1. What internal games for employees are worth organizing?
  2. Profession: greenkeeper. Who are the keepers of golf courses and lawns?
  3. Best running shoes for men
  4. Is Duplicate Content Really a Problem?
  5. The Timing of Your Success: How Long to Wait for the Results of Positioning
  6. How to dentify the right keywords for local search?
  7. E-commerce optimization. How to increase the involvement of local consumers?
  8. Kneeler – a healthier substitute for an office chair
  9. 7 equipment and gadgets to equip a luxury yacht
  10. From William Howard Taft to Donald Trump – a golfing tradition at the White House
  11. POSITIONING – WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR SUCCESS IN SPORTS BUSINESS?
  12. What to run in during the winter?
  13. How to improve fitness?
  14. Where do you start with healthy eating?
  15. Trekking bike for work and vacations. A versatile companion on two wheels
  16. Board for manual hand training – a universal gadget that works well at home and at work
  17. LOCAL POSITIONING – SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS
  18. How much did athletes earn in 2021? Check out our ranking!
  19. Sports business relief – what will it give to clubs?
  20. What phone for athletes and active people?
  21. What is insurance for athletes?
  22. What to take on a long bike trip?
  23. Is it a good idea to buy sports equipment on installments and why?
  24. Going skiing – what should I take with me?
  25. What additional life insurance should I choose?
  26. Trekking – what are its benefits?
  27. How do you encourage employees to bike?
  28. Outdoor gym – a set of exercises that will relieve your back
  29. Construction of a golf course – a guide for investors
  30. Running – a great way to relax after work and keep fit
  31. Gadgets to help you monitor your workout
  32. Yoga at your desk – these asanas you can do at work!
  33. Is it possible to make a fortune from horse racing?
  34. Serena Williams – tennis player turned thriving businesswoman
  35. Which global millionaires loved the game of polo?
  36. Where to start working on your physique? Tips for working out
  37. How much does it cost to build a private tennis court?
  38. Strengthen leg muscles at work – office exercises for legs
  39. How do prestigious horse auctions work?
  40. How much does it cost to sail around the world?
  41. The most popular hand training devices
  42. How do you combine training with a full-time job?
  43. Ideas for sports integration of employees
  44. How much does it cost to raise a tennis champion?
  45. EMS – a modern form of training
  46. Yacht charter and leasing, or how to make money on exclusive boats
  47. Federer and other millionaires. Which tennis players earned the most in 2020?
  48. Cult golf courses – every golfer’s dream
  49. Investing in a yacht for rent – does it pay off?
  50. Benefits of playing squash that will be useful for business
  51. E-sports – an industry that pays to invest in
  52. Work ergonomics, or how to increase work comfort in the office
  53. Small exercise accessories to carry with you
  54. Carpal tunnel syndrome – what exercises will help prevent nerve ischemia?
  55. Prestigious ski destinations – which slopes are worth visiting?
  56. Beauty worth millions – the most expensive horse breeds in the world
  57. How to optimally select a racquet for a paddle?
  58. Under-desk equipment – a way to stay active during work hours
  59. How do I start playing golf and how much does it cost?
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Thursday, February 2, 2023
  1. What internal games for employees are worth organizing?
  2. Profession: greenkeeper. Who are the keepers of golf courses and lawns?
  3. Best running shoes for men
  4. Is Duplicate Content Really a Problem?
  5. The Timing of Your Success: How Long to Wait for the Results of Positioning
  6. How to dentify the right keywords for local search?
  7. E-commerce optimization. How to increase the involvement of local consumers?
  8. Kneeler – a healthier substitute for an office chair
  9. 7 equipment and gadgets to equip a luxury yacht
  10. From William Howard Taft to Donald Trump – a golfing tradition at the White House
  11. POSITIONING – WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR SUCCESS IN SPORTS BUSINESS?
  12. What to run in during the winter?
  13. How to improve fitness?
  14. Where do you start with healthy eating?
  15. Trekking bike for work and vacations. A versatile companion on two wheels
  16. Board for manual hand training – a universal gadget that works well at home and at work
  17. LOCAL POSITIONING – SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS
  18. How much did athletes earn in 2021? Check out our ranking!
  19. Sports business relief – what will it give to clubs?
  20. What phone for athletes and active people?
  21. What is insurance for athletes?
  22. What to take on a long bike trip?
  23. Is it a good idea to buy sports equipment on installments and why?
  24. Going skiing – what should I take with me?
  25. What additional life insurance should I choose?
  26. Trekking – what are its benefits?
  27. How do you encourage employees to bike?
  28. Outdoor gym – a set of exercises that will relieve your back
  29. Construction of a golf course – a guide for investors
  30. Running – a great way to relax after work and keep fit
  31. Gadgets to help you monitor your workout
  32. Yoga at your desk – these asanas you can do at work!
  33. Is it possible to make a fortune from horse racing?
  34. Serena Williams – tennis player turned thriving businesswoman
  35. Which global millionaires loved the game of polo?
  36. Where to start working on your physique? Tips for working out
  37. How much does it cost to build a private tennis court?
  38. Strengthen leg muscles at work – office exercises for legs
  39. How do prestigious horse auctions work?
  40. How much does it cost to sail around the world?
  41. The most popular hand training devices
  42. How do you combine training with a full-time job?
  43. Ideas for sports integration of employees
  44. How much does it cost to raise a tennis champion?
  45. EMS – a modern form of training
  46. Yacht charter and leasing, or how to make money on exclusive boats
  47. Federer and other millionaires. Which tennis players earned the most in 2020?
  48. Cult golf courses – every golfer’s dream
  49. Investing in a yacht for rent – does it pay off?
  50. Benefits of playing squash that will be useful for business
  51. E-sports – an industry that pays to invest in
  52. Work ergonomics, or how to increase work comfort in the office
  53. Small exercise accessories to carry with you
  54. Carpal tunnel syndrome – what exercises will help prevent nerve ischemia?
  55. Prestigious ski destinations – which slopes are worth visiting?
  56. Beauty worth millions – the most expensive horse breeds in the world
  57. How to optimally select a racquet for a paddle?
  58. Under-desk equipment – a way to stay active during work hours
  59. How do I start playing golf and how much does it cost?
  60. The richest sports club owners
  61. What do you need to know before playing paddle?
  62. Industry football tournaments gain in popularity

