Last week, I wrote about the full-day coverage that the Golf Channel gave to Arnold Palmer. This included the wonderful memorial service, a great four-part documentary, a joyous film, Arnie & Me about his relationship with fans, and more.
I posted a link to the moving and charming eulogy that Jack Nicklaus gave at the memorial service, and said that there was one more that I wanted to post. This is that.
It's by Arnold Palmer's grandson, Sam Saunders, who is himself an up-and-coming pro golfer, and who spoke on behalf of the family. It's absolutely terrific. While all the eulogies during the service were full lively stories and touching tales, they all came from the outside, no matter how close. Sam Saunders' talk was unique, from the inside, telling about an Arnold Palmer that wasn't available to the rest of the world. It is highly-worth watching.
I couldn't find a video of the speech alone, so this is the full memorial service. You're certainly welcome to watch it all -- it's great -- though it's also a couple hours, and I doubt many will dive in. But to get to Sam Saunders, just jump to the 38:30 mark.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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