Nick Carlson is a sophomore golfer at the University of Michigan. On October 7th, Carlson received a letter from “The King,” Arnold Palmer himself. Palmer passed away on September 25th and Nick received his last letter, which was mailed out on September 8th.
Carlson, who worked at the Ravines Golf Club, which was designed by Palmer, said the letter came unexpectedly.
“Utter shock, really,” said Carlson, a sophomore on the Michigan golf team. “Like, I never expected it.
“It’s just something really cool and almost a priceless moment, in my opinion.”
Palmer’s dedication to encouraging young golfers is one of the many things that made him special and Nick now has a piece of that history forever.
The letter reads:
I just wanted to send you a brief note congratulating you on your strong performances in the recent U.S. Amateur.
I understand that you are a serious student of our great game of golf as well as a good student and player at the University of Michigan.
Keep up the good playing. I wish you the very best in whatever pursuit you choose to follow in the future.