The man might still be serving out a life ban from his beloved Twitter, but Donald Trump decided nothing would get in the way of letting the world know about his recent hole-in-one. The medium? Like the comedic genius he is, the former US president drafted and circulated a lengthy press statement directly from his office, complete with play-by-play details.
The momentous occasion took place at his own course – the Trump International Golf Club located in West Palm Beach, Florida – and was witnessed by the likes of former #1 golf player Ernie Els, Gene Sauers, Ken Duke, and Mike Goodes. All of whom get a shoutout in said official press statement. Because that’s how you treat your boys.
And just to ensure there was zero doubt about his sick skills on the green, there’s even video evidence captured by Trump’s communication director, Taylor Budowich.
According to CNN, by all accounts, old Donny is actually quite “a good golfer.” Having spoken to a decent number of sources for a book he’s currently writing about US presidents and sports, reporter Chris Cillizza has confirmed Trump “likely has a single-digit handicap.”
“He is a much better golfer than people know, but he’s not as good as he says he is.”
“After nearly seven years in the public eye, Donald Trump has somehow managed to out-Donald-Trump himself,” writes Phillip Bump, reporter for The Washington Post.
“I play to people’s fantasies,” Donald Trump previously noted in The Art of the Deal.
“People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That’s why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular.”
“I call it truthful hyperbole. It’s an innocent form of exaggeration – and a very effective form of promotion.”
Say what you will, and setting aside actual politics, objectively speaking… the internet is a little more entertaining with someone like Donaldo kicking about.
Read the full statement issued by Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States of America, about his hole-in-one at Florida’s Trump International Golf Club (West Palm Beach).
Many people are asking, so I'll give it to you now: it is 100% true. While playing with the legendary golfer, Ernie Els, winner of four Majors and approximately 72 other tournaments throughout the world, Gene Sauers, winner of the Senior US Open, Ken Duke and Mike Goodes, both excellent tour players, I made a hole-in-one. It took place at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, on the 7th hole, which was playing 181-yards into a slight wind. I hit a 5-iron, which sailed magnificently into a rather strong wind, with approximately five feet of cut, whereupon it bounced twice and the went clank into the hole. These great tour players noticed it before I did because their eyes are slightly better, but on that one hole only, their swings weren't. Anyway, there's a lot of chatter about it, quite exciting, and people everywhere seem to be asking for the facts. Playing with that group of wonderful, talented players, was a lot of fun. The match was Ernie and me (with no strokes) against Gene, Mike, and Ken. I won't tell you who won because I am a very modest individual, and you will then say I was bragging - and I don't like people who brag.