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  • With Clinton out sick, Obama goes after Trump

    09/13/2016 2:18:18 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 112 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 13, 2016 | Ayesha Rascoe and James Oliphant
    With Hillary Clinton sidelined by pneumonia, U.S. President Barack Obama took up the Democrats' fight against Donald Trump on Tuesday, trying to quash the Republican presidential candidate's bid to appeal to working-class voters.Obama, whose 50 percent job approval rating could help improve the climate for the Democratic ticket in the Nov. 8 election, rallied party faithful against Trump, a 70-year-old New York real estate developer, at an outdoor event in Philadelphia."This is a guy who spent 70 years on this earth showing no concern for working people. He spent most of his life trying to stay far away from working...
  • Obama snubs Hillary fundraisers on Martha’s Vineyard

    08/22/2016 8:05:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    In a dramatic snub, President and Mrs. Obama stayed away from multiple Hillary Clinton fundraisers yesterday on 87.5 sq. mile Martha’s Vineyard, where they were wrapping up their family vacation. A lot of people noticed, including the UK Daily Mail’s Alana Goodman. President Obama was a no-show at a flurry of fundraisers hosted by Hillary Clinton just a few miles from where he was staying at a beachfront vacation rental in Martha's Vineyard over the weekend. Clinton arrived at Martha's Vineyard with her husband, Bill, over the weekend – purportedly to celebrate Bill's 70th birthday, but also to attend a...
  • Vacationing President Obama Dedicates 18th-Hole Birdie To Louisiana Flood Victims (Satire)

    08/21/2016 11:47:43 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 8/20/2016
    OAK BLUFFS, MA—Carrying a 47-over-par performance to the 18th tee at Farm Neck Golf Club during his vacation on the island of Martha’s Vineyard Thursday, President Obama told golfing buddy Larry David that he was determined to “get one back,” sources reported. After utilizing his 10th and final mulligan on an errant slice, the commander-in-chief hit a solid drive down the fairway from the red tees on the 435-yard par 5, leaving approximately 275 yards left to the front of the green. Then “the best couple of 3-woods [he has] ever hit,” along with a very lucky bounce, put him...
  • ‘He Has A Very Busy Schedule’ — DHS Secretary Defends Obama’s Absence In Louisiana

    08/19/2016 12:06:18 PM PDT · by detective · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Aug 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visited Louisiana yesterday to reassure local officials and citizens in the state that President Obama cared about the victims of the devastating floods. When asked by reporters during a press conference if President Barack Obama would take time from his vacation to visit the state, Johnson was unable to commit.
  • As Louisiana Drowns, Obama Golfs

    08/19/2016 11:49:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it, Louisiana is underwater and currently experiencing the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Before Sandy, the worst natural disaster was Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Thirteen people in Louisiana are dead, thousands are displaced and nearly 90,000 people have registered for federal disaster aid. From the Red Cross: The devastating flooding in Louisiana has forced thousands of people from their homes with just the few things they could take with them. The American Red Cross is there, providing food, shelter and relief supplies to those affected by the largest natural disaster to hit the United...
  • Obama Golfs as Louisiana Floods

    08/19/2016 3:30:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    President Barack Obama has decided to stay on the golf course in Martha’s Vineyard, despite Louisiana getting hit by floods that are causing one of the worst U.S. natural disasters since Hurricane Sandy.
  • President Obama’s Refusal to Interrupt Golf Vacation Amid Louisiana Flooding Stirs Anger

    08/18/2016 7:43:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2016 | By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times
    President Obama is stirring resentment over his refusal to interrupt his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to survey the Louisiana flood — the worst U.S. natural disaster since 2012 — while drawing comparisons to President George W. Bush’s hotly criticized response to Hurricane Katrina in the same state. Mr. Obama’s lack of urgency is drawing unflattering parallels to the federal response in 2005, when Mr. Bush was branded as uncaring and even racist for not touching down during a flyover two days after Hurricane Katrina Not only has Mr. Obama refused to cut short his golfing vacation, but he also has issued...
  • Obama golfs with Larry David at Martha's Vineyard

    08/18/2016 4:48:35 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Obama, on vacation at Martha's Vineyard, Mass., took the "Seinfeld" co-creator out for a game of golf, along with frequent presidential golf partners and businessmen Robert Wolf and Jonathan Lavine, according to pool reports. David parlayed his striking impression of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) into regular appearances on "Saturday Night Live" this past year.
  • Obama unlikely to halt vacation to visit flooded Louisiana

