Donald Trump hitting gold Honma driver given to him by Japanese prime minister
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Donald Trump hitting gold Honma driver given to him by Japanese prime minister


Donald Trump was gifted a special gold driver from Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe ahead of Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States.

Trump put the Honma Golf driver to use over the weekend as he and Abe played golf while the pair spent time together at Trump's Mar-a-Lago private resort club in Florida. The duo played golf at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach and in Jupiter. While the press was barred from observing the round, Politico was able to obtain photos of Trump hitting golf balls using the gold driver on the range.

The specific Honma driver is the Honma Beres S-05 with the 4S gold head with 9.5 degrees of loft and a 53-gram Armrq Infinity stiff shaft. The club is valued at $3,755, which isn't all that out of the ordinary for Honma clubs, which are expensive...and often designed for slower speeds.


According to Honma, the driver is designed for players who want a low kickpoint in the shaft, as well those who want to hit the ball higher with less of a slice. Seeing as though, from the swing, Trump looks like he struggles to turn the ball over by rolling his hands, that's a good club choice by Abe.

The club has a forged Ti-6-4 face, with three internal ribs extending from the face.

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