Presidential Swing: Top Politicians Love Golf


Horse racing may be the sport of kings, but golf is clearly the sport of presidents. Every president we’ve had since George H.W. Bush has been an avid player, and even those presidents who didn’t play regularly -- like Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan -- knew their way around the course. In fact, other than Jimmy Carter, Lyndon Johnson and Harry Truman, who preferred a game of poker, every modern president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt was as comfortable on the first tee as on the stump.


We had Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Brady Riggs analyze these videos to find out which president had the best swing, which president was the most overrated golfer, and to see what you can learn from our Golfers in Chief. Fore!




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