Former speaker Newt Gingrich is a member of Donald Trump’s exclusive golf club. Gingrich took up golfing in 1999 after leaving the House of Representatives.
When real estate mogul Donald Trump welcomes former speaker Newt Gingrich to Trump Tower today, he will not only be welcoming another presidential candidate, but also a member of his exclusive golf club in Northern Virginia.
“I have a lot of respect for Newt,” Trump said. “Newt’s a member, so I love my members. I always love my members.”
Gingrich, who recently topped TheDes Moines Register poll of potential caucusgoers with 25% of the vote and has campaigned as a person with insider knowledge and an outsider’s perspective, took up the sport after leaving the House of Representatives in 1999, according to the Gingrich Productions website.
His wife, Callista, has been playing since age 9.
“Today, he loves the challenge of hitting a long drive and sinking a short putt,” the website says. “He’s confident that with practice, he will someday learn the game.”
R.C. Hammond, a spokesman for Gingrich, confirmed both Gingrich and his wife are members of Trump’s club but said, “I wouldn’t call what Newt does ‘golfing.’ I would say it is closer to walking with… continue reading
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