In remembrance of the assassination of JFK 50 years ago today, here’s a video I found on Youtube. It’s from Hyannisport, Massachusetts, where the president brought along a photographer in August, 1963 just a few weeks before the trip to Dallas. There’s something attractively relaxed and fluid, though definitely amateurish, about his swing. The trousers are a different topic altogether. I would say that, despite his unmistakable preppiness, he looks more naturally athletic than any golfing president of the recent era (and apparently they’ve all been golfers except Jimmy Carter). He beats Obama hands down. Reports of Kennedy’s handicap vary from near-scratch to 14. Too bad he never got the chance to shoot his age.