Harding golf outing entries still available

President Harding’s golfing foursome at the Congressional Golf Club near Washington D.C. Participating were (left to right) Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish vaudeville star; President Harding; the president’s personal secretary George Christian Jr.; and Ed McLean, publisher of the Washington Post. (Photo Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection)

President Harding’s golfing foursome at the Congressional Golf Club near Washington D.C. (Photo Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection)

The inaugural President Harding Golf Outing this Sunday, April 27, 2015 at the Marion County Club, still has openings for a few golf teams. The outing, which benefits the Harding Home Presidential Site, is a tribute to President Warren Harding and his love of the game.

“President Harding took up golf later in life – when he was 51,” Harding Home Site Manager Sherry Hall said. “He was in the U.S. Senate in Washington when he was introduced to it, and he instantly fell in love with the game. The thing most of us can relate to, is he was just an average golfer who liked to spend time outside on a beautiful course with his friends.”

The Marion Country Club was built with the president’s love of golf in mind. The Club’s founders thought it would be a perfect venue for the president to relax when he traveled back to Marion from the White House. Unfortunately, he died of a heart attack before his first term was over.

Several members of the Harding family will be participating in the event, allowing attendees to meet and greet them – and to discuss President Harding’s expertise on the golf course. Four-person teams are $400, and include registration materials, greens fees and carts, box lunches and a buffet dinner.

A live auction, featuring prints of paintings by local artist Joe Howard, and other items, will take place during the dinner. Non-golfers can attend the dinner for $25 each. Registration begins at noon, with a shotgun start at noon. The dinner will begin at approximately 5 p.m. All participation fees are tax-deductible.

For more information, contact the Harding Home at 1-800-600-6894, shall@hardinghome.org or the Marion Country Club at 740-387-0974. The country club is located at 2415 Crissinger Road, just off State Route 4 south of Marion.

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