Humbling game

info@islandpacket.comApril 16, 2013 

John Taft, CEO of RBC Wealth Management in the United States, represented the title sponsor in the opening ceremony, sharing a line about golf from his great-grandfather President William Howard Taft.

After being advised not to be seen playing the rich man's game while campaigning, William Howard Taft said:

"You know, and I know, that there is nothing more democratic than golf; that there is nothing which furnishes a greater test of character and self-restraint, nothing which puts one more on an equality with one's fellows, or, I may say, puts one lower than one's fellows, than the game of golf."

To which John Taft said, "Some things never change."

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