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Charles Mechem’s remarkable business career spanned six decades and included stints as a lawyer, a media executive, and the commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
But for Charlie, some of the most memorable moments of his rich life occurred alongside his good friends, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.
In Arnie and Jack: Stories of My Long Friendship with Two Remarkable Men, Charlie takes golf fans behind the scenes, detailing with energy and wit – and sometimes solemnity – why these great icons of the course excelled at both work and play.
It’s an unusual perspective. Charlie grew to know Jack well in the early 1970s, when Jack designed a golf course for Taft Broadcasting Company. Then, after Charlie retired from the LPGA, Arnie asked him to be his consultant and advisor for the next 10 years. They even shared an office.
The trio became fast and good friends, allowing Charlie to witness firsthand the deep fondness and respect that Arnie and Jack held for each other as professionals and friends.
In Arnie and Jack, you’ll enjoy a front-row seat to many of golf’s cherished moments in locales rich in history. On the course, pro-golf’s famous Bay Hill, Camargo Club, Muirfield Village, Tradition, and Augusta National. Off the course, the Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant, the Captains Club, even the White House and Congress.
Through it all, this master story-teller makes history himself, capturing with a reporter’s keen eye a perspective of these two men that’s unique, revealing, and just plain fun. (Hardcover) 152 pages.
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