Howdy Giles served in the Navy, first as an intern in the San Diego Naval Hospital and finally as a dentist aboard the USS Fulton. Along with his love for photography, Howdy is an avid golfer. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware. James Dodson is an author who wrote a regular column in Golf Magazine for almost 20 years. His 1996 book Final Rounds the Golf Book of the Year Award from the International Network of Golf. He lives in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Arnold Palmer is a professional golfer who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men's professional golf. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955.
The King and I: An Unlikely Journey from Fan to Friendby Howdy Giles, James Dodson (Introduction), Arnold Palmer (Foreword by)
Howdy and Arnold’s friendship began with a rather ordinary encounter nearly 50 years ago when Howard Giles snapped a simple photograph of his hero passing in a parade; it has since grown into a remarkable friendship between an American legend and his most ardent fan. Since that time, Giles has conservatively snapped more than a quarter-million photographs of Palmer. Sharing never-before-seen images of Palmer on and off the golf course over the past four decades, The King and I explores one of the most charismatic figures in the history of the game, from intimate private moments to extraordinary public events. The book is told with refreshing candor and wit by perhaps the ultimate fan of the man and also includes entertaining commentaries from Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, former President George H.W. Bush, Gov. Tom Ridge, and a host of colorful former and current PGA Tour stars.
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I like most sports, but I love Golf and My favorite Golfer of all time is Arnold Palmer. I have just read "The King and I" by Howdy Giles and cannot fathom, being able to become a friend of Arnold Palmers. With all of the millions of fans, Mr. Palmers has, to become a true friend is mind boggling. Only a man such as Arnold Palmer could this have ever happened. The Photographs are incredible, and the book gives us a reconfirmation of what a true gentleman Mr. Palmer is and will always be, a man with class. I will treasure this book.