Jan. 31, 2005 – Arnold Palmer and his fiancée, Kathleen (Kit) Gawthrop, were married Wednesday afternoon (January 26) in a private ceremony in a beachfront cottage at the Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii, where Palmer will play in the Turtle Bay Championship on the Champions Tour this weekend.
It was the second marriage for both the bride and groom. Palmer's wife of 45 years, Winifred (Winnie), died on November 20, 1999. He is 75. Pastor Ron Valenciana performed the wedding ceremony, which was attended by Palmer's chief pilot, Pete Luster, and his staff assistant/ caddie, Cori Britt.
The new Mrs. Palmer resided in Tiburon CA, near San Francisco. She has three children -- son Al Gawthrop III (wife Janice); daughters Lynn Bouck (husband Craig) and Blair Gawthrop, and five grandchildren, all-living in Denver. Palmer has two daughters - Peggy Wears (husband Peter) of Durham NC and Amy Saunders (husband Roy) of Windermere FL - and seven grandchildren.