National Affairs: A Golfer in the White House

On a commuters train heading into New York one morning last week, two Republican suburbanites gazed at newsphotos of Ike on the Augusta National Golf Links and savored the full measure of their triumph. Said one at last: "Thank God, we've got a golfer in the White House again!"

Like the Republican Party, the nation's golfers have suffered from a long presidential drought. Ike will be the first golf-playing President since Coolidge and the most enthusiastic since Harding.

The first U.S President to become aware of golf was Ulysses S. Grant. On a trip to...

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