THE FIRST ANNUAL Presidents Golf Championship (PGC) at the ARMCHAIR GOLF BLOG will include the commentary and analysis of Don Van Natta, Jr., author of First Off the Tee: Presidential Hackers, Duffers, and Cheaters from Taft to Bush, a New York Times bestseller and Sports Illustrated book of the year.
The PGC was introduced last week at ARMCHAIR GOLF in response to a January Golf Digest article that ranked the 15 presidential golfers. The PGC will take presidential golfing abilities a step further by placing the 15 (plus one to be named) in a match-play tournament at Augusta National.
I didn’t know what to expect when I interrupted Don’s Saturday morning with a phone call. But he accepted the analyst role without hesitation and is already providing sage input. ARMCHAIR GOLF is fortunate to have him on board for the first PGC.
Don is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for the New York Times and co-author of Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton. His feature article on the next First Golfer, President-elect Barack Obama, will appear in the February issue of Golf Digest.
Win an Autographed Book!
Beginning today through the end of the tournament (around Inauguration Day), ARMCHAIR GOLF will accept entries for a free drawing for an autographed copy of First Off the Tee. Sign up at right under the brown box.
−The Armchair Golfer
America’s Golfing Presidents