup captain.  I was playing pool in the hotel bar when he walked by with a group.   I said, "Good luck tomorrow Mr. Palmer."  He stopped, came back and talked to the 6 of us.  He bought us another round and asked if we were going.  I told him it was sold out and we couldn't get tickets.  He took my name and told me to stop by will call in the morning.  We got there and had VIP tickets.  Awesome!  During the opening tee shots I saw him across the ropes and tipped my cap.  He walked maybe 50 yards, shook my hand and called me by name and asked if I needed anything.

Probably the best ambassador the game has ever had.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

I met Arnold in1983.  I could barely speak I was so nervous meeting the hero of my life at that time.  His wife Winnie was so nice to us.  I think Arnold liked my wife more than me.  I can easily understand that.

We were photographed with Arnold standing with me and my wife.  I still display that framed photo in my house.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

View PostBlackbearbill, on 19 December 2012 - 10:45 AM, said:

View Postdenzgolf, on 16 November 2012 - 05:29 AM, said:

We went to bay hill golf club on tuesday to have a look around and to our great amazement Mr Arnold Palmer was there, we met him and had a talk with him and had our photo taken,what a great man,it certainly was the highlight of my golfing life a day i will never forget

That's cool.  I met him when I lived in Northern Virginia.  He was the President's Cup captain.  I was playing pool in the hotel bar when he walked by with a group.   I said, "Good luck tomorrow Mr. Palmer."  He stopped, came back and talked to the 6 of us.  He bought us another round and asked if we were going.  I told him it was sold out and we couldn't get tickets.  He took my name and told me to stop by will call in the morning.  We got there and had VIP tickets.  Awesome!  During the opening tee shots I saw him across the ropes and tipped my cap.  He walked maybe 50 yards, shook my hand and called me by name and asked if I needed anything.

Probably ABSOLUTELY the best ambassador the any game has ever had.

I fixed that for you.  Great story!

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

I agree with your changes.  It was pretty cool.  He was the captain and took time out during the match to come over and say hello.


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