David Shedloski, co-author with Arnold Palmer of “A Life Well Played: My Stories”
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Fred M. Rogers Center
David S. Shedloski will be the next speaker in the Saint Vincent College Threshold Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Fred M. Rogers Center.
Admission is free, but reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by clicking the registration button or calling 724-805-2177.
An award-winning professional sports journalist for more than 30 years, Shedloski has won 21 national writing awards, including 19 for golf writing. A former sportswriter for several daily newspapers, he currently contributes to a variety of golf publications, including “Golf Digest” and “Kingdom” magazine. He also serves as editorial director of “The Memorial,” the official magazine of the Memorial Tournament. Shedloski has covered more than 500 golf tournaments worldwide, including nearly 100 major championships.
In addition to his prolific journalism career, Shedloski has authored or contributed to seven books, including memoirs of two of the biggest names in golf’s history as well as several acclaimed compilations.
In 2016, Shedloski collaborated with legendary golfer, noted Latrobe native and longtime friend of Saint Vincent College, Arnold Palmer, for the book “A Life Well Played: My Stories.” Released less than a month after Palmer’s death, the book was an instant New York Times bestseller. It offers wisdom and lessons from Palmer, who is often regarded as being the most important figure in the history of golf.
In gathering Palmer’s impressive collection of memories, anecdotes and wisdom, Shedloski regularly met with the venerable golfing great and his confidants at his Latrobe home. While many of the subjects in the book may be familiar to Palmer’s loyal fan base across the globe, this final memoir allowed him to choose those stories that were most important to him, ranging from his childhood in Latrobe through his later years. Throughout the book, readers are treated to Palmer’s own fresh perspective on some of the more impactful moments on his life.