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Trivia Tuesday: Presidential Golfers

How well do you know Obama's predecessors?

President William Howard Taft is shown putting on the green at a Chevy Chase, Maryland, golf course. (Library of Congress/whitehouse.gov)

For this week's recess trivia, we're looking back on presidents who golf in honor of the end of President Barack Obama's last in-office August vacation.

Question 1

Which president was considered the first serious golfer? 

A. Grover Cleveland

B. William Howard Taft

C. Theodore Roosevelt

D. Benjamin Harrison

Question 2

President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his grandson, David, a golf lesson in 1955. (Photo from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library / whitehouse.gov)
President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his grandson, David, a golf lesson in 1955. (Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library/whitehouse.gov)

The second most enthusiastic presidential golfer was Dwight D. Eisenhower. Which of the courses below was closest to his vacation home?

A. Augusta National Golf Club

B. Baltusrol Golf Club

C. Oakmont Country Club

D. Pebble Beach Golf Links

Answers

1: B) William Howard Taft

2: A) Augusta National Golf Club 

The first correct answer was from Ian Donegan — Congratulations!

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