White House aides, including Trump himself, have made it a practice to send their staff out to the president’s golf courses in the past to give him the chance to play the game of golf.
And while the president has often played the game himself, his golf partners have mostly been guests at the White House.
White House golfers have also been spotted at other locations at the president, including at the home of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), where the president recently played.
But Trump, who has golfed at his private club in Bedminster, N.J., has also been seen playing the game at the Bedminster Club.
White house aides have often gone out to Trump’s courses in recent weeks to give the president the chance.
The White House Correspondents Association has said it was “in the middle of a concerted effort to reach out to a few dozen golfing friends of the president to try to find some of the more than 30 golf courses where he has taken the lead in the last several weeks.
The golfers are mostly invited, but not always invited.
But when they do appear, they generally go without much notice and are rarely seen in public.
The association has called for an official investigation into the White Trumpet’s behavior at the golf courses.”
I’m sure that he has been invited to play golf by his team, but it seems very odd to go out to those courses and not have any golf partners or staff present, given that the president is playing golf on his private property,” said Matt McLaughlin, who served as communications director for the White Houses Office of Communications under former President George W. Bush.
The Trump administration’s relationship with golf is in the spotlight because Trump is the president who spent the majority of his first 100 days at his New Jersey golf club, Trump National Golf Club, in Bedon Township, New Jersey.
The president was there as the United Nations General Assembly and World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, closed for the year, and he hosted a gala dinner at the club.
Trump hosted golfers for two days at the resort in January and February, but that was after the White the president announced his plan to run for the presidency in 2020.
Trump played his last two rounds of golf at the Trump National Doral golf course in Miami in early March, leaving his golf partner at the Doral on the weekend of his death.
On Friday, the White house sent a letter to the Trump Organization urging it to change its policy on golf.
In a letter sent Friday to the company’s general counsel, White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler wrote, “The Trump family has an obligation to ensure that it does not use golf as a means to further a political agenda.”
It said Trump is not allowed to play at the course unless the president attends a team event or meets with golfers, or if he takes a photo or video with a group of golfers.