I’ve had a lifelong love affair with the game. . . . Golf has been my real racket. Entertainment has just been a sideline. I tell jokes to pay my green fees.
—Bob Hope, 1997
Bob Hope never stopped being a vaudevillian. Throughout his USO tours he carried on stage a symbol of his lifelong love of golf—a golf club—using it as a vaudeville song-and-dance man would use a cane. This is the wood Hope used on the 1969 World Tour.