Professional Gold legend Arnold Palmer (1929-2016) died yesterday at age 87
|Palmer, Nicklaus 1966|
After the match, RFE Director C. Rodney Smith wrote a thank-you letter to the Delaware Committee Co-Chairmen, in which he said, “
The turnout for both the lunch and the golf exhibition and the newspaper and radio coverage were all amazingly good. It was a good illustration of how effective an imaginative idea can be when so well executed.
The wider knowledge about Radio Free Europe, as well as the financial support, generated by the lunch and exhibition with their attendant publicity is very valuable to us. The interest in RFE and East Europe displayed by the newsmen was impressive….It was a genuine pleasure to meet both of you and your distinguished guests, and to get to see Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus in action. Their pre-match demonstration shots as well as their play on the course were something to watch. Those two have personalities to match their professional golfing abilities.
|Smith at Left|
For more information about the life of Arnold Palmer, visit http://www.arnoldpalmer.com
Photo of C. Rodney Smith courtesy of Hoover Institution, Radio Free Europe Collection, Stanford University
Photo of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, after winning a team event in 1966 in West Palm Beach, Fla.