And on the seventh day He rested, although if you are subscriber to His teachings, on this particular seventh day He did a bit more than that!
However, I’m still betting that Dwight Eisenhower played golf.
“Ike” was a member at Augusta National.
The Commanding General of the European Theater in World War II, Dwight David Eisenhower.
Some interesting tidbits about the nations 34th Chief Executive.
When liberating the concentration camps he called for all the media to record in photos, film and writing what was found saying, “there will come a time when people will try to say this never happened.”
He fell in love with Gettysburg while a student at West Point in 1915 and bought a farm there in 1950. He donated it to the National Park Service in 1967 and it was opened by them in 1980.
The “Eisenhower Pine” is located on the 17th hole at Augusta National, approximately 210 yards from the Masters tee. The President hit the tree so many times that, at a 1956 club meeting, he proposed that it be cut down. Not wanting to offend the president, the club’s chairman, Clifford Roberts, immediately adjourned the meeting rather than reject the request. The tree still stands.
The 18th hole at Cherry Hills Country Club, near Denver, is named in his honor. Eisenhower was a longtime member of the club, which operated one of his favorite courses.
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) aircraft carrier, commissioned in 1977, was named after the former president.
- In December 1999, Eisenhower was listed on Gallup’s List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century.
- In 2009, Eisenhower was named to the World Golf Hall of Fame in the Lifetime Achievement category for his contributions to the sport.
And so it is on this date in Fenway Park history, April 9, 2012, Easter Sunday.