In news that will come as a surprise to precisely no one, it appears the Palm Beach Country Club has taken the final step and officially expelled Bernie Madoff from the club. A tipster tells us that late last week, Bernie's golf handicap at the PBCC, which had been posted to the United States Golf Association website, suddenly vanished. Unfortunately, we were unable to confirm the latest disgrace to a man who couldn't even play golf if he wanted to: A woman who answered the club's phone said no one would be prepared to comment on the matter. But all is not lost for the Madoff clan!
Bernie appears to have retained his membership at two New York courses—the Fresh Meadow Country Club in Great Neck and the Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton—and Bernie's brother, Peter, is still welcome at at least two courses in Florida, including the club at the Breakers hotel and the Trump International. And Madoff's pals continue to play on, you'll be happy to hear. Robert Jaffe, who helped raise millions for Madoff, is still welcome at the Palm Beach Country Club. In fact, he played there three times in January, right around the same time he claimed he wouldn't be able to meet regulators looking into the Madoff affair because he was "sick" and "under a doctor's care." Jaffe's golf scores below: