NewsNovember 11, 2016

Wait, someone paid WHAT for President Bush's golf equipment?

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 22:  Former United States President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara pose with the Presidents Cup during the first round of The Presidents Cup at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Prince William County, Virginia on September 22, 2005.  (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA)
US PGA TOURUNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 22: Former United States President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara pose with the Presidents Cup during the first round of The Presidents Cup at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Prince William County, Virginia on September 22, 2005. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA)

Two weeks ago, we let you know that a collection of golf equipment belonging to President George H.W. Bush -- including a golf bag, putter, shoes and golf balls -- was up for auction. The equipment was originally given by Bush to a worker at Cape Arundel Golf Club, a course in Kennebunkport, Maine where Bush was a member. Considering the lot featured just one actual club -- compared to, say, John F. Kennedy's complete set -- we didn't think this auction would garner much attention.

How wrong we were. Offered by Boston-based RR Auction, the Bush equipment display fetched $30,000 this week.

Granted, it's not often a President's personal equipment goes on the market. Still, $30,000? We only hope they're in better condition that JFK's bats:


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