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All the Presidents’ clubs go under the hammer

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The day when US decides whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be its next president, a Boston-based auction house is selling golfing memorabilia that once belong to former president of USA George H.W. Bush and John F.Kennedy.

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No president was born into a family with such rich golf tradition. His maternal grandfather, George Herbert Walker, was president of the USGA and founded the Walker Cup. His father, Prescott Bush, also was a USGA president. It was for his dedication to the game — not his playing ability as an 11-handicap — that Bush was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Bush also was decades ahead of his time on the course, insisting on playing “speed golf.” Any round that wasn’t over in less than three hours was too long for the 41st President.

Bush who served the country from 1989 to 1993 His Titleist Scotty Cameron “Big Sur” chest putter — with “George Bush” engraved on the face in white text — is the auction’s highlight. Also up for grabs is a Callaway “Big Bertha” golf bag with a Cape Arundel Golf Club membership tag, engraved “President George H. W. Bush, Member” and several golf balls bearing his signature or presidential seal.

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A previous auction at RR also included a golf ball set which once belonged to JFK — it sold for over $30,000 — though Livingstone estimates the current collection will fetch a more modest sum of just over $5,000.

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