"Tom, I heard you had a break-in last night," JFK said.
"Yes sir, Mr. President," Niblet replied.
"Did they get anything? Were you insured?" JFK asked.
Told that only a few golf clubs were stolen and insurance would cover it, Kennedy said, "Well, I just wanted to check."
Kennedy was filmed playing golf a final time at Newport (R.I.) Country Club in mid-September 1963. The president and the first lady were celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. In one of the last images of JFK on the golf course, taken by photographer Robert Knudsen, the president and his wife are riding down the fairway in a golf cart, their backs to the camera, heading toward the ocean, the days of Camelot still shining brightly.
Stoughton returned to Washington to transfer his precious film onto a reel. Kennedy, eager for feedback on his swing, looked forward to inviting Palmer to the White House—as soon as he returned from Dallas.
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