Mr. Palmer Goes to Scotland

APFor those of you who love golf and love Wake Forest, there are a lot of great Deac names to cheer for – but I daresay Arnold Palmer is at the top of everyone’s list.  A true legend.

At the British Open, his team won the Champions Challenge, with Mr. Palmer himself hitting the opening shot.  You can read more about it here in Golf Digest.

There are some Deacon faithful at St. Andrews this week.  One of our Wake Forest parents took this shot as Mr. Palmer made his way up the 18th fairway and was kind enough to share it.

I was lucky enough to be with Mr. Palmer once at an event, and helped escort him to where he needed to be.  You’ve never seen anything like it.  It was like walking with a king, or having the Red Sea part in front of you.  He is instantly recognizable, of course, and everyone just sort of stops and smiles and nods a hello as he goes by.  And let me add that as this happens, he was the nicest gentleman you could imagine – smiling and nodding back.  Gracious beyond measure.   So proud he is a Deac.

— by Betsy Chapman

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