Ryan Palmer’s wife Jennifer Palmer was at their home in Colleyville, TX (nearby where the couple both grew up in Amarillo, TX) when she was informed that close friend Clay Aderholt had been struck and killed in an accident. Jennifer decided that it would be best if her husband’s business manager and close friend Shawn Gosdin be the one to inform Ryan of the tragedy.
Jennifer Palmer works at Ryan’s charity, The Ryan Palmer Foundation, which provides golf clinics, golf programs and scholarships to local youths in need. For every shot that Ryan makes on the tour, the couple makes a donation to their charity – up to $5,000 for a hole-in-one.
Ryan and Jennifer Palmer have two children, son Mason and daughter Madelyn. Jeff credits fatherhood with helping him to settle down, saying:
It’s so nice to go home after a round and they don’t care what I shot. Mason is just ready to play.