Golfers the world over are aware that the game’s four pinnacle championships are known collectively as the Majors. But not so many golfers realize that this grouping was in effect defined by Arnold Palmer during a transatlantic conversation with a journalist friend in 1960.
At the time, Mr. Palmer was the No.1 golfer on the planet, and had that year won the Masters at Augusta National and the U.S. Open at Cherry Hills. His great idea came into being when he was on his way to play in the centenary [British] Open at St Andrews. The rest, of course, is history.
To celebrate and honour what the four Majors have become, their very different origins, the great players, past and present, whose careers have been shaped by them, and the marvelous courses that provide the stages on which these most theatrical of contests are played out, Mr. Palmer has teamed up with award-winning publishers TMCUSA, LLC to produce Arnold Palmer’s Guide to the Majors 2012.
This superb, comprehensive, 172-page collectible magazine, which includes interviews with all the recent Major champions, articles by many of the game’s best-known writers and a roll call of the winners of every Major ever staged, is now available for just $6.95 in Barnes & Noble and all leading news magazine outlets across the country from June 4th onwards.
See also www.themajorsofgolf.com