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October 19 2013

8:16 AM

Palmer statue unveiled at Wake Forest

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The Arnold Palmer statue at Wake Forest measures nine feet tall.
Nick Sebesta/Wake Forest Athletic Communications

One of Wake Forest's most famous players was honored with a 1,400-pound statue on Friday night in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Arnold Palmer was on hand for the unveiling of a statue featuring his likeness on the grounds of the Arnold Palmer Golf Complex. The on-campus practice facility, opened in 2010, sits on 17 acres near the ACC school, which Palmer attended from 1947-50 before entering the Coast Guard.

ESPN.com reported: "According to Wake Forest, the statue weighs 1,392 pounds, stands 9 feet tall and has an overall height of just under 13 feet to the top of the golf club. It was created by Bruce Wolfe, who began the project in his native Northern California some two years ago. Wolfe and his team spent 18 months developing the clay model, and once it was completed, it was transported to a foundry in New York, where another nine months was spent on casting and finishing."

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