Fore! Biden plays golf for the first time as president

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - President Joe Biden made his first shot in a presidential pastime: golf.
Once an avid golfer, Biden played Saturday at Wilmington Country Club, not far from his Delaware home, where he spent the weekend. It was his first game of golf since taking office in January.
The president played with senior advisor Steve Ricchetti and Ron Olivere, the father-in-law of Biden's late son Beau, the White House said. According to the United States Golf Association, Biden's handicap index is just over 6. But he hasn't entered a round since 2018.
Biden is a member of the country club and has often played golf as a vice president. But his ability has been mocked by former Ohio Governor John Kasich, who once said at the GOP Congress, "Joe Biden told me he was a good golfer."
"And I played golf with Joe Biden," Kasich continued. "I can tell you that's not true."
Golf has always been a presidential favorite. Dwight Eisenhower, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all played often.
Biden's predecessor Donald Trump played frequently, playing over 300 rounds in total in his four years in office, including during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Trump also only played in country clubs he owned in Florida, Virginia, and New Jersey.
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