Arnold Palmer’s memory holds strong at the Masters Tournament.
At the merchandise shops Monday, a four-coin set became available for patrons to purchase silver medallions honoring each of Palmer’s Masters victories. Proceeds from the set – which costs $750 – will be donated to Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation.
“What a phenomenal gesture,” said Phyllis Garnett, who attended Monday’s practice round. “The Masters always thinks of everything and this is a perfect example. I’m sure Mr. Palmer would be very pleased about this.”
In all, 750 coin sets packaged in dark-green boxes were available.
The first coin reads “Arnold Palmer – 1958 Champion,” and each medallion has a different image of Palmer in the middle. The second coin states, “Arnold Palmer – 1960 Champion.” The third one: “Arnold Palmer – 1962 Champion” and the fourth, “Arnold Palmer – 1964 Champion.”
“What a treasure,” said Cliff Petterson, of Macon, Ga. “Man, this is as good as it gets.”
Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation provides financial support to institutions and organizations that help children, youths, families, the environment and communities.
Palmer passed away Sept. 25 at age 87.