Title: Footage of JFK's golf swing shows how the best golfing president compensated for back pain
Description: Boasting a single-digit handicap, President John F. Kennedy is widely considered the best golfer to have served in the Oval Office. Amidst so many other retrospectives on his life and legacy, we at Golf Digest do what's only fitting for us to do: analyze his golf swing. Related: Ranking the golfing Presidents For that, we enlisted Jason Guss, a Senior Academy Instructor at Rick Smith Golf Academy and one of Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers, to talk through what he sees in the nation's 35th President. "This is great," Guss said. "Being a golf instructor, you don't really ever study presidential golf swings." Setup JFK suffered from severe chronic back pain for most of his life, and at times it was debilitating. With the spine being the integral part of the golf swing that it is, JFK was forced to compensate for it in a number of ways. At address he has a narrow stance, his upper body is hunched over and his hands are all very close to his body. These are all things that are common among players with back problems, Guss said.