Report: President Trump Installs $50,000 Golf Simulator in the White House

President Trump has installed a room-sized golfing simulator inside his personal quarters at the White House, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

The device, which reportedly cost $ 50,000, will enable the President to simulate playing on some of the world’s most famous golf courses. Trump paid for the simulator and its installation himself, according to the report.

The system replaced a less-sophisticated simulator that had been installed by President Barack Obama.

Before he became President himself, Trump frequently complained that Obama golfed too much during his term. He tweeted about Obama’s golf hobby 27 times from 2012 to 2016, according to SB Nation.

However, Trump has spent significantly more of his time as President golfing than Obama. The Washington Post reports that Trump plays about 70 rounds of golf a year, while Obama played, on average, 38 rounds.

Golf courses have also been a signature part of Trump’s career as an hotelier. The Trump Organization operates 17 golf courses, according to the company’s website.

This year got off to a slow start for Trump’s golf hobby. During the 34-day government shutdown, Trump didn’t golf at all. After the shutdown ended, he broke his golf-free streak by playing a round of golf on his Mar-a-Lago estate with golf stars Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods on Feb. 2.

Trump hasn’t used the simulator yet, the Post reports.

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Golf Digest struggles to find advertisers for its magazine

Golf Digest is struggling to come up with advertisers as parent company Condé Nast continues to seek a buyer. In the February issue that hit this week, 10 of the 26 ad pages come from other Condé Nast brands. And for some reason, the publisher must think golfing makes you hungry. Among the house ads…
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Thom Browne to Unveil Golf Capsule

Thom Browne continues to cozy up to the sports world.
On Tuesday, the designer will unveil a new golf capsule collection in Milan. Invitations to the evening event at the Thom Browne store on the city’s famed Via Gesù shopping street went out Monday morning.
The brand is keeping the details of the line under wraps until the reveal, but it’s just the latest move into the sports arena for Browne.
In July, he inked a three-year deal with FC Barcelona to become the official provider of the team’s off-field tailored and formal wear uniforms beginning with the 2018-2019 season. Barcelona’s superstar Lionel Messi and his teammates sported the designer’s signature shrunken gray suits for the first time earlier this month.

FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in his Thom Browne uniform. 

The new FC Barcelona suits are similar to those worn by NBA star LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates at the NBA Finals this past spring. The idea to dress the basketball players was apparently Browne’s but the FC Barcelona deal came about after the league reached out to him.
Browne grew up an athlete — he swam at Notre Dame and is still a competitive runner — but whether he’s a golf enthusiast isn’t

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Tyler, The Creator’s Latest GOLF le FLEUR* Converse Collaboration Could be a Chuck Taylor

So far, Tyler, The Creator‘s ongoing GOLF le FLEUR* collaboration with Converse has seen a number of reworks of the One Star silhouette. But, according to a new leak, his next release with the label could see him take on the Chuck Taylor for an understated new design.

Whereas most of the previous release have featured a bright color palette, the new design comes in a muted brown colorway. The classic Chuck Taylor canvas upper is replaced by a hopsack-like material. The sneaker’s upper is then finished with black detailing, including a GOLF le FLEUR* logo on the tongue and branding in reverse on one side. Lastly, the Chuck Taylor features the collaboration’s signature flower-print sole. There’s no news on when, or if, this collaboration will be releasing, but keep checking back for more information.

For more Converse collaborations, take a look at the next J.W. Anderson release as well as a skate video showcasing Virgil Abloh’s next sneaker with the brand.

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