Golf News for Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | Books

NBC Publishing and Golf Channel release new ebook: 'Arnold Palmer: A Personal Journey'

NEW YORK -- NBC Publishing, in partnership with Golf Channel, have announced the release of a new eBook edition of "Arnold Palmer: A Personal Journey." Best-selling author Thomas Hauser captures the life of golf's most beloved icon, working directly with Palmer for a revealing look at the man behind the legend. The launch of this eBook coincides with the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the champion's prestigious namesake PGA tournament. This week, the world's top players tee-off at Bay Hill in Orlando with live coverage all week on Golf Channel, co-founded by Palmer, and this weekend on NBC.

The critically-acclaimed book, never before available as an eBook, includes new features such as exclusive photos from Palmer's personal archives, a foreword by Golf Channel's Commentator Rich Lerner, and a new afterword by Hauser. Filled with anecdotes from family, friends and colleagues, the eBook showcases Arnold Palmer, the trailblazer and entrepreneur - and Arnold Palmer, the husband, dad and friend. Also new to this edition is "Reflections on the Game," a poignant essay by Palmer, which was co-written with Hauser.

"I have always thought that, of all the books I have done, 'A Personal Journey' was a particularly good one with its wonderful selection of pictures and the excellent text that accompanied the photos," said Arnold Palmer. "I enjoyed working with Tom Hauser on the book and felt we created an interesting chronicle of my golfing career and my life."

"We're proud to publish this digital edition of Thomas Hauser's terrific book in cooperation with Arnold Palmer Enterprises and with the support of our colleagues at Golf Channel," said Cheryl Gould, SVP of NBC News and Executive in Charge of NBC Publishing.

"Arnold Palmer is one of sports' most-beloved icons who has made a tremendous impact on the popularity of golf around the world," said Mike McCarley, Golf Channel President. "His role in founding Golf Channel cannot be overstated, and he remains our most ardent supporter, a steadfast guiding force and an integral part of our success."

"Arnold Palmer: A Personal Journey" is available for Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Nook, and will captivate casual fans and golf enthusiasts alike with the story of how the legendary golfer lived the American dream, both on and off the green.

For more information, visit: www.golfchannel.com/arnoldpalmer.

About NBC Publishing
NBC Publishing, a division of NBC Universal Media, LLC, launched in January 2012 and will be releasing eBooks and enhanced eBooks throughout the coming year. This publishing group is part of NBC News and works across all divisions within NBC, Universal Studios, and Comcast. For more information, visit www.nbcpublishing.com.

About Golf Channel
Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. The Golf Channel cable network, co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and part of the NBC Sports Group, is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies. Exclusive partnerships with the world's top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, added to a programming schedule distinguished by golf's best news, instruction and original programming. Golf Channel's digital platform of businesses is led by www.GolfChannel.com, a leading golf destination on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, as well as services that help the recreational player with how to play, what to play and where to play golf.

About Arnold Palmer Enterprises
Arnold Palmer is many things to many people...world famous golf immortal and sportsman, highly-successful business executive, prominent advertising spokesman, skilled aviator, talented golf course designer and consultant, devoted family patriarch and a man with a down-to-earth common touch. Palmer is President of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, Inc., a multi-division structure which encompasses his global commercial activity and has continuously grown and evolved for over five decades by delivering on a promise of value, integrity and honesty. Arnold Palmer's licensing, endorsements, and spokesman associations are prevalent worldwide. For more information visit: www.arnoldpalmer.com.

For more information contact:
Dan Higgins
Golf Channel
t: 407-355-4018
e: dhiggins@golfchannel.com

Jeremy Friedman
Golf Channel
t: 407-355-4058
e: jfriedman@golfchannel.com