Saturday, April 23

Three Congressmen Take to the Golf Course

THE PEOPLE HAVE LONG been dissatisfied with Congress, but that hasn’t discouraged its Members from escaping to a golf course to chop away at the small ball. Here we have evidence from 1926 during the Calvin Coolidge administration. (Coolidge, by the way, was a lousy golfer. Real Clear Sports ranked him No. 1 on their list of Top 10 Least Athletic Presidents.)

The above three Congressmen (names not disclosed) are enjoying a round at Chevy Chase Club in Maryland, not far from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. I like the fellow on the far left. There’s something about his equipment, attire and demeanor that tells me he lightened the wallets of his playing partners.

−The Armchair Golfer

(Image: Public Domain, Library of Congress)


Brian Kuehn said...

Something tells me he lighten more than his playing partners wallets during his stint in Congress.

Charles Prokop said...

For one thing, the guy on the left is carrying his clubs like he's been there before. And I agree he's looks like he's got a secret about how the day is going to go.

I wish my bag was as small and light as those look, but I don't count 14 clubs either.

Anonymous said...

Albert Henry Vestal in the center,
My Great,great,great Uncle.