Don’t Be a Duffer! Understanding the Sport of Golf
Helen Taft: Sports and Popular Culture
Skill: High School/College
Time Required: One to two class periods
Have you ever wondered why there is a Golf Channel? Some say it’s to provide background sound for Sunday afternoon naps! On the other hand, many people love the game, including a fair number of Presidents, starting with William Howard Taft, who played golf regularly, twice a week, despite a good deal of ridicule in political cartoons.