Arnold Palmer Plaque
Last Updated: 01/11/20

 The Original Arnold Palmer plaque at Rancho Park

The Arnold Palmer plaque in 1983 at Rancho Park

On the tee box of hole number eighteen we have a plaque that reminds golfers of the ups and downs of the game.  No matter how bad your round is going you can always finish better then the 1961 PGA Golfer of the Year, Arnold Palmer.

On Friday, January 6, 1961,
The first day of the 35th L.A. Open
Arnold Palmer, 
Voted Golfer of the Year
Took a 12 on this hole.  
As an inspiration to all golfers, 
the L.A. Jr. Chamber of Commerce 
dedicated this monument on January 3, 1963.

Palmer hit a fine drive.  
With his next four swings he put 2 balls into the driving range, and two onto Patricia Ave.  He hit his 5th 3-wood over the flag to the back of the green, and two putted for a 12.


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