The time Dan Jenkins took a metal wood from President Bush

Dan Jenkins is coming for your fairway wood. (Getty Images)
Dan Jenkins is coming for your fairway wood. (Getty Images)

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Dan Jenkins penned a great piece for Golf Digest this month about how he's met six US presidents and how he used to play golf with George H. W. Bush.

There was a great moment where President Bush was quoting Jenkins' novels to Jenkins and also the time Jenkins swiped some stuff from Air Force One to give to friends and family.

But my favorite part was about how Jenkins told Bush he was going to keep one of his golf clubs one time they played together.

"June and I were house guests of 41 and Barbara on a weekend in Kennebunkport when the boss let me try out a golf club in his bag as we were playing Cape Arundel. It was a new kind of metal wood.

I hit a 180-yard screamer with the club that found the green close to the pin for a birdie. I said to the prez, 'This club is mine now.'

'Keep it,' he said. 'They send me clubs all the time.'"

The two were close, according to Jenkins, but it still takes some stones to tell the president of the United States you're keeping something that belongs to him.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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