Arnold Palmer leaves lasting legacy in Metro Detroit

Palmer's road to greatness started at Oakland Hills

DETROIT – Arnold Palmer always got angry at fellow professionals who scribbled their signatures when signing autographs.

He said if someone is taking the time to get an autograph, professionals should take the time to care. That shows the man Palmer was -- caring more about his fans and, in turn, the indelible legacy he left on the game of golf.

What many people don't know is that Palmer's road to greatness started at Oakland Hills.

Local 4's Guy Gordon went to Oakland Hills to retrace Palmer's early years in golf.

At 16 years old, Palmer played in his first national junior event outside of his home state of Pennsylvania.

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Arnie's Army consisted of just his mother and father when he was runner-up in the 1946 Hearst Junior Championship in Oakland Hills.

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