Posted by: Rolf | October 31, 2013

Arnie and Kate

Kate and Arnie 01Thanks to Arnold Palmer, Kate Upton can now “hit” a driver.

The most famous “model” in the world got a private lesson from the most famous “golfer” in the world.

“Kate Upton is a new golfer who is going to be a very good golfer,” the 83-year old Palmer wrote in Golf Digest.

“When I met her at Bay Hill back in March,” she told me her only golf experience had been playing with her family in Florida one day a year, on Christmas.

She said she didn’t make much of an effort because it was, well, Christmas, and she wanted to be with her friends.

“So at age 21 she’s just now really taking up the game.”

To get her game “jump-started”, Upton made the trip to Palmer’s course in Latrobe, PA.

“I could tell right away that she’s going to be a nice player. It was the way she took her grip: a firm hold but not with a lot of tension in her arms,” Palmer wrote.

“The way she waggled the club was very easy and natural. And her first practice swings were aggressive, like she wanted to hit something. I think that’s important.”

Palmer thought Upton was a “natural” athlete, having been a “champion equestrian” before she took up modeling.

“Girls can do anything the boys can do, except maybe hit the ball a mile. Golf is golf,” Palmer quipped.

As he does with anyone, Arnie asked her to pick a club to start with.

With a beginner you present the whole set of clubs and say, “Take your pick.”

“One club will arouse the most curiosity, and that’s where you start,” he wrote.

“For Kate, that club was the driver, which made me smile because it’s my favorite club, too.”

Swimsuit model Kate Upton then reciprocated Arnie’s “goodwill” and gave the living legend a “putting” lesson.

Kate who has never won a major LPGA tournament thought Arnie, who has won 62 professional championships including four Masters and a U.S. Open, how to “perfect” his putting technique in the video below.

Kate and Arnie 03

Apparently, Arnie the “schmoozer” has not yet lost his “touch” with beautiful women.

See you on the first tee…

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