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Trump strikes me as the kind of golfer who, on a good day, could score in the mid-to-high 80s, but if he made a mistake at any time and ended up in the deep rough or a sand trap, his first instinct would be to cheat his way out of the problem. If that was not an option because people were watching him, he would probably make a few angry attempts at recovery, likely make things worse, then quit in anger while blaming his caddy.



Coincidentally, that's how I also view his presidency.
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Think you could beat Lance Armstrong in an honest bike race?
Oh, I dunno - do you think, next time, that you could come up with a relevant question?
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Oh, I dunno - do you think, next time, that you could come up with a relevant question?
I guess you haven't heard but Armstrong was probably doping most of his entire career. Also, lighten up, buddy.
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Clinton plays but I don't think he ever devoted a lot of time practicing.
Clinton also believed that golf rules were flexible when he was involved.

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Bill Clinton was an avid golfer in office, but according to Van Natta, only "followed the rules for about a hole and a half".

Clinton was so fond of using a mulligan, giving a player a second chance at a stroke, that they were dubbed 'billigans'.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...Billigans.html

Apparently Kennedy was pretty good.
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https://twitter.com/lachlan/status/1126856853571424256

So Trump hit a ball into the water, the son of another golfer who's about 10 or 11 hit his onto the green, then Trump had his caddie switch balls so he could putt and had the caddie inform the kid it was his that went into the water.

Now, what's wrong with this picture? The son was apparently an adult in his 20s, so Rick Reilly has set the record straight. Which now makes that anecdote as uninteresting to me as the rest of this thread.
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so it's OK to cheat a guy who is an adult but not a kid?
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:49 PM
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so it's OK to cheat a guy who is an adult but not a kid?
Neither is okay.

It's just a tad more contemptible, disgusting, and disgraceful to cheat a child.
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It's easier, though. Give him that.

'Course it only means a bully likes to pick the weakest target he can.

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Old 05-13-2019, 04:38 PM
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It's easier, though. Give him that.

'Course it only means a bully likes to pick the weakest target he can.
Yes, the phrase "punching down" was tailor-made for the example of Trump cheating a kid.
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He is claiming he shot a 68 last month .

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/17/polit...olf/index.html
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He is claiming he shot a 68 last month .

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/17/polit...olf/index.html
Hell, I shot a 68.
But on the second hole. . .
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He is claiming he shot a 68 last month .

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/17/polit...olf/index.html
Ridiculous lie.

Ridiculous human being.

Our president.
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Finished the book just the other day. Didn't really tell me anything I didn't already know about the Mango Menace's complete and utter lack of character. But Rick Reilly's writing made it at least somewhat amusing (at times).
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Clinton also believed that golf rules were flexible when he was involved.
Rick Reilly, a man who is serious about golf, doesn't like Clinton's cheating either.

But, based on what Reilly wrote, Clinton's cheating doesn't bother me.

-- Bill Clinton does not claim to have won eighteen (or any) club championships.

-- Clinton cheats, or cheated, openly.

-- Clinton cheats to gleefully help himself, not to hurt others. Bill doesn't race ahead in his double-speed golf cart, then throwing an opponent's ball in the rough, as does my current President.

-- Bill Clinton does not refuse to pay people who joined his clubs before he purchased them, and then resigned from the club, the contractually refundable portion of their original initiation fee. Admittedly, a big reason for this is that Bill Clinton doesn't own any golf clubs. But, if he did, I suspect they would be legitimate businesses rather than a near-Ponzi-scheme to fleece the people who joined the clubs before Trump bought them (read the book).

-- Bill Clinton does not recruit the Secret Service to cheat for him.
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Someone has apparently hacked into 45's USGA account and posted a bunch of very high scores. Ha ha, isn't that funny. Worse than a waste of time and effort, it makes him look like a victim instead of the asshole that he is.
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Someone has apparently hacked into 45's USGA account and posted a bunch of very high scores. Ha ha, isn't that funny. Worse than a waste of time and effort, it makes him look like a victim instead of the asshole that he is.
Works for him, though, since he's always trying to come off like he's the victim of something. What an effing doorknob.
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Trump. Charity. Now THAT'S a side-splitter!
Well to be fair Trump has donated his presidential salary to if not charities, at least government agencies. I'm sure he had donated some small amounts to charities, however begrudgingly, over the years.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tr...ary-donations/



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Someone has apparently hacked into 45's USGA account and posted a bunch of very high scores. Ha ha, isn't that funny. Worse than a waste of time and effort, it makes him look like a victim instead of the asshole that he is.

It appears that the information they have posted is not accurate, I'm not sure if that means just some of the information is inaccurate or all of it but they have scores for him for days when it has been verified he didn't even play.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost....ed-report/amp/

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Scores of 101, 100, 108 and 102 were posted under the commander-in-chief’s name on the USGA’s handicap service Friday — but Trump was traveling from New York to DC those days and did not hit the links.
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