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Mon Jan 16, 2017, 08:53 AM

Lessons from Playing Golf with Trump (very insightful)

LESSONS FROM PLAYING GOLF WITH TRUMP

After lunch, Trump and I played eighteen holes, accompanied by a bodyguard and John Nieporte, the club’s head professional. A friend asked me later whether Trump wasn’t “in on the joke” of his public persona, and I said that, as far as I could tell, the Trump we were used to seeing on television was the honest-to-god authentic Trump: a ten-year-old boy who, for unknown reasons, had been given a real airplane and a billion dollars. In other words, a fun guy to hang around with. As Tiger Woods observed recently, after also playing golf with him, Trump hits the ball a long way for a seventy-year-old. (He certainly outdrove me.) He’s also a good ball-striker and a terrific putter, despite employing a putting technique that, Nieporte told me, is so idiosyncratic that he wouldn’t dare either to change it or to teach it to anyone else. At the end of the round, Trump and I posed together for a photograph in front of the signature design feature of several of his courses: an enormous man-made waterfall, the outdoor equivalent of the huge fake-gold chandeliers and “French” furniture that he also has a weakness for.

Golf publications periodically rate golf courses—the hundred best in the world, the hundred best in the country, the dozen best in each state—and Trump’s relationship with such ratings is complex. He complained to me that golf publications never rank his courses high enough, because the people who do the rating hold a grudge against him, but he also said that he never allows raters to play his courses, because they would just get in the way of the members.

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/lessons-from-playing-golf-with-trump

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 09:08 AM

1. I'm not one for hyperbole but what a deeply disturbing portrait of the man

From your link:

Trump’s world is a parallel universe in which truth takes many forms, none of them necessarily based on reality. And we’d all better get used to his way of thinking, because for the next four years we’re going to be living in that universe, too.



Admittedly, I carry around a partisan ire towards today's republicans, still, this guy is unhinged, unfit and a whole lot of scary...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 09:31 AM

2. Confirms my belief that he's willing to stretch the truth, at the very least, on the

golf course as well. This, despite his apparent status as a considerably better-than-average player, even taking his age into account.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 10:01 AM

3. I have never played a Trump course.

 

People who have tell me the service is excellent. But the courses are too over the top, with the waterfalls and whatnot. I like what Gil Hanse did with The Blue Monster. Aberdeen is supposed to be excellent and I would like to see Doonbeg.

But why spend €250 for Doonbeg when Lahinch is nearby?

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 10:15 AM

4. Sounds like his golfcourses are an adult version of a putt-putt golf course.

That would explain his unique putting style.

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