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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
Well why not. I mean, let's compare Trump with all the other presidents before him. Is he not, by his own words the bestest president we have ever had? Is he not different than all of the rest of them. Is he not the guy who is going to turn America around and make it great again, he is after all, by his own words, the only one who can do it.
So when something like this comes up, let's just justify it by saying that all the guys before him have done it so that makes it all ok.
main memory of playing golf with Donald Trump—preserved with more care now that he's the president—is that he really went after the ball hard. But the interesting thing is that though Trump's action might have looked a little reckless, it soon became clear that it was quite under control.
Hmmm. Perhaps more support for the quote, "How you do anything is how you do everything."
Trump was 67 when I played with him in 2013 at his course outside Charlotte and in early 2014 at Doral, but he still possessed a significant remnant of big-man athleticism.
He's basically self-taught, never consistently working with an instructor. "I think of golf as a very natural game," he said. "I never really wanted to know a lot about my technique. I really trust instinct a lot, in golf and a lot of things."
On the course, playing quickly, he projects the contentment of a man in his element. Settling into a sound and relaxed address position that identifies him as a good player, he appears very much a confident golfer relishing the opportunity to flush another one.
Trump's swing is imperfect but grooved, and it soon engenders a certainty that nothing really bad is going to happen to his golf ball.
His ball-striking, from medium-length tees, made him a legitimate 4-handicap at the time. Today he's officially a 2.8 in the United States Golf Association's GHIN system (see chart below), though he has posted only scores going back to 2009.
As a golfer, the 45th president is the real deal.
Seven of Trump's 10 "counting" scores have occurred in tournament play. That's a high tournament-to-casual-rounds ratio and indicates a gutsy player and good member-guest invitee. It means something else: There were lots of witnesses to his performance.
Trump's scoring history dates to 2009. Forgive the arched eyebrow, but has he really played only 20 rounds in the past seven years? Perhaps he finds himself rushing to board his helicopter, but to make the handicap system meaningful, all scores should be entered.
The vast majority of his scores were shot in May, June and July. The weather is better, the courses are in prime scoring condition and our games are in great shape. If more scores from early spring were included, it's rational to believe they would be higher.
When Trump comes back from a seemingly long layoff, invariably he shoots a "counting" score. This is a sign of pure talent. Or perhaps clandestine hours spent whacking balls into a net in his office at Trump Tower. — Guy Yocom
originally posted by: 3n19m470
So, the best golfer in the world? No, of course not. A talented golfer? It appears so. The best golfer out of any POTUS? That really doesn't seem beyond the realm of possibility to me, personally. But, "best" is an arbitrary label, there are many ways to measure who is the "best" something.
Especially with golf. Its real fooking hard I tell you!
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: JAGStorm
Giving a black man a medal of freedom ?
Rubbing it in a bit isn't it ?
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: JAGStorm
Tiger was always free with himself in regards the ladies so why not?