President Joe Biden has taken his first swing at a presidential pastime: golf.
Biden, once an avid golfer, played Saturday at the Wilmington Country Club, not far from his Delaware home where he was spending the weekend. It was his first time playing golf since taking office in January.
The president played with senior advisor Steve Ricchetti and Ron Olivere, father-in-law of Bidens late son Beau, the White House said. Bidens handicap index is just over 6, according to the United States Golf Association. But he has not logged a round since 2018.
Biden is a member of the country club and played golf frequently as vice president. But his ability was mocked by former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who said once at the GOP convention that Joe Biden told me that he was a good golfer.
And I’ve played golf with Joe Biden, Kasich continued. I can tell you that’s not true.