Doesn’t playing golf suit a head of state? Successive US presidents prove that over the decades, this elite sport has become a White House tradition. 

The president on the golf course – can it work?

The history of golf at the White House dates back to the early 20th century, and Howard Taft is widely credited as the president who brought the sport to the highest levels of government. While his predecessor, William McKinley, may have played golf, it was Taft who publicly professed his love for the now elite sport. It is also worth noting that not everyone viewed the passion of the then president with a favorable eye. Among others, Taft’s mentor – Theodore Roosevelt, who warned him about the fatal consequences of this “dangerous” game, was against it. The president did not pay much attention to the warnings, and during his term of office golf became a permanent fixture in the White House, although the game was not considered appropriate. 

Golf and politics – a perfect combination?

As it turned out, Howard Taft’s love of golf was also passed on to his successors. Dwight D. Eisenhower is considered to be the best golfer among the previous presidents of the United States, and he also has the greatest credit for promoting the sport. The thirty-fourth U.S. president not only played at home, but also got involved in various events such as the Masters tournament. Eisenhower personally congratulated its winners, which definitely left its mark on the popularity of golf in the United States and in other parts of the world. George H. Bush and his son George W. Bush, whose father claims to be quite skilled, have also never made a secret of their interest in golf.

There is, however, another side to the coin, namely the use of golf to further political interests. Leading the way were Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon. The former, in particular, saw the golf course as more of an environment to convince senators of the rightness of his decisions than a place to play sports. While playing golf, Johnson, among other things, approved the Voting Rights Resolution of 1965. He is also the author of the phrase: “If you want a place in politics, you have to learn one thing – never win at golf with the president.”

Golf at the White House – history continues today

The last three US presidents have also enjoyed spending time playing the sport. Barack Obama – an avid basketball player – at one time followed his spouse’s urging to try his hand at a slightly quieter sport and boasted 330 rounds at the end of his term. Donald Trump, often accused of cheating during the game, spent a lot of time on the golf course. It’s unclear how much of it was passion and how much was business, but you can’t deny him continuing the tradition – 308 rounds played is more than a decent score. Joe Biden plays a little less, but he doesn’t shy away from golf either.

As many as 17 of the 20 presidents of the United States have, to a greater or lesser extent, hit balls into holes. From being a sport that should not be played by a head of state, golf has become a trademark of the White House and it seems that subsequent presidents will keep the tradition alive for different reasons.

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