It was, by all accounts, a typical Palmer Cup day at Latrobe Country Club.
Skies were bright blue, teams from the West Penn Golf Association and the Tri-State PGA were dressed in their team gear, setting the stage for yet another memorable event that honors the man whose name the event proudly carries.
Just over a week from what would have been his 93rd birthday and just over a week from his passing on September 26, 2016, the presence of the King was definitely a part of this annual event.
“I would definitely say it was a reflective sort of day,” said Sean Knapp, a veteran participant and leader of team WPGA. “It started for me a few weeks ago at the U.S. Senior Amateur, which was held at the Country Club of Detroit.”