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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 12:29 PM

Trump wins club championship without actually playing in it

This story is too shabby for LBN. Besides, it's not news if it's just what you would have expected, is it?

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-man wins golf tournament at Trump club
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-Trump claims "co-championship"
-Trump has special plaque made claiming championship for himself

This story by veteran writer Michael Bamberger is a revealing glimpse of how President Trump operates at his clubs, even as president.

President Trump won a 2018 club championship — without actually playing in it!
By Michael Bamberger

MARCH 11, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Donald Trump takes great pride in his golf game. Shinzo Abe and Tiger Woods and countless others can tell you about that. He once tweeted “I don’t cheat at golf” but added that Samuel L. Jackson does and “with his game he has no choice.” The president’s official USGA handicap index is listed as 2.8, though he seldom posts scores. Any visitor to the ornate men’s locker room at his club here, Trump International Golf Club, can see small rectangular brass plaques on his locker, recognizing him as the 1999, 2001 and 2009 club champion, and the 2012 and 2013 senior champion.

And now there’s a new plaque on his locker, screwed into its stained wood with two small Phillips head screws, to commemorate his latest title. It reads:


His most recent win brings Trump’s club-championship haul — all won at clubs bearing his name — to an even 20. That includes senior and super-senior titles, too. ... But to be precise about it, the plaque on his locker is two letters short of accurate. Trump is not actually the men’s champion at the club. He’s the co-champion. While that distinction is not found on his locker, it is made elsewhere at the club.

As for Trump’s path to No. 20, it was not conventional. ... Originally, a man named Ted Virtue, the 58-year-old CEO of a New York investment firm called MidOcean Partners, had the 2018 club championship title all to himself.

After Virtue won the championship, Trump ran into him at the club, according to multiple sources who recounted the story. Having some fun with him, Trump said something like, “The only reason you won is because I couldn’t play.” The president cited the demands of his job, although he was able to make 20 visits to the club in 2018, according to trumpgolfcount.com. Trump then proposed a nine-hole challenge match to Virtue, winner-takes-the-title.

Several club employees said they were not allowed to discuss club matters. Eric Trump, who runs the Trump golf-course empire for his father, did not respond to messages. Neither did Virtue.

Michael Bamberger may be reached at Michael_Bamberger@golf.com

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:17 PM

1. If he had a

pant load, he'd tell us his diaper is clean. What a needy rat effer.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:45 PM

2. He is so pathetic!!!

It would be sad if he was just an old man that everyone tolerates because what else are they going to do?

But this is the effing President, and these are his concerns/actions?

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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 03:06 PM

3. Trump is omniscient. Didn't you know? Nt

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