FROM THE EDITOR
A Time for Giving and Planning The 2016 golf season in New England is slowly winding down as we head into the holiday season. Once again, the Fall weather here in the Northeast has allowed us an extended golf season with courses throughout the region maintaining excellent playing conditions. With Daylight Savings Time the first week of November, our daylight is now much shorter, which cuts into our afternoon playing time. It has been another year of first time winners on the PGA Tour, with a total of 15 first timers; a sign of parody that has become obvious since the Tiger Woods era of domination ended. Woods, if he ever returns to form, needs 3 wins to overtake Sam Snead as all- time leader in Tour wins with 82. If Tiger’s body heals and he can regain a clear focused mind, he will win again. Accepting what once was and may never be again, will be the largest hurdle for both him and his fans. Most golfers under 40 years old believe it was Tiger Woods who had the greatest impact on golf history. There will be only one person who holds this esteemed crown, The King himself, Arnold Palmer. On September 25th, 2016, back home in Latrobe, PA., Mr. Palmer passed away and left the entire golf world with a broken heart. Arnie truly was the most loved player in the history of the game. His passing was almost 50 years to the day that he beat Jack Nicklaus in the Thunderbird Classic in a playoff at Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY for his 52nd PGA Tour victory. There will never be another “King” in the game of golf. Arnold Palmer’s love for the game, his passion for life and people made him the most approachable golfer of all time. We will miss you very much Arnie. Next March, just a few weeks before the Masters, The Arnold Palmer Invitational will take place at The Bay Hill Country Club and Lodge in Orlando,FL. for the 50th year, and for the first time without Mr. Palmer hosting the event. If you have never attended this event, you may want to be in Orlando that week to join “Arnie’s Army” in a final farewell to the King.
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Published on Nov 9, 2016
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