Happy Veteran’s Day
Thank a veteran for protecting our rights and freedom! Happy Veteran’s Day !
Many legends of golf have put their game on hold to serve, here are just a few…
Arnold Palmer – United States Coast Guard
Arnold Palmer was born in Youngstown, Pennsylvania, Arnold Palmer started playing golf at the age of 3. In 1947 he entered Wake Forest University. He enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1950 as a Yeoman and continued to serve until 1953. Though a Yeoman, Palmer participated in many matches as the Coast Guard allowed him to continue to play golf.
Bobby Jones, Captain- Army Air Force
Bobby Jones fell in a place in time when he was too young for WWI and deemed too old for WWII as Pearl Harbor attacks happened just after his 40th birthday. However, Jones asked for, and received, a commission in the Army Air Forces.
Sam Snead – United States Navy
Snead served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1944. He was an athletic specialist in Cmdr. Gene Tunney’s program in San Diego, and was given a medical discharge for a back injury in September 1944.
Ben Hogan – United States Army
Hogan served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from March 1943 to June 1945, becoming a utility pilot with the rank of lieutenant stationed at Fort Worth, Texas.