Donald Trump visited the golf course for the 20th time as President
Golf Culture

Donald Trump visited the golf course for the 20th time as President


SHARE THIS STORY



Donald Trump visited one of his golf courses for the 20th time on May 6 since becoming President on Jan. 20. Trump played a round of golf at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., where he is spending the weekend instead of Mar-a-Lago in Florida, which he has dubbed the Winter White House.

Trump's round, revealed by a Trump National member sharing on Instagram a photo of the Commander-in-Chief playing golf, took place on the club's Old Course, which is set to host the 2017 U.S. Women's Open in July. Trump said in a tweet that he was in Bedminster, as opposed to his Trump Tower penthouse in Manhattan, so as to save money on Secret Service protection and other taxpayer-funded security and logistics costs. He also said he was there to have meetings, making no allusion to planned golf.

The Trump Administration did not tell the White House reporting pool about the round. The Administration has been reluctant to even acknowledge that Trump is playing even a hole of golf, much less an 18-hole round.


The President is certainly entitled to some leisure time, and golf has been an outlet for most Commanders-in-Chief dating back to the early 20th century. However, the reluctance to even acknowledge that this President plays golf conflicts with his almost relentless criticism of his predecessor, Barack Obama, who played an estimated 333 rounds of golf as President.

SUBSCRIBE AND WIN PEAKVISION SUNGLASSES!

New subscribers to our weekly email newsletter from October 15 through December 15 will be entered to win a pair of PeakVision sunglasses of their choice! PeakVision's Dual Zone technology prevents glare while offering unparalleled clarity that's perfect for golfers. The patented PeakVision lens enhances the golfer's ability to see the contours of the greens better with high-definition amber lens which provide three times the definition than the naked eye, and we want you to experience the difference for yourself. (Rules and regulations)


About the author

Golf News Net

Golf News Net

We use the Golf News Net byline sometimes just to change things up. But, it's one of us humans writing the story, we promise.

Sometimes we post sponsored content from this account, and it is labeled as such. We also occasionally include links to products and services from which we could make a small percentage of a sale through affiliate programs.