Nick Carlson receives letter from Arnold Palmer
15 Oct 2016
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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Nick Carlson <br>(Golfweek Photo)
Nick Carlson
(Golfweek Photo)

(October 15, 2016) -- This summer Nick Carlson captured the golfing worlds imagination by making a cinderella run to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur in his home state of Michigan. Everyone's imagination including that of the late great Arnold Palmer.

Last week Carlson arrived to work at Ravines Golf Club, a course designed by Palmer, to find the surprise of a lifetime. It was a letter written in September by Palmer himself congratulating him on his success at the U.S. Amateur.

"I've never been able to say that I knew Mr. Palmer or met him in any fashion, and to get that 10 days (after his death) was pretty special," the Michigan sophomore told The Detroit News. "It's framed and above my desk in my room. I get to look at it every day."

Palmer penned the letter on September 8th, then passed away on the 25th of the month, a couple of weeks before the letter arrived in the hands of Carlson on the 7th of October.

"I understand that you are a serious student of our great game of golf," Palmer scribed. "Keep up the good playing. I wish you the very best in whatever pursuit you choose to follow."

-The Detriot News and pgatour.com contributed to this story

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