BookReview: First Off the Tee: Presidential Hackers, Duffers, and Cheaters From Taft To Bush
by Don Van Natta Jr., Perseus Books Group, October 30, 2004, 1586482653
Don Van Natta is a weekend "hacker" who wrote an article attacking Clinton's veracity on the golf course. He ended up play a round with Clinton, and having a degree of respect for him, despite him taking "Billigans", which are not "Mulligans" (cheats) or "Gimmes" (putts assumed, instead of taken).
The book covers all the golfing presidents up to #43, George W. Bush. The prose is excellent, and the annecdotes are wonderful. Kennedy was the best, LBJ was the worst, and simply didn't care. Golf and politics mix constantly in the book. It's an enjoyable read that will teach you something unique about all the presidents.
Via Rob 2006
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