By the roaring 1920s, golf was so popular that even people who didn't particularly enjoy the game still played. President Calvin Coolidge was in that group of pretenders. There is a story often told that when Herbert Hoover succeeded Coolidge, the only thing Hoover found in the White House from the Coolidge years were Coolidge's golf clubs! But Coolidge did play, and he played at Belmont while governor of Massachusetts, and his wife, Grace, was a member of the club during her days as First Lady of the commonwealth. In a newspaper article, it was stated Mrs. Coolidge "loved going to Belmont for the lobster.