George W. Bush Just Made His First Hole-in-one at Age 72
Retirement isn’t a time to give up your goals.
After years of golfing, former President George W. Bush celebrated his first hole-in-one with an Instagram post on Wednesday.
The 72-year-old former POTUS was golfing at Trinity Forest Golf Club, a private club in Dallas, Texas, this week. At the par-three 12th hole, Bush said he sank his first hole-in-one, with some coaching help from executives of the Bush Presidential Center.
“Next golf goal: live to 100 so I can shoot my age,” Bush wrote in the caption.
According to Golf Digest, Bush plays with a handicap of 10 points — so it wouldn’t be unheard of for him to shoot his age sometime in his 80s.
Bush is no stranger to the green. Golf even played a controversial part of the first term of his presidency. In 2003, Bush temporarily quit the sport after a bomb went off in Baghdad, killing more than a dozen people while he was golfing.
“I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf,” Bush said in 2008, according to The Washington Post. “I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them.”
In retirement, he took up the sport again. In 2017, he joined fellow former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama at the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Course in New Jersey. A few years earlier, he defended President Obama after his successor was photographed on the golf course.
Trinity Forest Golf Club will host the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship in May and then it will host the PGA Championship a week later.