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Arnie and Jack: Stories of My Long Friendship With Two Remarkable Men, shares in detail the relationship between the iconic and legendary golfers – Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

No one knew them better than author, Charlie Mechem, former Commissioner of the LPGA and longtime advisor to both icons.


“I can say with complete conviction that there isn’t a person, past or present, who knows more about us and the stories that took place than Charles Mechem,” says Nicklaus.

Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what others have said about the book.

“There can never be enough stories about these two great legends from the game of golf. Charlie has captured and told us some of the best.”

Tom Watson


"It’s a 'must read’ for any golf fan who can’t get enough of the King and Golden Bear, and even for those non-golfers who want a peek behind the curtain at what makes great men, well, great."

Steve Pike,



“If you are a fan of the game, you walk away from this book admiring Arnie and Jack even more than before. But more importantly, you walk away shaking your head in awe at the author. What a life Charlie Mechem has led. He remains an inspiration to all who know him.”

Steve Eubanks,


“I could not put the book down. Mine will be saved with my favorite books and I purchased a quantity for special gifts and occasions. Being at the Palmer Memorial service, I heard Charlie's Eulogy live. Millions saw it on television. Charlie speaks from the heart, and you will be part of the heartbeat. The last Chapter and picture will make you smile. THUMBS UP from this Latrobean.”

John Charles Rusbosin, Golf Heritage Society Ambassador


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“I ordered this for my husband, an avid golfer, for Father's Day. He could not put it down. Great read. Quick read. He would laugh and read passages to me. He loved it.”

Kelly (Amazon)


“What a great book! It’s very well written and has great stories. I definitely recommend it!”

Scott (Amazon)

Arnie and Jack is the perfect gift for the golfer in your life. Get your Christmas shopping done early and buy copies for all the golfers in your life. Don’t forget to pick one up for yourself!

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