Arnold Palmer pic

Arnold Palmer – The Passing of a Golfing Icon

Arnold Palmer pic
Arnold Palmer
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An alumnus of Wake Forest University School of Law, attorney Christopher (“Chris”) Lane focuses on corporate, employment, and debtor/creditor law as a solo practitioner in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. When not dispatching his professional duties, Christopher Lane enjoys following and playing golf.

As news that one of its most iconic figures, Arnold Palmer, succumbed to complications from heart problems on September 26, 2016, at the age of 87 in Pittsburgh, shockwaves reverberated through the golf community. Known for his ability to connect with people from all walks of life, he could relate to children as well as adults and the blue-collar worker as well as the CEO.

In addition to having been one of golf’s most gifted players, Mr. Palmer became an aviator, a businessman, a golf course designer, a philanthropist, and a spokesperson. One of golf’s greatest ambassadors, he won 62 PGA Tour titles, including one at the U.S. Open, two at the British Open, and four at the Masters.

A runner-up at the U.S. Open four times, Arnold Palmer took second at the PGA Championship three times and, in 1974, was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Although Mr. Palmer will be missed, he will not be forgotten.

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