May 09, 2011
This week, the World Golf Hall of Fame is recognizing six people in the world of golf that have made substantial contributions to the game. We will be profiling all six, giving you relevant information about them and why they're a part of the new Hall of Fame class.
Considering everything President George H.W. Bush has done for our country, it shouldn't come as any surprise that the man who did so much for our country is getting honored for something that's near and dear to his heart -- that of course being his love and dedication to growing the game of golf.
President Bush will be inducted on Monday via lifetime achievement category. You don't need to look any further than the family's golf history to see the game was in his blood from the moment he first picked up a club.
His maternal grandfather, G.H. Walker, was president of the U.S. Golf Association in the 1920's and is credited with coming up with the idea for the Walker Cup, the Ryder Cup-style matches between the best collegiate players from the U.S., Great Britain and Ireland.
Bush sports a 15 handicap and plays a quick round of golf, so for those of you out there with pace-of-play complaints, President Bush is definitely a guy you'd like to have in your foursome on a Saturday morning. His support for the game of golf, the PGA Tour and countless other tournaments gave him the HoF nod. Congrats, Mr. President.