Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and “the dark and stormy”, rain driven, warm and quite windy island of Nantucket! Good to be with you on this Twenty-Seventh Day of September, 2016, a wet and wild Tuesday; broadcasting LIVE once again from ‘down on the docks’ of ye ‘ole Historic Hyannis Harbor. This humble ‘reporter’ recovering after not staying up late for that mass viewed U.S. presidential debate Monday night, recovering from the massive guilt trip keenly felt by not witnessing live on air a mock debate between two friends…
Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton–assuming there is an election come November 8th, and peaceful transfer of ‘power‘–will get the opportunity to play a round of golf (ancient game of Kings, presidents, premiers, chancellors, lords, dukes, earls, counts, noblemen and now the common man), with legend Arnold Palmer, who passed Sunday in the great state of Pennsylvania…
Arnold Palmer was a telegenic golfer who took a staid sport to TV and to the masses. Taking the spirit of Kings to the common man in the field, one of the many reasons then President George W. Bush awarded him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004. That was Palmer, a man who connected with the masses, who related to kids, the hourly wage employee, the CEO; and Presidents.
Palmer, passing the dense earthly plane Sunday in Pittsburgh at the age of 87, was the accessible common man who would become King, and lead his own army. Along the way he became one of the sport’s best players and a successful businessman, philanthropist, trailblazing advertising spokesman, talented golf course designer, and experienced aviator.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of Arnold Palmer, golf’s greatest ambassador. Arnold Palmer will always be a champion, in every sense of the word. He inspired generations to love golf by this competitive spirit, displaying sportsmanship, caring for golfers, and golf fans, and serving as a lifelong ambassador to the sport. Our stories of him not only fill the pages of golf’s history books, and the walls of the museum, but also our own personal golf memories. The game is indeed better because of him, and in so many ways will never be the same.”
(U.S. Golf Association)
God’s Speed AP!
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M