Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Frank Sinatra. Yes golf, that was their game. Bob Hope was an avid golfer, playing in as many as 150 charity tournaments a year. In 1937, Bing Crosby hosted the first National Pro-Am Golf Championship, where Sam Sneed won the 1st tournament. In 1978 both Crosby and Hope were voted the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship.