US presidents and golf handicap: the ranking

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US presidents and golf handicap: the ranking

Golf has been a sport practiced by the presidents of the United States quite regularly. We can remember how Dwight Eisenhower unsuccessfully petitioned to cut down a pine tree in Augusta National that used to cause him headaches and became known as the Eisenhower Tree.

There was even a website that counted how many days a year Donald Trump played during his presidency. The tycoon had it easy, since the Trump Golf empire has courses in Miami, Los Angeles or New York in the US, and outside his country, for example in Dubai, Indonesia or Ireland.

Of course, the jewel in the crown is Turnberry, in Scotland, which was dropped from the British Open rotation due to the former president's various views and policies. But, at a sporting level, which president had the lowest handicap? The magazine 'Golf Digest' has published the ranking.

Presidents, ranking

William Taft (1909-1913): HÁNDICAP 20
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953 y 1961): HÁNDICAP 18
George W. Bush (2001-2009): HÁNDICAP 15
Barack Obama (2009-2017): HÁNDICAP 13
Barack Obama (2009-2017): HÁNDICAP 13
Gerald Ford (1974 - 1977): HÁNDICAP 12
Bill Clinton (1993-2001): HÁNDICAP 12
George H.

W. Bush (1989-1993): HÁNDICAP 11
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945): HÁNDICAP 8
John F. Kennedy (1961-1963): HÁNDICAP 7
Joe Biden (2021-actualidad): HÁNDICAP 6,7
Donald Trump ( 2017-2021): HÁNDICAP 2,8 The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played.

They are jointly written and maintained by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the governing body for golf worldwide, outside of the United States and Mexico, which are governed by the United States Golf Association.

An expert commission made up of members of the R&A and USGA, oversees and refines the rules every four years. The latest revision has been in force since January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that improve understanding and those that in certain cases reduce penalties to ensure balance.

The rule book, entitled "Rules of Golf", is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status. In Italy it is up to Federgolf to supervise the competitions by enforcing the rules issued by the R & A, checking that these rules are observed by the Clubs, Associations and their members and manages the resulting sporting justice, protecting their interests abroad.