Donald Trumps golf handicap

Donald Trumps golf handicap

Over the last year since he became President of the United States a lot has been written about Donald Trumps golf handicap and does he really play to the 2.8 golf handicap he holds with the US handicapping system, many golfers beg to differ whether or not he is a competent golfer and playing to a low single figure handicap!

According to the golf courses he plays Donald Trump has been playing his own golf courses with an average yardage of 6800 yards, which when you look at that type of yardage for a golf course that isn’t too far short of tour standard length it does seem a bit improbable that he does shoot low 70’s when he is playing. Donald Trumps golf handicap - Photo of Donald Trump

Apparently and this is all hearsay, but according to approx. 18 golfers who have had the opportunity to play with President Trump in the past 10 years he, in fact, takes numerous mulligans during a course of a round of golf without consideration of his playing partners, this basically means is that if he doesn’t hit a good tee shot or isn’t happy where his tee shot has finished he then puts the score on his scorecard that doesn’t reflect the use of the ‘mulligan’ – so basically he is cheating!

So this makes Mr Trump a notorious ‘mulligan’ taker and would then be nearly impossible to quantify his scores in the low 70’s or just one of two over par when playing 18 holes of golf, with his official golf handicap of 2.8 he should and would shoot scores around level par if the handicap was legitimate, but it cannot be an official handicap of 2.8 if he is taking extra shots by using mulligans during his round.

According to Ernie Els who has played with President Trump on numerous occasions reckons that his official golf handicap should be in the region of about an 8 or a 9 handicap, so I would say that he uses his power, influence and the fact that he owns the golf courses he plays to fabricate his playing ability. Donald Trumps golf handicap - Photo of Donald Trump

I am not doubting that President Trump can play golf because you can quite clearly see that he has the capability to play to a decent standard but not quite as low a handicap that he currently has registered in the United States, an 8 or 9 handicap is not to be sniffed at but I think his ego has kicked in and he feels that he should rightly be a 2.8 handicap golfer.

What do you think of Donald Trump’s handicap? I know if he wants to play for money off of his handicap of 2.8 then I would be up for playing him! Leave any comments below.

I hope that this article about Donald Trump’s golf handicap was of interest and if you have any questions regarding this article please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below I will be glad to respond to any comments left.

Happy Golfing as Always.


Michael Baker
Bogeys to Birdies

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2 Responses

  1. HI Tony, how true is that statement, when I am playing golf its not about winning its about challenging myself to be a better player and no doubt you do that as well. I play in a lot of senior amateur scratch events and I am always amazed at some players handicaps being so low but not in a million years are they that low a handicap, they are only fooling themselves and getting into the events by default. I think you are also right in the fact that Donald Trump’s playing partners are either in awe of him or totally shit scared to say anything LOL. Keep in touch Tony and always nice to hear from you.

    Michael – Bogeys to Birdies

  2. tony says:

    Hi Michael

    All ways a pleasure to keep in touch and visit your site and read your articles.
    Golf is a game of being honest with yourself and knowing your capabilities, you can’t “fudge” your handicap, your playing partners will soon pick up if you are understating your handicap, perhaps Donald Trump’s playing partners are in awe of him!!

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