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Arnold Palmer’s Back Nine

Oct 18, 2016, 7:25am EST

Arnold Palmer, perhaps the most important athlete in modern times, has passed away, but his significant legacy will live on, in large part because of what he accomplished after his playing career was over.

I think there are important lessons here for us all.

Palmer began his professional career after almost giving up golf altogether. He learned at a young age how to play the game from his father, a teaching pro who took the time to show him the fundamentals of what can be an exasperating and complicated game.

He got very good very quickly and eventually won a scholarship to Wake Forest University, where he excelled. But then his close friend Bud Worsham died suddenly in a car accident, and for the first time, Arnie was at a loss with not much, if any, will to continue his college golf career…READ MORE