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 Nation Membership, not removed from his Delaware residence the place he was spending the weekend. It was his first time enjoying 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 mentioned. Biden’s handicap index is simply over 6, in response to the USA Golf Affiliation. However he has not logged a spherical since 2018.
Biden is a member of the nation membership and performed golf often as vice chairman. However his means was mocked by former Ohio Governor John Kasich, who mentioned as soon as on the GOP conference that Joe Biden instructed me that he was 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 typically.
Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, performed often, totaling over 300 rounds in his 4 years at workplace together with in the course of 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.