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Billy Graham Golfs with Richard Nixon

Sept. 7, 1963 - Billy Graham’s religious crusade received a modest contribution today from three of the evangelist’s golfing partners. Reverend Graham played 18 holes with former Vice President Richard M. Nixon, Freeman (Amos) Gosden, and actor Randolph Scott at the Bel-Air Country Club in California. Mr. Nixon explained the contribution: “Billy doesn’t bet, but the rest of us played a $2 Nasau game with the winnings going to the crusade.” A $2 Nasau bet is $2 on the first nine holes, $2 on the second nine, and $2 on the total round. Scores for the 18 holes were Scott, 78; Gosden, 85; Nixon, 89, and Graham, 91.


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