Worldly golfers can currently enjoy a few holes at any of the Trump Organizations 17 golf clubs around the globe, but most havent had the chance to get their hands on Trumps actual golf clubs until now.
A set of TaylorMade golf clubs personally owned and used by President Trump is now up for auction at the Boston-based RR Auction house, where theyre estimated to sell for $30,000.
The clubs themselves a set of TaylorMade RAC TP ForgedIrons were originally gifted to Andrew Lombardo, who served as Trumps caddy more than 100 times during his tenure as the assistant caddie master and director of outdoor operations at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J, per the RR Auction website.
[The clubs] were given to Mr. Trump by the TaylorMade CEO Mark King at the TaylorMade Media Day we had at Trump National Golf Club [in] Bedminster and the clubs were used by Mr. Trump for the rest of the season, reads a notarized letter from Lombardo, which is also included in the lot. The clubs were put in our bag room for the winter and next season Mr. Trump had a new set of clubs from TaylorMade.
In total, Trump used the clubs for about 10 weeks during the 2004 or 2005 season (Lombardo isnt exactly sure when Trump first received the clubs) against celebrities, powerful businesspeople, and golf professionals, reports RR Auction.
Once the clubs were packed away, Lombardo says he waited for the perfect moment to personally ask Trump for the set because he knew they were special.
I knew the first set of irons were special and so beautiful, they were the only set of forged blades, the first set that TaylorMade gave to Mr. Trump and the only set that had [D. Trump] engraved on them, wrote Lombardo. The former caddy says all subsequent sets merely had DJT1 engraved on them.
Lombardo later resigned from the Bedminster club in 2008, but claims hes held on to Trumps TaylorMade clubs for 11 or 12 years.
RR Auction further reports that the clubs which “represent the well-documented relationship between the sport of golf and the nations commander-in-chief will be up for auction through July 12.
The bidding currently stands at $9,980. The winning bid will also be subject to a 22.5 percent buyers premium, per RR Auction.
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