Wednesday, May 16

'Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of The King' By Chris Rodell From Triumph Books

THERE'S A NEW ARNOLD PALMER BOOK that offers a hometown perspective on "The King."

Here's a description from the publisher:

In Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of The King (Triumph Books, May 15, 2018), Latrobe, PA resident and personal friend of Palmer's Chris Rodell offers a new take on the legendary figure.

Available from local and national
retailers throughout the US.
Drawing on more than 100 interviews conducted over decades of acquaintance, Rodell delves into Palmer's character away from the game, examining Palmer's relationship to his hometown and its people. The insights and anecdotes showcase a different side of Palmer, giving fans a glimpse of the King passing up his throne for a barstool, Magnolia Lane for Main Street and the big stage for the small town.

Highlights include:

  • A heartfelt foreword from 9-time major championship winner Gary Player
  • Stories depicting Palmer's devotion to his fans, and the mountains of zany autograph requests filtered through the local post office
  • The Palmer Timeline: milestones, trivia, news clippings and other irreverent tidbits from a truly remarkable American life
  • Why Palmer loved his hometown club more than any of the famous courses around the world
  • Palmer's legacy, in Latrobe and beyond, in the words of those who knew him best

Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of The King introduces fans not to the iconic personality they've long admired, but to the neighbor they never knew. Rodell's perspective is equal parts journalism and fan mail, combining a professional approach with a relatable, accessible voice. Both golf historians and the younger generation of fans will find value in this enlightening, engaging portrait of Palmer.

Chris Rodell's writing has appeared in publications including Sports IllustratedEsquireMen's HealthGolf and Arnold Palmer's Kingdom Magazine.

1 comment:

Oneunder said...

Thanks for the post !