    08/18/2016 9:49:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 18, 2016 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is unlikely to break from a New England vacation to survey flood damage in Louisiana, despite calls for him to visit and meet with responders and victims. The White House insists Obama is not indifferent to the suffering of thousands who were washed out of their homes in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas of the state. At least 13 people have died as a result of the flooding, and at one point 11,000 were in shelters. That number has dropped as water levels have receded.
  • Obama gets update on deadly Louisiana floods, heads back to golf course

    08/17/2016 3:42:34 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/17/16 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Mr. Fugate “briefed the president on the resources that have been provided to support the response and recovery.” Mr. Obama directed FEMA to use “all resources available” to help in the recovery. But there were no changes in travel plans announced for the president, who is scheduled to stay on the island until Sunday.
  • Obama mum on Milwaukee riots, but speaking at Clinton cash bash and golfing

    08/15/2016 10:10:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama has been quiet so far about two nights of rioting in Milwaukee, but he’ll speak out for Hillary Clinton’s candidacy Monday night at a Democratic fundraiser.
  • President Obama gets briefing on violence in Milwaukee, then goes golfing

    08/14/2016 1:24:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/14/16 | Dave Boyer
    A vacationing President Obama received an update Sunday about a night of rioting and gunfire in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before he headed out for another round of golf. The White House said Mr. Obama was briefed on the unrest by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who spoke to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The president later departed for a golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning, Washington lawyer Cy Walker and Mercer Cook, a cousin of Ms. Jarrett. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. called for the National Guard to respond to the area where rioters burned
  • Trump golf club renovation hit with 23rd lien, this time for $236K [18/23 paid]

    08/11/2016 4:34:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 10, 2016 | Jose Lambiet
    ....This lien, which opens the way for a forced sale of Doral unless it’s paid off, was filed Aug. 9 by Straticon LLC, the Martin County-based construction firm in charge of part of the $255 million renovation of the famed country club. According to the paperwork, Starticon says it’s still owed $236,472 for its work on the three-year project, which ended in June. ...Trump Endeavor managed to stave off an attempt by a mom-and-pop paint supplier, The Paint Spot, to force the sale of the club over the final payment of $34,000 for $200,000 worth of paint. ...Alan Garten, Trump’s...
  • Obama: I'm Not Quitting,I'm Being "Forced Out" Of The Presidency

    08/08/2016 10:36:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 8, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama says he’s being “forced out” of the Oval Office, not quitting, as he faces the end of his presidency.
  • Obama Golfs 300th Round as President at Martha’s Vineyard

    08/07/2016 2:53:34 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 8, 2016 | by Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama kicked off his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard this afternoon with another round of golf. According to CBS reporter Mark Knoller, that marks Obama’s 300th golf game during his presidency. Obama reached this presidential milestone at the Farm Neck golf course with NBA star Chris Paul, his friend Cy Walker, and White House staffer Joe Paulsen.
  • Rio's Olympic Golf Course Overrun with Capybaras and Crocodiles Days Ahead of Summer Games

    08/06/2016 3:22:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    People ^ | August 4, 2016 | Tiare Dunlap
    With many of the world's top golfers having already bowed out of this year's Olympic Games, those intrepid athletes brave enough to make the trip to Rio may be counting on an easier path to victory. While it's true that the likes of Jason Day, Jordan Speith and Dustin Johnson won't be a threat to the attending golfers' Olympic hopes this year, capybaras, mini crocodiles, monkeys, boa constrictors and other native wildlife will. The course that will host Olympic golf next Thursday is located in western Rio's Barra da Tijuca, an upscale neighborhood situated between two large lakes and on...
  • Obama, the aging athlete

    08/03/2016 6:40:06 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 25 replies
    theundefeated.com ^ | Michael A. Fletcher
    The president retreats from the physical intensity of basketball to the relative serenity of golf
  • Trump Jokes: I Should Play Obama In a Golf Match For Presidency

    08/03/2016 5:14:18 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 29 replies
    Pro Golf Weekly ^ | 08/03/2016 | Jeff McKenzie
    Donald Trump was at rally in Daytona, Florida today, describing his recent trip to Scotland for the grand opening of Trump Turnberry. The GOP nominee was on one of his rants about “crooked Hillary,” and describing how he didn’t want to be photographed with a golf club, to avoid it being used for political gain by Democrats.
  • Maddow Mocks RNC Speaker, Woman Golfer Gulbis, for Modest Ranking

