September 10th, 2019 would have been Arnold Palmer’s 90th birthday and you’ll want to check out #lifewellplayed as the day goes to see some tributes to the King. (The Empire State Building will also be lit in the Palmer umbrella shades.)
While many fine stories will undoubtedly be posted, Roxanna Scott’s Golfweek update on Palmer’s memorabilia and some of the plans floated for displaying them. I vote for a permanent Bay Hill museum, but I don’t have a vote.
Scott reminds us of this year’s display at Bay Hill:
There are a few options Podany and his team are considering. The obvious one would be to create an archive or museum to learn more about Palmer’s life either in Latrobe or at Bay Hill. During this year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, fans could see some of his trophies, clubs and other curated memorabilia that told stories of his days playing at Wake Forest, serving in the Coast Guard and winning seven major championships. The experience, which included a short film about Arnie’s career, reached thousands of fans during tournament week, said Cory Britt, vice president of strategic affairs for Arnold Palmer Enterprises and the Palmers’ foundation.