Archive - June 19, 2012

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I'll Loop for Obama at Midlothian County Club

I'll Loop for Obama at Midlothian County Club

Over Father’s Day weekend, President Obama went out of his home in Hyde Park to play golf at Beverly Country Club on the southside of Chicago. I’ve been to Beverly Country Club, not to play, but to caddie back when I was a kid caddie. Beverly we used to call “a ritzy club.” But, hey, I’ve been around Chicago! Well, at least as a caddie. Now if I had been advising Obama on where to play golf, I would have suggested Midlothian Country Club, not only for sentimental reasons (my own) but also because it is a better  course.  And famous in ways that Beverly never has been, never will be. I’ll grant that Beverly has more political types and ex-cons as members, but Midlothian has history and pedigree. Take history. Midlothian Country Club was built in 1898; it is one of the oldest golf clubs in America. Members financed their own two-mile railroad . . .

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