What is President Donald Trump’s golf handicap? How good is it?
President-elect Donald Trump has a USGA Disability Rating of 2.8. Is he a good golfer? Is it as good as it says? Does he cheat?
If his handicap is true and he is not a sandbagger, then he is one of the best, if not the best presidential golfer when he is sworn in on January 20, 2017.
With his handicap rating, one would expect Trump on a good day to hang around in the mid 70s. On his best day he can probably shoot around 70 on the right golf course in the right conditions. . However, Trump, as you can imagine, doesn’t have many recent scores. Instead, the scope of his handicap scores is from September 2009 to June 2016, spanning a long period to identify his best round (70 in an August 2013 tournament round) and his worst in that range. (86 in an October 2014 round).
Trump has played far more than the number of rounds he has been in, including during the campaign (despite what his campaign leadership has said), so we don’t have the full picture of his game. Trump didn’t has only scored one score since playing golf as president, and it’s likely his skills have diminished somewhat while he was president. If he even entered his best rounds, his Handicap Rating would likely increase significantly, closer to a handicap of 7.
Taking all of this into account, we’d classify Trump as what’s known as an inverted sandbag – someone who isn’t as good as his handicap says and who costs himself shots on the course to keep a handicap. of vanity.
Trump, 72, said he could still drive the ball about 285 yards from the tee. This is probably an exaggeration, however, with modern equipment he can probably still pop the ball 240-250 yards.
The president also said he has won a number of club championships at the many facilities (17) owned or operated by his golf subsidiary Trump Organization. Again, a number of his playing partners accused him of both cheating and exaggerating his performance on the course. Several top professional golfers and celebrity golf partners have said that Trump was dishonest when playing golf, to the point that it was comedic.
No matter how much of a golfer Trump is these days, he has shown his ability to golf better than most former presidents and the majority of American hackers.