Handicap: 11 – 12 | Rounds played: 24 | Per year Average: 3
Although not as prolific of a golfer as his counterparts, President Bush decided to stop playing golf at the start of the Iraq war in 2003, saying that “playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signals.” Once out of office, he started playing again and even defended his successor President Obama when he was being accused of hitting the course too frequently. In a Golf Channel interview, he was quoted as saying “I think he ought to play golf” further elaborating, “I know the pressure of the job, and to be able to get outside and play golf with some of your pals is important for the president. It does give you an outlet.”
Post presidency, President Bush has been highly involved with various organizations including his own George W. Bush Presidential Center, which holds an annual Warrior Open, a golf tournament for wounded soldiers.