Ike, Golf, and Augusta

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St. Andrews wanted him. The Augusta National had him. The USGA and the PGA fawned over him. Bobby Jones was one of his closest friends. He played often with Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan. Arnold Palmer became like a son to him. Robert Trent Jones built a special mini-course for his use. Even his biggest adversary, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, began construction on a course for him to tee it up in the Soviet Union.

Dwight Eisenhower's path to golf's Hall of Fame and, one could ...

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Overview

St. Andrews wanted him. The Augusta National had him. The USGA and the PGA fawned over him. Bobby Jones was one of his closest friends. He played often with Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan. Arnold Palmer became like a son to him. Robert Trent Jones built a special mini-course for his use. Even his biggest adversary, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, began construction on a course for him to tee it up in the Soviet Union.

Dwight Eisenhower's path to golf's Hall of Fame and, one could make the case, his journey to the Oval Office as well, all began in the clubhouse of a French country club during the Battle of the Bulge when he first encountered an Augusta National member.

While president, Ike plays over 900 rounds of golf, a number that would have been much higher had a heart attack, stroke, and stomach surgery not slowed him down. Ike, Golf, and Augusta provides an insightful and entertaining look at Ike's passion for golf and his association with Augusta National Golf Club and a small group of ultra-powerful Augusta members he called "the gang." It also details how his golf became intertwined with the significant events of his presidency including the McCarthy Hearings, Sputnik, the Little Rock desegregation crisis, and the U-2 incident, just to name a few.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615739465
  • Publisher: David Sowell
  • Publication date: 12/5/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,303,529
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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