Arnold Palmer's wife Kathleen & Winnie: Family Bio

Who does not know one of the greatest golfers in history Arnold Plamer? In this post, we will describe briefly- Arnold Palmer's wife Kathleen Gawthrop and Winnie, and his early life and family.

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  • Arnold Daniel Palmer was born on September 10,1929. Palmer was born to Doris (Morrison) and Milfred Jerome "Deacon" Palmer in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, a working-class steel mill town. His dad, Deacon had suffered from polio at a young age and was head professional and greenskeeper at Latrobe Country Club, which allowed young Arnold to accompany his father as he maintained the course. 
  • Palmer attended Wake Forest College on a golf scholarship. On November 17, 1954, Palmer announced his intentions to turn pro. Arnold Palmer had a brother, Jerry Palmer, and two sisters Lois Tilley and Sandra Sarni
  • Arnold Palmer Wife Kathleen Gawthrop Palmer
    Arnold Palmer Wife Kathleen Gawthrop Palmer

    Arnold Palmer's Success

  • Palmer was nicknamed "The King,". Palmer began his professional career in 1954. During his professional career, he won seven major championships, the Masters four times, The Open twice, and the U.S. Open once. 
  • He picked up his first PGA Tour win at the 1955 Canadian Open in his rookie season, and his first-round 64 remained the best opening round of his career. He went on to win 62 titles on the PGA Tour, fifth-most all time, and 92 including international and senior victories. He was PGA Player of the Year twice (1960 and '62) and the tour's leading money winner four times, with total tournament earnings of almost $7 million.
  • Arnold Palmer's wife Kathleen Gawthrop

  • Arnold Palmer's wife Kathleen Gawthrop was born in March 1939 and her parents' information is not available. Kathleen Gawthrop graduate from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She was also an amazing golfer until she quit due to a back injury.
  • The couple met on the golf course owned by Palmer's father. In 2005, when they got married Kathleen was 66 and Palmer was 75. Their wedding held in Hawaii and it was so rushed that the only attendees were members of Palmer's staff. 
  • During the time of their wedding, Kathleen 'Kit' Gawthrop was a widow and mother of three. Her deceased husband was also an avid golfer in his youth. Palmer's daughters welcomed Gawthrop with open arms. According to Amy Palmer, her father really "needed someone like Kathleen."
  • Arnold Palmer's wife Kathleen Gawthrop was happy together till Arnold was alive then he died on September 25, 2016.

  • Arnold Palmer's wife Winifred Walzer

  • Before having Kathleen Gawthrop as Palmer's second wife, he had his first marriage in December 1934. His first wife Winifred Walzer was an interior design student at Brown University’s affiliated design school at Pembroke College. Winnie was 19 at that time. 
  • Palmer wrote in his autobiography about the night he met Winnie: “Winnie, I began to learn that night, was unlike any girl I’d ever met, not just pretty and comfortable in almost any situation, but also smart, well-traveled (she’d just come home from a big European trip), engagingly independent-minded, even something of a would-be rebel.” 
  • Winnie and Arnold were married until she passed away from complications of ovarian cancer on Nov. 20, 1999. 
  • Arnold Palmer's Kids

  • Arnold and his first wife Winnie Palmer had two children together: Peggy Palmer Wears and Amy Palmer Saunders. Peggy married Peter Wears of Durham, North Carolina. Amy married Roy Saunders of Windermere, Florida. They manage Latrobe Country Club and Bay Hill Club. 

  • Arnold Palmer’s Grandchildren

  • Arnold has two grandsons, two granddaughters, and nine great-grandchildren. Some of Arnold’s grandchildren play golf professionally. Sam Saunders is one of them, who played his first U.S. Open at 23. 
  • What did Arnold Palmer die from?

  • Arnold Palmer died from complications of heart problems. At that time, he was 87 years old. In this legend's memory, President Obama wrote, "Here's to The King who was as extraordinary on the links as he was generous to others. Thanks for the memories, Arnold.:

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Arnold Palmer First Wife Winifred Walzer Palmer Pic
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Arnold Palmer Second Wife Kathleen
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Arnold Palmer Took Mere Days To Propose To His Wife Of Years C Winifred Palmer