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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:06 PM

Making golf horrible again [View all]

Lawrence Donegan

... "He cheats like hell," .. golfer <Suzann Pettersen? declared in an interview with the US correspondent of the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang ...

... When Samuel L. Jackson was asked who was the better golfer, Trump or himself, he responded, "Oh, I am, for sure. I don't cheat." Asked to name the worst golf cheat heíd ever come across, Alice Cooper said: "I played golf with Donald Trump one time. Thatís all I'm going to say" ...

.. This is a guy who has hit the links an estimated ninety-six times in the last year, signaling an obsession that leaves that noted lover of golf Barack Obama (who played twenty-six rounds in his first year in office) looking like a dilettante. He is passionate about golf in the way he is passionate about himself. It is possible to believe, therefore, that he might care if one of the pros he reveres stood up to him and criticized his behavior ...

... An estimated eight hundred courses have closed over the last decade, a figure that grows on a monthly basis. The number of golfers in the US fell by almost two million in the five years to 2016, according to the National Golf Foundation. Growth in participation among younger players is nonexistent. No wonder: kids donít have to wear a collared shirt and khakis to the skatepark. Meanwhile, their parentsí discretionary dollars are shifting to other, less time-consuming, less expensive, and less socially exclusive pastimes. And as golf gets less diverse again, youíll find a dozen Donald Trump-alikes in every clubhouse bar, reveling in their newly-granted permission to be willfully offensive. Who wants to spend $1,000 a month in membership dues to listen to their bile? ...

https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/02/09/trump-making-golf-horrible-again/

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