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Golfing with Donald Trump takes a lot of golf carts, as pro-am LIV Golf demonstrated

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Former President Trump sits in his golf cart.AP Photo/Seth Wenig

  • Former President Trump attended the LIV Golf pro-am event at his course in Bedminster, New Jersey on Thursday.

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  • Trump played alongside his son Eric, as well as LIV pros Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau.

  • After Trump, there was an impressive golf cart squad full of Security and Secret Service members.

BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY – Former President Donald Trump attended the LIV Golf pro-am held Thursday at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.

The pro-am comes the day before the start of the first round of the third LIV event at Trump National Bedminster, with Trump playing alongside his son Eric as well as LIV pros Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson.

In addition to the game part, there were also golf carts.

Lots of golf carts.

The overload of extra golf carts was understandable — as a former president, Trump still enjoys the protection of the Secret Service, who were equipped with their own golf carts to escort Trump through his game.

But even though the amount of golf carts in my line of sight was justifiable, it was still overwhelming.

Trump started his day on the course with a trip to the driving range. Note the presidential seal and the No. 1 on his cart.

Former President Trump sits in his golf cart before heading to the driving range.

Former President Trump sits in his golf cart before heading to the driving range.Tyler Lauletta / Insider

On the range, Trump warmed up with Bryson DeChambeau, who was one of his playing partners for the day.

Former President Trump chats with Bryson DeChambeau at the driving range.

Former President Trump chats with Bryson DeChambeau at the driving range.Tyler Lauletta / Insider

Trump also met with LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman before starting his pro-am game.

Trump chats with LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman at the driving range.

Trump chats with LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman at the driving range.Tyler Lauletta / Insider

As Trump left the driving range, a sea of ​​golf carts also escorted him. Like I said, that’s a lot of golf carts.

A long line of golf carts follows as former President Trump plays his round.

A long line of golf carts follows as former President Trump plays his round.Tyler Lauletta / Insider

Yasir Al-Rumayyan, governor of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, joined Trump and company on the first tee.

Former President Trump stands with his son Eric and Yasir Al-Rumayyan, left, governor of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.

Former President Trump stands with his son Eric and Yasir Al-Rumayyan, left, governor of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.AP Photo/Seth Wenig

After the group hit their tee shots, golf carts scattered down the road to find the fairway. Sometimes they moved like a school of fish.

A flock of golf carts leave after Trump's group hit their tee shots.

A flock of golf carts leave after Trump’s group hit their tee shots.Tyler Lauletta / Insider

The total number of carts following the group varied throughout the tour. Sometimes I counted up to 20, sometimes up to 13.

Several golf carts cross the fairway.

Several golf carts cross the fairway.Tyler Lauletta / Insider

Also, not all golf carts were dedicated to Trump. Each player had their own cart, and DeChambeau seemed to have a few members of his team trailing behind him to help keep up with his practice round.

Several golf carts cross the fairway.

Several golf carts cross the fairway.Tyler Lauletta / Insider

Still, there were plenty of golf carts.

A group of golf carts wait to follow former President Trump.

A group of golf carts wait to follow former President Trump.Tyler Lauletta / Insider

Trump’s bag features a good amount of red, white and blue.

Former President Trump's golf bag.

Former President Trump’s golf bag.Tyler Lauletta / Insider

And his golf towel includes a presidential seal and his signature.

The briefcase on former President Trump's golf bag.

The briefcase on former President Trump’s golf bag.Tyler Lauletta / Insider

After following Trump and his group for most of the front nine, I broke away to follow some other action on the course. Other bands playing the pro-am walked the course.

A long line of golf carts follows as former President Trump plays his round.

A long line of golf carts follows as former President Trump plays his round.Tyler Lauletta / Insider

Although that may have just been a personal preference – there were clearly plenty of golf carts for everyone, no matter how many were with the former president.

A line of waiting carts accompanies former President Trump's playgroup.

A line of waiting carts accompanies former President Trump’s playgroup.Tyler Lauletta / Insider

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