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Walt Disney World® Golf Celebrates What Would Have Been Mr. Arnold Palmer’s 90th Birthday

Today, September 10, 2019 would have been Mr. Arnold Palmer’s 90th birthday, and there is not a day since his passing in 2016 that we don’t miss his presence as our mentor, supporter, and friend to our company and to Walt Disney World® Golf, which has been operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management since September 2011.

At 7:00 am today, in Mr. Palmer’s honor, we participated in a ceremonial tee shot at our golf facilities with our esteemed guest, Goofy!

We welcomed Goofy this morning to Disney's Magnolia Golf Course to participate in the ceremonial tee shot, to further recognize and affirm the strong bond and association that the Walt Disney World® Resort and Walt Disney World® Golf have with Mr. Palmer and his legacy.


We continue to work to uphold the honor and traditions of the game that are synonymous with the Palmer name and to be a good friend and partner to all of our guests.



Our acknowledgement of this occasion was far from the only celebration of Mr. Palmer’s life and legacy experienced on Tuesday. In his memory, and for what he achieved through his career as a professional sportsman, and throughout his life, a ceremonial tee shot was also orchestrated at both of his home courses, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge here in Orlando, Florida, as well as Latrobe Country Club, Pennsylvania.

In addition, the Empire State Building in New York city opted to light up their magnificent structure in the colors of Mr. Palmer’s iconic umbrella logo, Red, Yellow, White, and Green. Even after his passing, Mr. Palmer continues to have impact on many individuals’ lives through the philanthropic efforts of the Arnold and Winnie Palmer Foundation. Fitting tributes to “A Life Well Played!!”


We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to the "Happiest Place on TURF!"