We asked SI Golf Group staffer to rank the top 10 golfing presidents based on their skill, passion and contribution to the game. Since no one was that familiar with President Taft's short game, we limited the poll to presidents since FDR. Here's our top 10..
1. Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Ike loosened up in his White House bedroom every morning with an 8-iron, hit balls on the White House lawn every day at 5 p.m., played 800 times in eight years as president and has a tree named after him at Augusta National. The man was serious about his golf." —Charlie Hanger (source: "Ike's Bluff", by Evan Thomas)
Left, Eisenhower shares a laugh with Arnold Palmer at the Gettysburg Country Club on Sept. 9, 1960.