Old Golf Balls of the Day October 6, 2015

The Real “General Ike” Golf Ball

It is well known that President Dwight D. Eisenhower was an avid golfer, so much so, that he had a practice green installed at the White House and he was a member of Augusta National. He received golf balls with many different monikers imprinted on them such as “Mr. President,” “D. D. Eisenhower,” and “Ike Eisenhower,” and according to the Eisenhower National Historic Site, his favorite was the Spalding Dot with “General Ike” inscribed on them.

The General Ike (1)

President Eisenhower’s personal used Spalding Dot Plus imprinted “General Ike,” circa 1962.

President Eisenhower’s personal used Spalding Dot Plus imprinted “General Ike,” circa 1962.

President Eisenhower’s personal used Spalding Dot Plus imprinted “General Ike,” circa 1962.

The Eisenhower National Historic Site.

Other Old Golf Ball of the Day

"General Ike" replica golf balls from the Gettysburg National Historic Site.

“General Ike” replica golf balls from the Gettysburg National Historic Site.