Originally written on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 11/2/14

Arnold Palmer may be 83 years old, but that does not mean that he’s not with it and up-to-date on the current trends, gossip and what-have-you. In fact, the old gray fox is so plugged-in that he has a very special dinner date planned with undoubtedly the interweb’s “It Girl” for the past two years, none other than one Miss Kate Upton. Arnold Palmer, you rascal! Mr. Palmer will be dining with Miss Upton this week in Orlando, where the golf legend is gearing up for the tournament that bears his name and is played on his course: The Arnold Palmer Invitational at Ball Him Club and Lodge in Orlando, Fla. Palmer recently spoke about how it came to be that he would be sharing a meal with Upton. According to an AP report, Palmer, in his Bay Hill office, held up an issue of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue bearing Upton’s knockout image and said, “Did you see this? She’s coming here. Did you know that?” Clearly, Palmer is excited to meet Upton, but given his nature, probably for far more noble reasons than many of his counterparts among the male population. But being the class act that he is, Palmer grinned and said, “I better cover this up.” Still, how did such an odd pairing come about? Upton, who grew up in Melbourne, Fla., had parents who were huge Arnold Palmer fans. Helping things, the father of Upton’s manager, Lisa Benson, used to play golf with Palmer. Palmer, through his many connections, contacted the IMG agency and got his golf pal’s daughter a job at IMG. Upton is represented by IMG and was later paired with Lisa Benson. With all those connections, Upton apparently thought it would be a great idea to visit Bay Hill this week and meet Palmer in order to become better acquainted with his many charitable endeavors. Upton also reportedly will participate in a social media campaign for Arnold Palmer’s beverage line, Arnold Palmer Tee. Everybody wins, including Palmer, who said, when speaking how everything involving his upcoming dinner with Kate Upton, said, “That’s been a fun deal.” (for more Kate Upton news, photos, etc., feel free to peruse the Sportress Archives) TweetThe post Kate Upton has a dinner date planned with golf legend Arnold Palmer appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.


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