    07/20/2016 4:25:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Where does Rachel Maddow’s feminist solidarity end? When a woman has the audacity to support a Republican . . . On MSNBC, commenting on tonight’s RNC, Maddow twice mocked speaker Natalie Gulbis, a professional golfer, for her current modest world ranking of about 500. In doing so, Maddow ignored the fact that Gulbis is a former #6 on the LPGA money list, has won four professional tournaments and at one point placed in the top 10 in four consecutive major championships. If Tiger Woods spoke for Trump, I suppose Maddow would dismiss him as “the 628th golfer in the world”...
  • As Municipal Golf Courses Lose Money, Taxpayers Pick Up the Tab

    07/19/2016 8:47:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/18/2016 | Josh Paladino
    In 2015, Lansing’s city government used $555,000 from its general fund to pay for its money-losing municipal golf course. That was not an unusual year; Groesbeck Golf Course has received money from the city’s general fund every year since at least 2005. In those 11 years, Lansing’s general fund has transferred $5.9 million to the golf course. These transfers compensate for the municipal course’s losses, which annually total of at least $400,000. Cities get into the golf business believing that they will make money. But a review of public courses in Michigan shows that, in practice, they are big losers...
  • The Open Championship at Royal Troon Thread

    07/16/2016 8:02:00 AM PDT · by fhayek · 19 replies
    Golf Channel ^ | 7/16/16
    Leader board at link.
  • Programming Alert: Trump on Feherty's Show, Monday Night on Golf Channel

    07/14/2016 2:18:50 PM PDT · by mancini · 2 replies
    New interview. Check your local listings.
  • Golf champ to skip Olympics over Zika

    07/09/2016 12:43:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson on Friday said that he will not attend the Olympic Games in Rio over the fears of Zika virus, ESPN reported. "I feel it would be irresponsible to put myself, [my fiancée,] or our family at risk," said the athlete, who is ranked second in the sport worldwide. "I believe I am making the right decision for me and, most importantly, my family. While I am sure some will be critical of my decision, my hope is that most will understand and support it." Thirteen golfers have already announced that they will not be at...
  • NAME of Golf Course Where Clinton Played in 100+ Degree Phoenix Heat Before Lynch Meeting?

    06/29/2016 6:02:25 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 85 replies
    Self | June 29, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Ah! When you have a private jet and lots of money to golf anywhere in the country, the first place that would leap to mind would be Phoenix, AZ which has been in the news lately for its blazing heat wave. Yesterday over 100 degrees which is when Bill Clinton claimed to have golfed before meeting up with AG Loretta Lynch at the airport tarmac. Okay, so my question is WHAT is the name of the golf course that Clinton played Heat Wave golf at? He must love that sweltering heat! If you find the answer, please post here.
  • Trump dines with Rupert Murdoch and wife Jerry Hall at posh Scottish golf course

    06/25/2016 2:29:04 PM PDT · by GilGil · 125 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/25/2016 | David Martosko
    Donald Trump welcomed Rupert Murdoch and his wife Jerry Hall for dinner at his luxurious golf course in northeast Scotland on Saturday, the final event of a two-day tour of his properties there. Murdoch, 80, arrived at around 5:15 with wife Jerry Hall, 59, a former model who was previously married to Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger. The pair rode up the road to the clubhouse in an SUV with Trump himself. The MacLeod House, a restored 15th Century mansion on the grounds of the Trump International Golf Links Scotland, was the site of the meal. After a visit to...
  • Obama Mocks Donald Trump For Golf Course Trip

    06/25/2016 7:01:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/25/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama mocked presumptive nominee Donald Trump for appearing at his golf course in Scotland after the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. During a fundraiser in Seattle, Obama explained his trip to the Global Entrepreneur Summit in California with Mark Zuckerberg and met young people around the world who were starting their own businesses. “Now, this of course was against the backdrop of Brexit, and the nominee of the presidency for the other party at a golf course,” he said mockingly as the audience laughed. Obama dismissed Brexit as “a reaction to the world shrinking and...
  • Live:Donald Trump POST Brexit EVENT from TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND (Trump Turnberry, Scotland) {6-24-16}

    06/24/2016 2:24:20 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 535 replies
    Friday, June 24, 2016 - This event is a press conference held at the Trump Turnberry Resort.@ 10:00am in Turnberry, Scotland @ Trump Turnberry, Scotland. A Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will follow at 11:00 AM. I'm not sure on the time for this. One live thread says 1pm EDT.
  • U.S. Open Live Thread

