Arnie by Tom Callahan
The Life of Arnold Palmer

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Veteran writer Callahan offers a loving look back at the life of golf's most beloved personality. It's a great way to see what the fuss was all about; he really was that special.
-Sports Book Review Center

Synopsis

In this definitive biography, veteran sportswriter Tom Callahan shines a spotlight on one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game, Arnold Palmer.

The winner of more than ninety championships, including four Masters Tournaments, Arnold Palmer was a legend in twentieth century sports: a supremely gifted competitor beloved for his powerful hitting, his nerve on the greens, and his great rapport with fans. Perhaps above all others, Palmer was the reason golf’s popularity exploded, as the King of the links helped define golf’s golden age along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

In addition to his talent on the golf course, Palmer was a brilliant entrepreneur off it, and one of the first sportsmen to create his own successful marketing brand. Forging an alliance with sports agent Mark McCormick, Palmer parlayed his popularity into lucrative deals, and helped pave the way for the multi-million-dollar contracts that have become standard for stars across all sports. But beyond his business acumen, Palmer was always a larger-than-life character, and Arnie recounts a host of unforgettable anecdotes from a long life in the spotlight.

Tom Callahan knew Palmer well for many years, and now pays tribute to this golfing icon. Filled with great stories from the key people in Palmer’s life, Arnie is an entertaining and illuminating portrait of a remarkable man and his extraordinary legacy.

 

About Tom Callahan

See more books from this Author
Tom Callahan is a columnist at Golf Digest. He is the author of more than thirty Time cover stories on subjects ranging from Joe Montana to Pete Rose. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
 
Published April 4, 2017 by Harper. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Arnie
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Sports Book Review Center

Good
Reviewed by Budd Bailey on Apr 23 2017

Veteran writer Callahan offers a loving look back at the life of golf's most beloved personality. It's a great way to see what the fuss was all about; he really was that special.

Read Full Review of Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer

Reader Rating for Arnie
92%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 9 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×