For many golf fans in the mid 1950s, the 1954 US Amateur was the first time they heard the name Arnold Palmer. It would not be the last time. Arnold Palmer went on to win the 54 Amateur. After that tournament, Palmer quit the job he had selling paint and turned professional. He would go on to transcend the game on an off the course.
Offered here is an actual contestant's badge from the 1954 US Amateur, which was won by Arnold Palmer at the Country Club of Detroit. This was the actual badge issued to one of the golfers competing against Palmer at that historic tournament ,