Sunday, September 25, 2016

Arnold Palmer – Speaking Against Casey Martin

Arnold Palmer died today. Many think of him as a great golfer. That he was.

But we remember him for sending a video, along with Jack Nicklaus, in opposition to the federal case that Casey Martin filed against the PGA for the use of a golf cart because of his disability.

We were in the courtroom to watch that case, as it is a wonderful depiction of a hierarchy – the five PGA white male lawyers in expensive almost identical suits believing themselves to be on top of the golf hierarchy, and Martin trying to just participate in the sport.

That is a legacy we hope eventually Palmer came to understand was wrong.