The instant New York Times bestseller
This book is Palmer’s parting gift to the world -- a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers, golfers and non-golfers alike, will celebrate and cherish. No one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger impact on the sport of golf than Arnold Palmer. In fact, Palmer is considered by many to be the most important professional golfer in history, an American icon.
In A Life Well Played, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life, bringing new details and insights to some familiar stories and sharing new ones. This book is for Arnie's Army and all golf fans but it is more than just a golf book; Palmer had tremendous success off the course as well and is most notable for his exemplary sportsmanship and business success, while always giving back to the fans who made it all possible. Gracious, fair, and a true gentleman, "Arnie" was the gold standard of how to conduct yourself in your career, life, and relationships. Perfect for men and women of all ages, his final book offers advice and guidance, sharing personal stories of his career on the course, success in business, and the great relationships that gave meaning to his life.
Palmer is one of the greatest players in the history of professional golf, and his latest book offers a range of insights into his long career some of the "important things I learned along the way." Covering everything from his early upbringing to his latest success on the Champions Circuit, Palmer delivers 75 short, breezily readable chapters divided into sections on golf ("A long drive is good for the ego"), life ("I have never forgiven Spiro Agnew for stealing my thunder on national television"), and business ("I've never told anyone this until now, but I still have a plan to build the ultimate golf course"). Throughout, Palmer displays the amiable persona that made him one of the golf stars of the television era; however, he does share disappointment at the way he was treated early in his career by the Wilson sports company, and he has some tough insights into Tiger Woods ("He would have benefited from a bit less intervention from the so-called experts' out there"). But many of his observations, while true, are too amiable and bland, the type to mostly appeal to fans ("You first must dream of doing things before you can do them"). Readers looking for more insight into Palmer would be better served by his earlier 2000 autobiography, A Golfer's Life.