These photographs were dug up by PastureGolf
moles tunneling deep within the National Archives
Rail spliting produced an immortal President in Abraham
Lincoln; but golf, with twenty-nine million courses, hasn't produced
even a good A-No. I congressman. --Will Rogers
I know I'm getting better at golf
because I'm hitting fewer spectators. -- Gerald R. Ford
The year is
1926. Gerald R. Ford, Jr., stands in front of his boyhood
home at 649 Union Street, SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is
wearing plus-fours and other proper golf
attire and carrying a golf bag over his shoulder.
Source: ARC Identifier: 186893.
Gerald R. Ford Library (NLGRF), 1000 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor,
MI 48109-2114 PHONE: 734-741-2218, FAX: 734-741-2341, EMAIL:
email@example.com Production Date: 1926 Part of: Series:
Ford White House.
Prime Ministers, Presidents and Popes have all been
golfers (except we're not so sure about the Pope, though he has
been known to putt around Vatican Square in a vehicle suspiciously
resembling a golf cart). PastureGolf has discovered archival images,
some more than a half century old, that we believe deserve to be
dusted off and brought into the light of a new day. This astonishing
collection of historical photographs includes scenes of famous,
influential, even powerful people who risked everything, their positions
in society and government, their self-respect, their fame and fortune,
to be seen playing the game of golf. As you are probably aware,
golf is a fickle game. Even at its best it can be a leveler of egos,
while at its worst it can destroy marriages, partnerships, friendships,
possibly even peace between nations!
PastureGolf.com is absolutely delighted to bring
you these rare photographs of famous folks, though not so famous
Attorney General Kennedy, McGeorge
Bundy, Vice President Johnson, Arthur Schlesinger, Admiral Arleigh
Burke, President Kennedy, Mrs. Kennedy watching the fifteen minute
historic flight of Astronaut Shepard on television,
May 5, 1961 becoming the first American in space. Cecil Stoughton,
photographer. Source: John Fitzgerald
Kennedy Library, Boston, MA.
Golf is a game kings and presidents play when they
get tired of running countries. - Charles Price
President Kennedy, Press
Secretary Pierre Salinger, K. Lemoyne Billings in Hyannisport for a weekend
of golfing, July 27, 1963. Cecil Stoughton, photographer. Source: John
Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Columbia Point, Boston, MA.
Richard M. Nixon ready to tee off, August
26, 1970. Robert L. Knudsen, Photographer. Interested in Richard
Fred MacMurray, Bob Hope, Richard M.
Nixon playing golf in California, January 18, 1970. Oliver Atkins, photographer.
Source of the two images above: Nixon Presidential Materials Staff, 8601
Adelphi Rd., College Park, MD.
President Reagan putting a golf ball
around Air Force One on November 16, 1985.
Source: ARC Identifier: 198571 Ronald Reagan
Library (NLRR), 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065-0600 PHONE:
800-410-8354, FAX: 805-522-9621, EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Coverage
President George Bush golfing at Cape
Arundel Golf Course in Kennebunkport, Maine, September 3, 1989. David
Valdez, photographer. Source: George Bush Library, 1000 George Bush Drive
West, College Station, TX.
Though politicians are most frequently seen
conking spectators in the head with right-angle duck hooks, several
have had holes in one. - Jack McCallum, Ace Venture,
from Sports Illustrated. (Click for More)
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