Arnold Palmer is expected to attend the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association’s 58th National Awards Dinner on June 16 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich.
The icon plans to be on hand to recognize his longtime assistant Donald ‘Doc’ Giffen, who is to receive the 2009 Winnie Palmer Award, which honors an individual who has consistently given time and energy to those less fortunate.
Palmer last attended the event in 2001 when he received the association’s Golden Anniversary Award with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. He also received the the Gold Tee Award, the MGWA’s highest honor, in 1965.
Anyone wishing to attend should contact Kate Keller at 914-347-4653 or firstname.lastname@example.org for advance tickets. Proceeds from the dinner are distributed among three Metropolitan area caddie scholarship programs and the MGA Foundation.
More than $950,000 has been raised over the years for charitable endeavors.
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