By Miriam Jordan The New York Times Thu., Dec. 6, 2018 BEDMINSTER, N.J.—During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Victorina Morales has made Donald Trump’s bed, cleaned his toilet and dusted his crystal golf trophies. When he visited as president, she was directed to wear a pin in the shape of the American flag adorned with a Secret Service logo. Because of the “outstanding” support she has provided during Trump’s visits, Morales in July was given a certificate from the White House Communications Agency inscribed with her name. Quite an achievement for an immigrant housekeeper living in the country without legal permission. Morales’ journey from cultivating corn in rural Guatemala to fluffing pillows at an exclusive golf resort took her from the southwest border, where she said she crossed illegally in 1999, to the horse country of New Jersey, where she was hired at the Trump … [Read more...] about Immigrant woman worked at Trump’s golf club without proper documents — she wasn’t the only one
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President Donald Trump is taking a working vacation this week at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Since the weather at his private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida isn’t ideal in August, Trump spends his summer weekends at his other favorite luxury property in Somerset County. Occasionally referred to as “Camp David North” and “The Summer White House”, Bedminster is one of the few golf clubs in the Trump family business that the president built from the ground up instead of purchasing and renovating. As a result, it holds a special affinity with Trump. Trump also held meetings at Bedminster during his time as president-elect between the election and his inauguration. Most of his time there is spent playing golf and mingling with club members and guests. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at where the president will be spending his August getaway: The property is located approximately 45 miles west of New York City. … [Read more...] about Step inside Trump’s private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where the president is spending his summer vacation
caption President Donald Trump works from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. source Carlos Barria/Reuters Washington can be a tough town, where scandals abound and never-ending political drama rules the day. Perhaps the hustle and bustle of life in the US capital takes a greater toll on nobody more than the president. “Over the years, presidents struggle so hard to get to the White House and then they’re almost desperate to get away from the place once they’re there,” journalist Kenneth Walsh said during an interview in 2009. Vacations and weekend getaways help US presidents cope with the pressures of leading the country. John F. Kennedy frequented Hyannis Port in Massachusetts. Ronald Reagan had a ranch in California. And President Donald Trump has a golf course in New Jersey and his famous Mar-a-Lago private resort in Florida. Here’s how some US presidents vacationed as compared to Trump, who is taking a “working … [Read more...] about Trump is on a ‘working vacation’ at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Here’s how his vacation time compares to past presidents.
Club Champion, a golf club fitting and building company, is coming to Cary. A fitting studio will open in April at 419 Crossroads Blvd. Club Champion fits, sells and builds custom golf clubs using clubheads, shafts and grips from such brands as Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping, Titleist, PXG, Fujikura and Golf Pride. The company says it delivers a tour-quality fitting that produces longer, more accurate shots. With 3,000 square feet, the Cary studio has been designed to showcase Club Champion’s fitting experience and 35,000 hittable clubhead and shaft combinations. The studio includes two indoor hitting bays with launch monitors for analyzing performance, a putter fitting system with practice green, and a build shop for repairing and assembling golf clubs by hand. “Our approach is unbiased, with no promotion of any specific vendors,” said Joe Lee, the company’s CEO. “Our only goal is to find the best combination of components to help customers hit longer, more … [Read more...] about Does a better fitting golf club make a difference?
Thai teen Atthaya Thitikul secured a dramatic wire-to-wire victory by winning a four-way play-off at Sentosa Golf Club. The 15-year-old has earned invitations to this year’s ANA Inspiration (29 March-1 April) at Mission Hills Country Club in California, USA, and Ricoh Women’s British Open (2-5 August) at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England, as well as this week’s 11th HSBC Women’s World Championship, also at Sentosa Golf Club. “The inaugural edition of the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific was a great success, providing a spectacular venue, top-quality golf, an exciting finale and a worthy champion in Atthaya Thitikul. We are already looking forward to the second edition in Japan in 2019,” Muratsu said. The Royal Golf Club in Japan will host the second edition of the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship from April 25-28, 2019. The winner will again earn invitations to the ANA Inspiration and the Ricoh … [Read more...] about Royal Golf Club, Japan confirmed for 2019 edition of Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship