As president, Biden plays his first game of golf.

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Joe Biden will enjoy his first game of golf as president on Saturday at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware.

According to a pool post, Biden is golfing with Ron Olivere, the father-in-law of Biden’s late son Beau, and advisor Steve Ricchetti. In his almost three months as president, Biden has spent several weekends at home in Wilmington, avoiding public appearances.


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.

When he was vice president in 2014, he said that running for president would be detrimental to his golf game.

“If you want to keep your golf handicap, don’t run for President.” As a result, I anticipate strokes,” Biden said, according to CNN. CNN indicated that it was unsure if he was joking or not.

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It’s unclear if Biden had his best round on Saturday.

“The course record is still intact,” Biden said, smiling and quipping to reporters.

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.

Trump also used golfing as “executive time,” in which he would have unplanned talks and calls. Trump has repeatedly chastised former President Barack Obama for golfing while in office, claiming that if he became president, he did not “have time” for golf.


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