After a long day of designing a course in the Palm Springs area, Arnold Palmer was ordering lunch and asked the waitress for a mixture of lemonade and iced tea. A woman sitting nearby overheard what he ordered and told the waitress, “I’ll have that Palmer drink.” Thus, the Palmer drink became known as an “Arnold Palmer,” and has spread throughout the nation as the “King” of all beverages. But now there is a new challenger called the “Golden Bear” and the rivalry is hotter than ever.
It’s about time golf legend Jack Nicklaus has his own drink. It’s called the “Golden Bear” and supposedly it’s “beary” good ! There are 3 refreshing flavors: lemonade with honey and ginseng, mango lemonade and strawberry lemonade.
The label on the “Golden Bear” drinks are really cool too. Included on the labels are pictures of:
- Nicklaus holding the Claret Jug after his 1978 British Open Victory
- The Golden Bear carrying son Gary off the green after the win at the 1973 PGA Championship
- Jack, the teenage basketball star for Upper Arlington High School—ironically known as the Golden Bears.
The “Arnold Palmer”, which is half ice tea and half lemonade is one of my favorite beverages after a round. I am looking forward to trying the Golden Bear soon.
And I also recently learned that a “John Daley” is a mix of “Arnold Palmer” with vodka. Therefore a “Tiger Woods” must be a mixture of the “Golden Bear” with sour grapes. Both blends are known to cause extreme headaches.
With that said, I will see you on the first tee.
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