Here is the Golf Digest special issue coverage hitting newstands today ($13.99) and digitial subscriber tablets on Tuesday.
Congratulations to all, especially Mike O'Malley, Ken DeLago and Christian Iooss for the quick turnaround and excellent presentation for what is an incredible summary of the best Arnold Palmer writing and images.
Artist Dale Stephanos created the cover illustration.
And here is the plan for Golf Channel's Tuesday coverage of Mr. Palmer's funeral in Latrobe.
IN MEMORY OF ARNOLD PALMER: GOLF CHANNEL TO DEVOTE TUESDAY, OCT. 4 TO LIVE COVERAGE OF MEMORIAL SERVICE
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct 3, 2016) – Golf Channel will devote an entire day to celebrating the life and legacy of the King, including live coverage of Arnold Palmer’s memorial service on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. ET from the St. Vincent College basilica in Latrobe, Pa.
Morning Drive and Golf Central will both be onsite throughout the morning prior to the memorial service. Coverage will feature interviews with special guests in attendance, along with live reports throughout the day. Reporting on-site in Latrobe will be Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman and Rich Lerner.
At 1 p.m. ET following the memorial service, Golf Channel will feature a special airing of Arnie, Golf Channel Films’ four-part documentary on Palmer’s life and career. The celebration of the King continues at 5 p.m. ET, with highlights of Palmer’s 1960 Masters victory. At 6 p.m. ET, a second Golf Central Special show will recap the memorial service from earlier in the day, hosted by Tilghman and Lerner on-site in Latrobe and featuring special guests.
Primetime will return to previously scheduled programming, including the season finale of Feherty, premiering at 9 p.m. ET and featuring fellow Western Pennsylvania sports icon, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hall-of-Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Golf Channel’s original series Driver vs. Driver presented by Wilson premieres at 10 p.m. ET, showcasing aspiring golf equipment designers developing the next retail driver for Wilson Golf, Palmer’s original equipment brand.
Join the Conversation in Memory of The King
Fans who are unable to attend Tuesday’s memorial service in-person are being encouraged to congregate at their local golf course to watch with fellow fans of The King and post a photo on social media with the hashtag, #ArniesArmy.
Tuesday, Oct. 4 (All Times EST)
7-10 a.m. Morning Drive
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Arnold Palmer Memorial Service
1-5 p.m. Arnie
5-6 p.m. 1960 Masters Highlights
6-7:30 p.m. Golf Central Special: Arnold Palmer Memorial
7:30-9 p.m. Golf Central Special: Arnold Palmer Memorial (Replay)
**Gerry Dulac with this rundown on the service plans. Including this on speakers.
Jack Nicklaus, his long-time friend and chief rival in the 1960s, will be among the speakers who will remember Palmer for the manner in which he popularized their sport and the impact he had on countless golfers in the U.S. and around the world. Also speaking at the service will be PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, former LPGA Tour Commissioner and long-time friend Charlie Meacham and former LPGA Tour star Annika Sorenstam. The service will be televised live by the Golf Channel.