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Donald Trump’s Courses Not Worth What He Says

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There are plenty of golfers that like to tell a tale at the 19th hole. That two footer to win that five dollars off their buddy grows to a slippery, downhiller of greater length with each retelling. But few golfers have a pair of brass ones like Donald Trump. Trump is at it again and it seems to be non-stop BS from the king of hyperbole. While The Donald continues to put his rather large foot into his even larger… Continue Reading

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One Man’s Vision, Two Great Courses

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Where does a golf course get its start? It is not a question most of us ask as we drop off our clubs at the bag drop. But for a golf geek like me learning the history of the course is sometimes more enjoyable than playing especially when my slice has come to town. Golf course architects will tell you that the best courses are built by Mother Nature herself. Case in point is The Old Course at St. Andrews.… Continue Reading

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Is Donald Trump Good for Golf?

by Jeff Skinner It’s a big week on the PGA Tour as the world’s best golfers do battle at another World Golf Championship, the Cadillac Championship.  At the same time the tour is hosting the rest of the PGA Tour brethren at the Puerto Rico Open.  The thread that connects the two tournaments, I mean besides the huge paychecks, manicured courses and coddled professionals may be a surprise.  It’s Donald Trump. Yes, the King of Braggadocio, Donald Trump is the… Continue Reading

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Golf Inc.’s Most Powerful People In Golf

by Jeff Skinner Every golfer is always looking for a little more power and that’s not just on the course.  The power players in golf are constantly planning their next move to become most influential person in the game.  Golf Inc.com has released their ranking of “The Most Powerful People in Golf.” Now Golf Inc. has a different view of the “power players” in the game.  Unlike a many publications that are concerned with television ratings, Q-ratings and popular opinion… Continue Reading

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Donald Trump’s Greatest Course in the World

by Jeff Skinner The Donald was in all his glory this week as he showcased his new golf course, Trump International Golf Links, on the north coast of Scotland to a few selected friends.  Escorted by bagpipers Trump took every chance to declare that his pride and joy is “the greatest course in the world.” Joined by the European Tour’s George O’ Grady and the UK PGA Tour’s chief executive, Sandy Jones, Trump was his usual overbearing self, “It’s been… Continue Reading

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Trump International Golf Links & Some Bagpipes

by Jeff Skinner Take a look at Brian Morgan’s shots of  Trump International Golf Links or as The Donald calls it “the greatest golf course in the world.”  It looks like the course is growing in just fine and there are certainly some dramatic vistas.  It is scheduled to open next July but I’m not sure it will be ready…I didn’t see any shots of Trump’s trademark waterfall. Link to Geoff Shackelford story.

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Scots Fight Donald Trump in “You’ve Been Trumped”

by Jeff Skinner Few names generate as much debate as Donald Trump.  You either love him or you hate him, or possibly both.  Trump is never shy about how great he does things.  According to him, he’s building “the greatest course in the world” in Scotland to add to his stable of all “the greatest courses in the world” that he already owns. His Scotland project, Trump International Golf Links Scotland, leads his portfolio in controversy.  Set on the Aberdeen… Continue Reading

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Donald Trump Gets Child Labor in Scotland

by Jeff Skinner Love him or hate him, we have to admit that Donald Trump has acquired himself a fairly extensive selection of golf courses.  “The Donald” calls himself an avid golfer that is”committed to creating the world’s finest portfolio of golf courses.”  He appears very committed to me.  After all, how many course owners carry a big divot of turf around on their head?  Trump is special; according to him every course he owns is the “best in the… Continue Reading

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Where’s Waldo?…Where’s Tiger?…Where’s Elin?

by Jeff Skinner If Tiger Woods and his IMG brain trust are looking for ways to ease Tiger back into the public spotlight I have a great suggestion for them. Remember Waldo? The intrepid world traveler in those children’s books entitled “Where’s Waldo?” Well, since we’ve been playing “Where’s Tiger?” for the last month and Tiger has been losing sponsors it looks like a natural fit. It’s time Woods and his boys started earning back some of that cash they… Continue Reading

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