The scorecard at the right, proudly posted by the President after his first round last week over an unfamiliar Scottish course, is one of the rarest private documents of the Eisenhower presidency: in the U.S. his scores are rarely revealed, his scorecards never.
The blank card with which the President began his round gave him clues. No. 2 ("Mak Siccar") told him to make sure, be careful. No. 7 ("Roon the Ben") was a dogleg tip. No. 10 ("Dinna Fouter") amounted to "Don't falter, swing away." No. 15 ("Ca Canny") signaled take it easy. No. 17—"Lang Whang"—was Scots for bust it, brother! Ailsa Hame? Back home to Culzean Castle, seat of the marquesses of Ailsa.