|DEC ||1968 -- Men's Wear Daily reports that Palmer sportswear is now available in more than 4,000 stores with a "phenomenal continuing climb" in sales. Sam Connell of Loveman's department store in Birmingham, Alabama, says, "In my estimation, Palmer is the name people know, the name they go for, the name they buy. Therefore, we concentrate on Palmer. We go with the champion all the way."|
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Arnold Palmer Accepts Deacon Palmer Award from PGA of America
The PGA of America has established the Deacon Palmer Award, named after Arnold Palmer's late father who overcame personal obstacles to succeed as a PGA Professional. The inaugural award was bestowed posthumously upon Deacon Palmer and accepted by Arnold Palmer, whose only coach was his late father.
Cessna Jet Pilots Association Honors Palmer
The Cessna Jet Pilots Association made Arnold Palmer just the third inductee into its Citation Hall of Honor at its annual dinner Saturday, September 20, at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.