On this episode of TeeBox Chatter I have the absolute pleasure and honour of being welcomed by Mr. Charles Mechem. I have to be careful in referring to Mr. Mechem as “mister” as I was warned by him, but what can I respect? It’s about respect.

Charlie Mechem the author of the soon-to-be-released book “Arnie and Jack”. Flanked by Mr. Palmer and Mr. Nicklaus.

Mr. Mechem (now known as Charlie moving forward) is a man that has accolades that when I first read up on him… Made my eyes bulge. His resume is beyond impressive and includes holding titles and/or positions including…

  • Upon graduating from Yale Law School, Charlie became a Partner at the law firm of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister (1955 – 1967)
  • Chairman of the Board –Taft Broadcasting Company (1967 — 1988) which included the likes of Hanna-Barbera and amusement parks to name just a couple
  • Personal Business Advisor to the late Arnold Palmer (1996 – 2016) and to golf legend Jack Nicklaus. Has also acted as personal business advisor to golfers Juli Inkster, Annika Sorenstam and Dottie Pepper.
  • Commissioner of the LPGA (1990-1995)

Many thanks go out to Vanessa Price from Read the Greens Golf Media for arranging this interview. Ms. Price also has a couple of cameos in this episode. Vanessa is handling the public relations side of things for Charlie for his soon to be released book “Arnie and Jack”.

I welcome Charlie to the first tee for an enlightening and candid chat as we discuss the truth about the legendary golfers’ rivalry, flying with Arnie, a steakhouse, and much more.

Please listen in.