WATCH: Donald Trump Addresses Korean Assembly And Talks Golf

The POTUS visited the Korean assembly on his Asian tour and congratulated the country on their golfing success

WATCH: Donald Trump Addresses Korean Assembly And Talks Golf
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The POTUS visited the Korean assembly on his Asian tour and congratulated the country on their golfing success

WATCH: Donald Trump Addresses Korean Assembly And Talks Golf

On the latest leg of his Asian tour, Donald Trump was in South Korea to address the Korean parliament.

The POTUS touched down in Japan for the first leg recently, and played golf with President Shinzo Abe and world #4 Hideki Matsuyama.

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Trump has sinced travelled to South Korea and addressed the assembly there.

He spoke about golf, and specifically Korean golf, congratulating the Korean assembly on their country's golfing prowess in the women's game.

Watch Trump's Korean speech here:

Trump said, "Korean authors penned roughly 40,000 books this year. Korean musicians fill concert halls all around the world. Young Korean students graduate from college at the highest rates of any country and Korean golfers are some of the best on Earth."

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That was met with rapturous applause.

He continued, "In fact - and you know what I'm going to say - the women's US Open was held this year at Trump National Golf club, in Bedminster New Jersey, and it just happened to be won by a great Korean golfer, Sung-hyun Park and eight of the top 10 players were from Korea and the top four golfers, one, two, three, four - the top four - were from Korea.

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Congratulations."

He also posted a video of his swing on social media last week from his round in Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic golf course Kasumigaseki Country Club.

Watch Trump's swing here:

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Trump has played a fair amount of golf during his presidency, and recently recorded a score of 73 in what was described as "windy and wet" conditions.

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Last week he scored 68 and got his handicap cut to 2.5.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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