When Arnold Palmer rode across BB&T Field with the Deacon on a motorcycle during the 2013 homecoming game, generations of Wake Forest fans gave him a standing ovation fit only for “The King.” Today the Wake Forest community remembers Palmer, the alumnus now considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of men’s professional golf.
A public memorial service took place on Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent’s College Basilica in Latrobe, PA.
- “The Arnold Palmer I Knew” (Reflections from Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch)
- Demon Deacon legend passes away at age 87 (Wake Forest Sports, 2016)
- Palmer shares golf, life lessons with graduates (Commencement Address 2005)
- As it turns out, he could play golf. (Wake Forest Magazine, 2009)
- Congress awards gold to Palmer
“I didn’t realize until many years later what I had truly learned at Wake Forest – both in and out of the classroom – about the meaning of a productive and meaningful life.”Arnold Palmer