Biden goes golfing for the first time since taking office as he hits the links at Wilmington Country Club near his home in Delaware with late son Beau’s father-in-law
- President Joe Biden hit the links on Saturday at the Wilmington Country Club
- This is the first time Biden has played golf since becoming president
- Ron Olivere, the late Beau Biden’s father-in-law, and Counselor to the President Steve Ricchetti joined Biden for the round at the Delaware club
Joe Biden is playing golf for the first time as president on Saturday at the Wilmington Country Club – just a 10-minute drive from his Greenville home.
Joining the president for the round in a sunny Delaware is Ron Olivere, the late Beau Biden’s father-in-law, and Counselor to the President Steve Ricchetti.
Republicans immediately pounced on Biden’s decision to play golf while still refusing to visit the southern border in the midst of a growing and prevailing migration crisis.
Donald Trump was often berated for spending most weekend as president at one of his various golf clubs.
The former president is also golfing Saturday with his 15-year-old son Barron at his West Palm Beach golf club.
Joe Biden’s motorcade arrived at Wilmington Country Club on Saturday, April 17, 2021 for a round of golf
This is Biden ‘s first time hitting the links as president. Here Biden is pictured June 23, 2016 playing in Mayo, Ireland when he was vice president
At the same time Biden played a round in Delaware on Saturday, 15-year-old Barron Trump joined his father, former President Donald Trump, on the golf course in Palm Beach, Florida
A Golf News Net tally indicates from January 20, 2017 through December 30, 2020, Trump played golf 308 times – either at one of his own grounds or at a course elsewhere.
In his first year as president, Trump fell just shy of 100 visits to a golf course.
Biden loves golf, but this is his first ever time hitting the links as president almost three months into his presidency.
According to former Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s recent book, Biden claimed during a 2011 game to have only a 6 handicap.
He only had two guests with him, which included the father of his son Beau’s widow.
Hallie Biden, Olivere’s daughter, was married to Beau from 2002 until his death in 2015. They had two children together, Robert Biden II, 15, and Natalie Biden, 16.
The president’s embattled son Hunter began dating Hallie in 2016 – but the relationship ended by 2019.
Recently some details of their relationship emerged, including that Hallie once found Hunter’s gun and dumped it in the trash of a high-end Delaware grocery store to stop him shooting himself.
Biden’s game comes the day after he congratulated Hideki Matsuyama for winning The Masters and called him a ‘Japanese boy’ during his press conference with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
‘I know how proud you are of the people of Japan ,’ Biden tells the Japanese prime minister, ‘and you’ve got a Japanese boy coming over here, and guess what, he won the Masters,’ he said during the first visit by a foreign leader to the White House .
Matsuyama, 29, made history last weekend when he became the first Japanese-born male player to win a Major and the coveted Green Jacket at Augusta.
Biden’s comment was a throwaway line at the end of his opening statement where he talked about the U.S. and Japan’s strong relationship.