On the morning of February 17, President Eisenhower, surely one of the ranking enthusiasts in the centuries-old history of golf, returned to play the game he loves for the first time since his September heart attack. Limiting himself to nine holes over the Glen Arven Country Club in Thomasville, Ga., the President (playing in a foursome with Jim Hagerty, the White House Press Secretary, John Walter, Glen Arven pro, and Lloyd Megahee, the club president) shot a 47, a very creditable score indeed over the par 36, 3,329-yard stretch for a man who had been away from the game so long. On two subsequent outings at Glen Arven (when the photographs above were taken) the President played 18 holes. He took things easy between shots by riding in an electric golfmobile driven by a Secret Service agent. In other respects, too, Ike took sensible precautions to curb his natural intensity for golf. "You're going to hear a heck of a lot of laughter today," he told his foursome just before beginning his first round. "My doctor has given me orders that if I don't start laughing instead of cussing when I miss those shots he's going to stop me from playing golf. So every time I miss a shot you're going to hear a haw-haw-haw." On the evenings after his rounds, friends of the President were of the opinion that his spirits were higher than they had been for months. Golf has its way.
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April 30, 1956
DRIVING TIP FROM THE TOP, BIG DAY IN THE LOCKER ROOM, SOUTHERN ATHLETES WIN REBELLION, HARVARD HAS FUN IN THE SUN, ARMY SHRINKS GOLA, RAINIER GETS A WEDDING PRESENT
- MILLE MIGLIA 16
The beautiful hills of Italy become a nightmare of turns for race drivers in this week's classic
New York's International Auto Show proves a point: between them, Europe and the U.S. are producing OOHS AND AHS FOR ALL
Baseball's first professional team toured the country in 1869 and won 64 games, tied one. Next season they won 27 straight, but then they came to Brooklyn and challenged the Atlantics, pride of the East