By Catherine M. Lewis
“Golf . . . is a game within which the entire American family members can participate--fathers and moms, little children alike. It deals fit respite from day-by-day toil, refreshment of physique and mind.” --President Dwight D. Eisenhower On January 24, 1953, 4 days after his inauguration, the hot York instances said that President Dwight D. Eisenhower were noticed at the White residence garden training his brief irons towards the Washington Monument. This photograph of “The golf normal” was once person who the yank public fast turned familiar with, as Eisenhower is expounded to have performed approximately 800 rounds through the process his two-term presidency. He befriended the game's so much cherished gamers, together with Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, and Byron Nelson, and used to be the topic of 1000s of golfing jokes and cartoons. The public's information of Eisenhower's obsession with golfing led on to the sport's mid-century surge in recognition. In do not Ask What I Shot, famous historian Catherine M. Lewis bargains a special exchange portrait of Ike and this watershed interval in American heritage. “Any time you have got someone within the place of President Eisenhower, who was once so captivated with golfing and had the click being attentive to his many tours at the golfing direction, it was once going to make humans conscious of the sport and what kind of he loved enjoying it.” --Arnold Palmer "Don't Ask What I Shot is an engaging exam of 1 of golf's pivotal a long time, and the extraordinary president who did extra to popularize the sport than the other in history." -Mark Frost, award-winning writer of Grand Slam and the best online game Ever performed "Whatever remained to be performed to take away the final lines of the common man's rigorously nurtured prejudice opposed to a online game initially associated with the rich and aloof used to be performed by means of President Eisenhower."--Herbert Warren Wind, well known golfing author
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