Remembering “The King”

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Courtesy of ESPN

His career was one for the ages, and I was deeply saddened by the news of his death.”

— Eli Buto

On Sept. 25, 2016 we lost a great man. His name was Arnold Palmer, one of the greatest players in professional golf history.

His career includes 95 professional wins.  He even has a drink named after him, a mixture of iced tea and lemonade.

“Arnold transcended the game of golf. He was more than a golfer or even great golfer. He was an icon. He was a legend. Arnold was someone who was a pioneer in his sport. He took the game from one level to a higher level, virtually by himself,” stated fellow golf great Jack Nicklaus upon hearing of Palmer’s passing.

Any fan of golf was saddened by Palmer’s passing including members of GM’s golf team.  “He was a role model for many young golfers, me included. I wish I would’ve had the opportunity to meet him,” stated junior Adam Hushon. Another golfer, sophomore Eli Buto added, “His career was one for the ages, and I was deeply saddened by the news of his death.”

He was the type of character that would bring a smile to anyone’s face and lived every day to the fullest. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. RIP AP.