Lot #8176
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Presidential practice golf club used by Ike
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Estimate: $1000+

Description

Presidential practice golf club used by Ike

President Dwight D. Eisenhower's personally-owned and -used practice golf club. Club consists of a lightweight 35.5″ shaft with a small weight attached to the bottom by several links of chain. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity on a White House card from President Eisenhower's World War II driver Sgt. Leonard Dry, which reads: "The practice golf club with weighted ball was used by Pres. Eisenhower to practice his golf swing." Also included is a photo of Dry with the club, as well as an inventory printout indicating that President Eisenhower gave Dry the club because "he came to doubt the use of it was helping his game." Supported by rock solid provenance, this unusual Ike-used practice club represents the well-documented relationship between the sport of golf and the nation’s commander-in-chief.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Presidents
  • Dates: #603 - Ended February 18, 2021