A Perfect Tribute For The King of Golf
There have been many wonderful tributes to Arnold Palmer so far this week at Bay Hill. Many golfers are , but Fowler plans to pay the King tribute in style.
Fowler partnered with Puma to create a pair of golf shoes which will feature, most notably, a high-grade infused graphic of several Palmer photos printed directly into the leather. The design is so unique, colorful, tasteful and overall – perfect. Who wouldn’t want to rock these?
He plans to wear the shoes at the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational, the first time the Orlando event has been played since Palmer passed away in September 2016.
Only two pairs of the shoes exist – one Rickie will wear during the invitational, and the other, personally autographed by Rickie, will be auctioned off for charity to benefit Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation.
Throughout the week Rickie will also sport the iconic umbrella logo on his hat and polo.
These unique high-top shoes feature Arnold Palmer’s iconic signature laser-engraved on the Velcro strap, designed by Dominic Chambrone, known in the apparel world as “The Shoe Surgeon”. You can see the umbrella logo behind the tongue of the left shoe, and on the right side, there’s a quote from Rickie on Arnie’s influence.
Here’s what it says: “Legends never die. You will live on forever Arnie. I will never forget the bear hug in front of the clubhouse at Augusta, watching you hit your final tee shot there, and to spending time with you in the locker room at Bay Hill. Thank you for being you and giving me the opportunity to do what I get to do everyday! I love you as did everyone! RIP The King.”
The King’s influence on the golf game is unmatched and chief among that is his impact on golf style. Fowler is honoring Palmer in an awesome way — It’s a perfect tribute to the King of Golf.
Reference/Photos: Golf Digest