Grand Outdated Gamers: Republicans have THREE occasions greater than Democrat rivals in record of Washington DC’s High 100 golfers, with Donald Trump ending eleventh – 48 spots forward of President Joe Biden
- In whole, 34 members of the GOP completed within the prime 100, in comparison with 10 Dems
- The record incorporates lobbyists, insiders and elected officers, like Joe Biden
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Beltway Republicans are extra economical than their Democratic counterparts, or no less than that seems to be the case on the golf course.
Golf Digest has launched its record of Washington DC’s top-100 golfers – a listing compiled of presidents, senators, representatives, congressional staffers, lobbyists, and political titans. In whole, 34 members of the Grand Outdated Get together made the record, in comparison with simply 10 Dems.
Not solely do the Republicans usually get by means of 18 holes in fewer strokes than Democrats, however their prime officers outperform the opposite aspect of the aisle on the highest ranges of energy.
Donald Trump, for example, was first amongst presidents, whereas rating eleventh total with an estimated 2.5 handicap (though Golf Digest notes he has not recorded a rating publicly in additional than a 12 months).
Former President Barack Obama ranked forty third with an 8 handicap, whereas George W. Bush was tied for 86 with a 15 handicap. Present President Joe Biden ranked 59th, though his recreation has suffered attributable to fewer rounds than his predecessors.
(Left) Barack Obama performs at St. Andrews. (Proper) Donald Trump performs at his personal course, Doral
Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, reveals off his American flag designed driver at a 2015 occasion
Former President George H.W. Bush, Former President Gerald Ford, Former President Invoice Clinton pose throughout the 1995 Bob Hope Chrysler Traditional in Palm Springs
President Dwight D Eisenhower And Willie ‘Cemetary’ Parteet In 1953
Absent from the record is former Vice President Dan Quayle, who was a three-year letterman at Depauw College and usually seems in pro-am occasions.
In whole, a dozen congressional Republicans made the record to the Democrats’ 5. The highest-ranking elected official is Texas congressman Roger Williams, who got here in at 17. Different high-ranking Republicans embrace South Carolina congressman Invoice Timmons and Georgia’s Rick Allen.
The very best Democrat is Michigan’s Dan Kildee, who ranked 61st.
Different notables embrace Trump’s former chief of workers, Mick Mulvaney, in addition to former Home speaker John Boehner, Texas Republican Chip Roy, and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
However the prime spot went to Tony Russo, who lobbies for T-Cell and boasts a 1.9 handicap.
In fact, Trump has extra involvement in golf than simply enjoying. He additionally owns a number of programs, which has helped him proceed relations with international nations, resembling Saudi Arabia, which owns the upstart LIV Golf tour.