Arnie Is A Club Hoard(er)
By Kickntrue on 3/23/10
Arnold Palmer has over 10k golf clubs and 2k putters. That's nuts!
"Why does anyone save things?" says Doc Giffin, Palmer's longtime assistant. "There's no solid reason."Let's be honest- if we had the space and access, which one of us wouldn't collect clubs? My wife guessed the other day that I had at least 200 in our garage. I don't think I have more than 100, but either way, I have a long way to go to catch Arnie.
This is a bit off topic- but I was thinking about how big a number 10k was- and the kind of space and time that would consume. Then- I thought about another sports star- Wilt Chamberlain and that he claimed to have "relations" with over 10k women WHILE HE WAS PLAYING. Think about the time and space that would take up!
Anyway- I don't mean to put a dirty twist on Palmer's club collection. I'm sure he's loved each one with the time and passion they deserved. I'm just jealous... and very impressed.
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How cool would it be to go through his garage to see all the old clubs??? That would be awesome!!!
@bducharm- I'm sure he could sell tickets to the experience... as if he needs the dough.
He probably has a bunch of those legal (now illegal) Ping wedges!
@singledigits - nah, he is a Callaway guy!!! And ALWAYS honest!!! :-)
I've met him several times. I used to work for a huckster in Monessen, PA. who knew him and he would have me deliver a box of grapefruits or oranges to Arnie at his Latrobe office. He was always very gracious and seemed like a nice man. He always came out to see me, shook my hand, say thank you etc... This was way before my golfing days so I guess I wasn't as star struck as I should have been. :)
I wonder if there will be an Arnold Palmer museum someday, displaying his entire collection of clubs, trophies, etc.
why do you have 200 clubs in your garage?????? That's hoarding too :)
@kvsmith59- Yes I am. You don't think I give them ALL away to you guys, do you?!
/actually... I pretty much do. I don't keep anything anymore. It makes me sad.
Torleif Sorenson says:
@kickntrue: More wheat, less chaff. Keep what you really use; the rest is just extra baggage.
OTOH, as God is my witness, I *do* dream of some really nice forged blades... ...and a fretless Modulus Quantum Q6...
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