Former President George HW Bush golf items sold for $30K

BOSTON (AP) A set of golf items that once belonged to former President George H.W. Bush has sold at auction for $30,000.

Bush had given the Callaway golf bag, size 11 Nike Air golf shoes and Titleist Scotty Cameron `Big Sur' putter to a worker at the Cape Arundel Golf Club in Maine.

The auction ended Thursday for the items including golf balls that were offered by Boston-based RR Auction.

The nation's 41st president was known for his breakneck golf pace while vacationing in Kennebunkport, Maine.

He once zipped through 18 holes in less than two hours. The White House physician called it ''aerobic golf.''

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.