Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 6/20/14

Recently former President Bill Clinton sat down with a group of reporters to discuss the William J. Clinton Foundation’s recent coupling with the PGA to sponsor a tournament next January. During the gathering, Clinton sidesteps politics and focuses solely on his experiences with the game he loves. It’s quite the fascinating read, with Bubba sharing some golf-related stories that his position in life has allowed him.

The highlights are numerous, beginning with Clinton sharing that he used to caddy for PGA events in his hometown in Arkansas as a 10-year-old boy. Clinton also cracks a few jokes about the difference between the shape of professional golfers then and now. Clinton goes on to share stories about George W. Bush ripping on him for his handicap, the opportunity to play a round with Padraig Harrington, playing a round with Michael Jordan, and how he recently shot a 92 while playing with President Obama (who beat Clinton).

Then Clinton told one final story. He shared that he likes to walk his dogs along the woods that border a private golf course near his home in Westchester County, New York. The reason being that he hunts for golf balls. Clinton added:

I don’t know why I do this, because Lord knows I have all the golf balls I can use and the money now to buy more. But I take a little basket with me, and a tool to clean off the balls we find. I’ve got at least a hundred now. It reminds me of when I was 12.”

If that quotation doesn’t capture the greatness of golf, I don’t know what ever will.


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