Biden plays first round of golf as president

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Biden plays first round of golf as president

Then-Vice-President Joe Biden is pictured playing golf at Castlebar Golf Club during a visit to Ireland on June 23, 2016. | Maxwells Dublin/Irish Government photo via AP

Biden is golfing with Ron Olivere, the father-in-law of Biden’s late son Beau, and adviser Steve Ricchetti, according to a pool report. In nearly three months as president, Biden has often spent weekends at home in Wilmington without holding public events.

Biden joined the club in 2014, according to Wilmington’s News Journal, which reported that Beau was also a member of the club. In 2016, Golf Digest wrote that Biden was tied for 68th among D.C. power players with a 10 handicap.

“If you want to keep your handicap in golf don’t run for President. So I expect strokes,” Biden said, according to CNN. It was unclear if he was joking, CNN reported.

Biden’s predecessor, former President Donald Trump, hit the course nearly 300 times during his time in office, according to the website TrumpGolfCount. Trump’s frequent golfing often was a line of attack from Democrats.


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Date Posted: Tue, 20 Apr 2021, 07:34 pm

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