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