A pair of straw golf shoes from the President of the Philippines

[LBJ Library photo by Ruth Goerger]

This week's artifact is a pair of brown/tan straw golf shoes (1964.37.10) given to LBJ by the President of the Philippines, Diosdado Macapagal. 
LBJ had this to say about golf: “One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President.”

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"The United States enjoys friendship with many nations, but with your nation, Mr. President, there is and there always will be a special friendship, a special quality of understanding between us. Our nations grew up together. We fought together for common beliefs. We work together today for common goals. Our eyes are on the future but our hearts will never forget the past." - Remarks of Welcome at the White House to President Macapagal on October 5, 1964

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