This book is the perfect keepsake that elevates any golf event gift or swag bag.

SAN DIEGO, CA. – January 23, 2023 – Charlie Mechem’s latest book, Arnie and Jack: Stories of My Long Friendship with Two Remarkable Men, is available for golf tournaments and events.
“For the past several months, we have received a great deal of interest from golf tournament directors who would like to include my book in their gift bags,” said Mechem. “We are pleased to offer them wholesale pricing to make it easier to purchase in larger quantities.”
The Memorial Tournament took advantage of wholesale pricing to give Arnie and Jack to sponsors and media at their 2022 event. “The Memorial Tournament was proud to offer Charlie Mechem’s new book as part of our sponsor and media package this year,” said Tournament Executive Director Dan Sullivan. “It gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between Jack and Arnie and it was a big hit with everyone.”
Mechem has partnered with the Golf Tournament Association of America (GTAA) as a Preferred Vendor. The GTAA is the Association for all Golf Tournaments and Events – Fundraisers, Corporate Outings, Networking, and Amateur Competitive Events. “The GTAA has been instrumental in helping us connect with golf organizations to help them elevate their events with my book,” added Mechem.
In Arnie and Jack, Mechem shares some of his most memorable moments that occurred alongside his good friends, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus. Some of the recollections he shares are individual stories about Arnie or Jack and some are stories about the two of them together. They all combine to give readers a unique view of two of the most memorable people in golf.
“I can say with complete conviction that there isn’t a person, past or present, who knows more about Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, and the stories that took place between the two of us — and individually — than Charlie Mechem,” said Jack Nicklaus.
Arnie and Jack is 152 pages and is published by Mission Point Press. It includes forewords by Jack Nicklaus and Doc Giffin, Arnold Palmer’s personal assistant for 50 years.
For wholesale orders for events, please visit or contact Doug Weaver at, or 231-421-9513.
About Charlie Mechem:
Charles Mechem was a lawyer for Cincinnati’s prestigious law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister, a business executive who headed the Taft Broadcasting empire of media outlets, Hanna-Barbera, Kings Island Amusement Park, and then the commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association. He was a longtime consultant and advisor to Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. But Charlie is not all business. Born in Nelsonville, Ohio, a small town nestled in the northwestern corner of Athens County, Charlie still thinks of himself as a small-town boy, and is constantly in awe of the many wonderful friends that his career allowed him to meet and enjoy. He and his wife, Marilyn, have three children and five grandchildren and live in California.
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