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Golf Heritage Society presents 2nd annual GHS Latrobe Heritage and Hickory Classic

Honoring the legacy of Arnold Palmer

Pittsburgh, Pa. (May 24, 2022) – The Golf Heritage Society will again host a golf tournament at Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club, where he learned to play the game of golf from his father, Milford ‘Deacon’ Palmer. The theme of the outing, to take place June 27, is Honoring the Legacy of Arnold Palmer. Participation in the event is open to both GHS members and the public.

“We appreciate the opportunity to play this storied golf course again this year,” said Dr. Bern Bernacki, president of the Society, “where we will honor the legacy of ‘The King’ and enjoy traditional GHS camaraderie.”

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Separate competitions will be held for those playing hickory clubs and modern golf equipment. Players from eight states and Canada already have signed up for the event. Registration forms are available on the GHS website:

For non-GHS members who participate, their registration will include a one-year membership in the Society. Proceeds from the outing will benefit the GHS and the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation. The Palmer Foundation champions the Palmer legacy and the philanthropic initiatives of the family, which include children’s healthcare, nature-based wellness and youth character development through golf.

Excela Health will serve as a major sponsor of the event again this year, along with several local companies.

After golf, participants will gather for a barbecue, entertainment and Arnold Palmer stories shared by some of his closest friends. On Sunday, June 26, participants and friends can gather at Glengarry Golf Links for a golf memorabilia show, where collectibles, including hickory clubs, can be viewed, traded, bought and sold. Entry is free of charge.

Sponsorships are available; to sponsor this special event, contact GHS Executive Representative John Rusbosin at 724-875-5327 or

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About the Golf Heritage Society
Founded in 1970, the GHS is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and preserving golf’s history. The annual membership fee is $50. For information or to join the GHS, visit

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