William Howard Taft
Taft was the first U.S. President to take up golf, but it didn't sit well with some who thought he should spend more time in the Oval Office and less on the golf course (sound familiar?). In a letter from Teddy Roosevelt
, Taft was warned of the negative perception his playing golf was creating. "It would seem incredible that anyone would care one way or the other about your playing golf, but I have received hundreds of letters from the West protesting it. I myself play tennis, but that game is a little more familiar; besides, you never saw a photograph of me playing tennis, I am careful about that; photographs of me on horseback, yes; tennis, no. And golf is fatal."
-- Alex Myers
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