Here's a nice update from Golf World's Tim Rosaforte, who talks to the folks at Bay Hill, where the late Arnold Palmer's presence remains, only adding to the difficulty of saying goodbye to The King.
Rosaforte writes of how the club and lodge will carry on the Palmer legacy:
It will be the job of Palmer’s daughter Amy and his son-in-law Roy Saunders, the resort’s vice president, to make sure the legacy continues.
Making future decisions that must be made that much harder are the broken hearts left behind. “Everybody feels the same way,” Amy told me Sunday. “They feel like they’ve lost a friend.”
The time of year that Palmer was most visible at Bay Hill was early winter. When he came back for the season, immersed in preparations for the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, regular guests and members pretty much knew where Palmer could be found for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Roy Saunders recalled how Palmer would greet everybody “as if they were an old friend,” how he would “put down a fork to sign an autograph.”
In glancing at the social media posts of Palmer Halloween constumes, most inexplicably seem to include plus-fours. Thankfully, the Byrd family got all of the key details for son Jackson's tribute: