Donald trump has been pretty involved in golf since he started opening golf courses across the whole world, mainly Europe and US. He even teamed up with Tiger Woods to open new golf course in Dubai, so he has strong ties with this sport, and claims to be golfer himself. It might be just another marketing trick to boost his publicity and trustworthiness, but let’s assume he really is a keen golf player and digest into the fact that he claimed to have golf handicap of three. Even though that kind of handicap is extraordinary and excellent for anyone, especially senior like him, no one has been really taking interest to investigate this statement, and it’s understandable why – he was just TV personality worth few billions. Being a billionaire in US is a great thing, but there are thousands of billionaires across the world. But after becoming US president, that has changed and people, including me started to wonder whether trump was being honest while talking about his handicap.
After his handicap being questioned, lots of people have come out and said that handicap of three is totally realistic and lots of seniors have it. But still, i think these golfers are biased because of Trump’s political figure and public personality. First of all, Trump is a businessman, which means that he probably does not spend a lot of time perfecting his golf skills and improving his swing. He literally has too much work to do to being able to afford to maintain golf handicap of three by practicing every day. There might be some seniors who possess such incredible golfing skills, but Donald is certainly not one of them. Those people are mostly retired and spend hours every day playing golf. Which, again, is a luxury that Donald can not afford.
Now whether he is lying or not, (he probably is) Trump is not the first politician to falsely brag about his golfing skills. Because of cultural integration with American Culture, golf is considered to be very American sport and of course, being good at it only improves one’s public persona. Both democrats and republicans have been caught cheating to fake being good at golf, and there are probably so much more lies that we haven’t found out about. The thing is, that trump has this toughness thing going for him, and the fact that he’s not as good at golf as he’s saying he is, certainly doesn’t help his image in that sense. But he’s claiming to be a good businessman too, and most of his followers don’t seem to mind it, so it isn’t the first lie he has told.
Trump seems like one of those rich guys who pretend to be good golfers by buying best titleist irons for beginners and rushing straight to golf course to show off his new purchase. Which are single type of golfers i hate the most.