Arnie and Jack

by | Apr 19, 2023 | News


Charlie Mechem, one of golf’s true “nice guys,’’  has released the audiobook version of his popular book, Arnie and Jack: Stories of My Long Friendship with Two Remarkable Men.

In the Arnie and Jack audiobook, listeners will get a front-row seat to many of golf’s cherished moments in locales rich in history, as narrated by 92-year-old Mechem with a combination of wit, humor, and emotion. Through his stories, Mechem, former Commissioner of the LPGA, takes you on the course at pro-golf’s famous Bay Hill, Camargo Club, Muirfield Village, Tradition, and Augusta National, as well as off the course at the Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant, the Captain’s Club, even the White House and Congress.

Mechem’s remarkable legal and business career spanned six decades and included his role as a longtime advisor to  Palmer and Nicklaus.

“I was honored and privileged to know Arnie and Jack for many years as good friends and to be blessed by those relationships,” said Mechem. “My friendship with these two men has greatly enriched my life.

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,” Nicklaus said.

The Arnie and Jack audiobook is now available on all major audiobook platforms.


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Steve Pike

Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career covers Major League Baseball, the NFL, and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World, and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the website for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa, and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California.