Firestone CC to Rename Famous Bridge After Golf Legend

By | July 14th, 2017

The bridge at Firestone CC will be dedicated to Arnold Palmer before the start of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

During the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational next month, Firestone Country Club (Akron) will pay tribute to golf legend, Arnold Palmer, who died in September at the age of 87, by naming the stone bridge on the 16th hole the Arnold Palmer Bridge.

Palmer not only won three tournaments at well-known course but he also gave its signature 16th hole its “Monster” nickname after carding an 8 there during the 1960 PGA Championship, reports the Akron/Beacon Journal.

Ever since, the hole — 667 yards long with a pond in front of the green — has been known as “The Monster.”

A plaque will be placed on the floor of the bridge to honor Palmer and a dedication ceremony will be held on Aug. 2. (The tournament runs Aug. 3-6.)

The course also will host a charity walk in Palmer’s honor Aug. 2 to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital and UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

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