Leftist Heads Explode After Golf Digest Ranks Trump Atop List Of Presidential Golfers

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Golfers magazine Golf Digest has traditionally ranked the United States Presidents in a list regarding the golfing skills of those presidents.

Donald Trump made an impressive addition to their rankings when he stepped into the presidential office.

In 2019 the magazine noted:

“Donald Trump is the 16th of the past 19 American Presidents to play golf. And immediately upon entering office he became the best player of the group, thanks to his current 2.8 Handicap Index and his 19 club championship victories.

According to our Jaime Diaz, who twice played golf with Trump in recent years, the best part of his game is his ball-striking, although Trump himself says it’s his putting.”

Golf Digest noted:

“Trump knocked out John F. Kennedy from the No.1 spot in our previous ranking of the best golf presidents.”

So the magazine has had Trump in top place since he took office, and the only other president since is Joe Biden, who is not likely to knock Trump off his top honors.

It is not surprising that former President Donald Trump is a crack golfer since he has had plenty of opportunities over the years to hone his skills as he builds, purchases, and maintains golf clubs around the world.

In July, Golfweek wrote:

“Before Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, he was well known in the golf community as the namesake of the courses and grounds that share his name.”

“There are 12 Trump golf-owned properties in the United States, two in Scotland, one in Ireland, and one in the United Arab Emirates. The Trump Organization manages Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in New York, though for a short period of time it lost control until winning a legal battle. It also has three golf properties opening soon: two in Indonesia and one in Dubai.”

Seven of the current Trump golf-owned/managed properties are open to the public for tee times and nine of the clubs are private.”

The outlet lists the existing clubs: Trump National Golf Clubs as being in Bedminster, NJ, Charlotte, NC, Colts Neck, NJ, Miami, FL, Hudson Valley, NY, Jupiter, Fl, Los Angeles, CA, Philadelphia, Penn, Washington, DC, West Palm Beach, FL, Westchester, NY, and New York City, NY,

Golfweek also mentions the clubs on foreign soil: Trump Turnberry in Turnberry, Scotland, Trump International in Aberdeen, Scotland, Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg, Ireland, Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, UAE, and the three more scheduled to open.

So it should come as no surprise that former President Trump gets a lot of golf course time, as he owns so many courses and is known for taking leisure time on the green as well as conducting business meetings while teeing up.

But as some will be offended at any designation of note at all assigned to Trump, there are those on the internet that question his ranking on the presidential list promoted in Golf Digest.

The magazine is taking a lot of heat for its recent tweet ranking U.S. presidents by their golf handicaps.

The tweet is being blasted, most especially because it awarded Donald Trump its top score of 2.8 while handing Joe Biden the number two slot at 6.7.

Detractors went wild claiming that neither of the two ratings could be correct.

Of note, sports writer and serial fabulist Rick Reilly also chimed in on the magazine’s scores, writing, “Wrong on Trump (10 at best). Wrong on Biden (no chance). Wrong on Nixon (a 15 at best and only took the game up to suck up to Ike), wrong on Taft (way worse) and wrong on FDR (won many REAL amateur events b4 polio).”

In another reply, Reilly doubted Biden’s 6.7, saying, “Biden WAS a 6 a long long time ago.”

While Reilly’s corrections of the Golf Digest scores may not seem to be too far off the mark, it is hard to believe anything he says after he has been caught outright lying and getting facts seriously wrong in his past reporting.

Many commenters on the magazine’s tweet blasted Donald Trump as a “liar” and used that as a basis to doubt the 2.8 handicap rating:

While skill at golfing is not a stretch to imagine for Trump given his close history and proximity to the game, it is unlikely that Joe Biden would have the same skill wither now or in the past given his.

But few believed that Joe Biden has anything like a 6.7 handicap, either. Many noted that he can barely walk to a podium or ride a bike, much less play eighteen holes of golf.

One respondent even noted that some of Biden’s scores published in 2018 show how far off he was from a 6.7 even then:

Few others believed Biden’s number, either:

To put it bluntly, partisan hatred for any particular president aside, it appears from the replies that no one at all believes the Golf Digest handicap list, Breitbart noted.

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