Booz­man, Pence take in some golf

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NEWS - FRANK E. LOCK­WOOD

WASH­ING­TON — U.S. Sen. John Booz­man hit the links Wed­nes­day with Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence, swing­ing the clubs at the Trump Na­tional Golf Club.

The well- man­i­cured greens are 30 miles north­west of Wash­ing­ton and fea­ture “ma­jes­tic views of the Po­tomac River from ev­ery hole,” ac­cord­ing to the club’s web­site.

U.S. Sens. Ron John­son, R-Wis., and David Per­due, R-Ga., also took to the greens.

Pence has a hand­i­cap of 15, ac­cord­ing to Golf Digest.

Per­due, the for­mer Dol­lar Gen­eral CEO, is the best golfer in Congress and plays bet­ter than scratch, the magazine re­cently re­ported.

On Wed­nes­day, Pence and John­son played well, but “the star of the day was Sen. Per­due,” Booz­man re­ported after­ward. “I played, as usual, pretty grimly.”

Ear­lier, Booz­man had pre­dicted that the politi­cians would talk shop while they ex­er­cised. John­son is chair­man of the Se­nate Home­land Se­cu­rity and Gov­ern­men­tal Af­fairs Com­mit­tee. Booz­man, a mem­ber of the Se­nate Ap­pro­pri­a­tions Com­mit­tee, is chair­man of its sub­com­mit­tee on home­land se­cu­rity.

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