President Trump pays $50,000 for golf simulator inside White House

President Trump pays $50,000 for golf simulator inside White House

That system replaced an older, less sophisticated golf simulator that had been installed under President Obama, according to two people with knowledge of the previous system.Trump's system cost about $50,000, and was put in during the last few weeks in a room in his personal quarters, a White House official said.The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss details of the president's private residence, said Trump had paid for the new system and the installation personally.

During his pre-presidential days, Trump criticized Obama for playing golf rather than leading the nation, but analyses by the Post and Golf Digest indicate that Trump has played far more golf than Obama, averaging an estimated 70 rounds a year to Obama's 38.

Simulators feature options that allow golfers to play at various courses worldwide.

The anonymous source informed the paper that Trump planned to use the device during his "executive time" when he does not have a particular event on his official daily schedule.

Trump, who owns more than a dozen golf courses in the USA and overseas, has made a general practice of seasonally traveling most weekends to his Bedminster club in New Jersey or his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida, often golfing while there.

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The system replaced an older, less sophisticated simulator that had been installed during President Obama's time in office.

President Trump has brought his golf game into the White House.

The White House says President Donald Trump is hitting the links at his Florida club with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

Golf courses have also been a signature part of Trump's career as an hotelier.

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