Golf equipmentNovember 20, 2016

Donald Trump receives $3,755 driver from Japan's Prime Minister

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When President-elect Donald Trump and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the other day, the pair—as is custom—exchanged gifts and instantly found some common ground: golf.

Although some media reports offer conflicting information on what Trump gave to Abe (some said a golf shirt, others reported clubs), GolfDigest.com has learned that Trump received a driver from the Prime Minister. The club is a Honma Beres S-05 with 9.5 degrees of loft with a 5S Armrq Infinity stiff shaft. The company’s website describes the club as being for players seeking a higher trajectory and slice correction.

Interestingly, Abe might have gotten the golf-gift idea from his grandfather, former Prime Minister Nobuske Kishi, who in 1957 played a round of golf with then President Dwight Eisenhower.

The driver, which sells for $3,755, comes in either a black- or gold-colored head. Fittingly, given Mr. Trump’s penchant for adorning rooms in gilded gold, the Prime Minister opted for the latter.


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