WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden has taken his first swing at a presidential pastime: golf.
Biden, as soon as an avid golfer, performed Saturday on the Wilmington Country Club, not removed from his Delaware house the place he was spending the weekend. It was his first time taking part in golf since taking workplace in January.
The president performed with senior advisor Steve Ricchetti and Ron Olivere, father-in-law of Biden’s late son Beau, the White Home stated. Biden’s handicap index is simply over 6, in response to the US Golf Affiliation. However he has not logged a spherical since 2018.
Biden is a member of the nation membership and performed golf steadily as vp. However his skill was mocked by former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who stated as soon as on the GOP conference that “Joe Biden informed me that he was a superb golfer.”
“And I’ve performed golf with Joe Biden,” Kasich continued. “I can inform you that’s not true.”
Golf has all the time been a favourite of presidents; Dwight Eisenhower, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all performed usually.
Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, performed steadily, totaling over 300 rounds in his 4 years at workplace together with through the top of the COVID-19 pandemic final 12 months. Trump additionally would solely play at nation golf equipment he owned in Florida, Virginia and New Jersey.
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