    06/16/2016 11:23:22 AM PDT · by fhayek · 83 replies
    USGA- The Official Site of The 2016 U.S. Open ^ | 6/16/16 | David Shefter and Ron Driscoll
    The U.S. Open is known for producing surprises in the first round. Remember journeyman Andy Dillard registering birdies on his first six holes at Pebble Beach in 1992? How about Justin Hicks sharing the first-round lead in 2008 at Torrey Pines, or Michael Thompson opening with a 66 at The Olympic Club in 2012, the same venue where he was the runner-up in the 2007 U.S. Amateur? Unknown Lee Mackey is probably the ultimate first-round phenom, breaking the U.S. Open scoring record in 1950 at Merion with a 64 before shooting a second-round 81. Andrew Landry may be a candidate...
  • Obama in Florida this weekend to raise cash for Murphy, play golf [Round 300]

    06/02/2016 12:29:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 6/1/16 | George Bennett
    Obama will raise money for U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy’s Senate bid and for other Democrats in Miami on Friday before heading to the Treasure Coast for an expected weekend of golf. Obama is scheduled to raise money for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee and Murphy at three separate events. The DNC has billed the trip as..... ....90 people are expected to pay at least $10,000 apiece for the DNC fundraiser at the home of attorney Robert Rubenstein. Tickets start.... ....nearing his 300th round of golf....according to CBS News White House correspondent and unofficial Obama record keeper...
  • Donald Trump Responds to PGA Move to Mexico: ‘Hope They Have Kidnapping Insurance’

    06/02/2016 10:59:20 AM PDT · by McGruff · 87 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 2, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is responding to the PGA moving the 2017 World Golf Championship to Mexico instead of holding it at Trump Doral in Miami. “They move the World Golf Championships from Miami to Mexico City,” Trump commented. “They moved the PGA Tour, moved the World Golf Championships from Miami, where they’re furious to Mexico City.” “If I become your president, this stuff is all going to stop,” Trump added. He went on to criticize the U.S. economy for being taken advantage of by Mexico.
  • Vijay Singh Accuses PGA Tour of 'Absurd' and 'Unfair' Treatment

    06/01/2016 2:21:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Golf - Yahoo ^ | June 1, 2016 | Pete Madden
    A three-time major winner is turning into a major headache for the PGA Tour. In a memorandum filed with the New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday, Vijay Singh accused Tour officials of subjecting him to "absurd" and "unfair" treatment by ignoring the use of deer antler spray by five other professional golfers playing on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour and then lying to the public by "characterizing Singh as a cheater who caught a break." ... Singh's lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, claimed that the Tour's legal strategy attempts to rewrite their rules to cover their own tracks. ......
  • Donald Trump loses big golf tourney to Mexico, suggests PGA needs ‘kidnapping insurance’

    06/01/2016 4:04:37 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 1, 2016
    Mexicans are already taking our jobs, and now they’re taking my golf tournament. OK, so Donald Trump didn’t exactly speak those words when he found out that the PGA Tour is moving one of its prestigious golf events away from Trump’s resort at Doral and down to Mexico.
  • Golf tournament leaving Trump’s Doral course for Mexico

    06/01/2016 4:17:50 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 1, 2016
    Golf tournament leaving Trump’s Doral course for Mexico The annual event, in Doral since 1962, is moving to Mexico City The PGA gave Doral no indication if it will ever return to South Florida This comes six months after the PGA said it reevaluate the future of the tournament because of Trump’s controversial comments about Mexicans and Muslim
  • PGA Tour moves golf event from Donald Trump's Doral to Mexico City

    06/01/2016 10:08:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 104 replies
    See BS ^ | 6/1/16 | Kyle Porter
    The PGA Tour has been going to Doral, Florida, for 55 straight years. From 1962 until 2006, it visited for the Doral Open, and then in 2007, it began hosting the WGC-Cadillac Championship, which continued until this past year. Fifty-five straight years of PGA Tour golf in Doral. Well, we might have seen professional golf there for the last time -- at least in the immediate future -- when Adam Scott defeated Rory McIlroy and others at Trump National in March. That's because the PGA Tour has decided to pull one of its marquee events out of the course near...
  • Trump Plans to Attend Re-Opening of Scottish Golf Course

    06/01/2016 6:37:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    Donald Trump is planning to attend the ceremonial opening of his Turnberry golf complex in Scotland following an extensive revamp. The Republican presidential contender said in a statement Wednesday that he's looking forward to attending the official opening on June 24 following the 200 million-pound ($290 million) renovation. He will be coming the day after British voters decide in a referendum whether to stay or leave the 28-country European Union.
  • Monster alligator stuns golfers by casually strolling across Florida golf course [tr]

    05/31/2016 5:49:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2016 | Staff
    Golfers in Palmetto, Florida, could be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled off the course and into Jurassic Park at the weekend. While playing a typical Sunday game at Buffalo Creek Golf Course, Charles Helms was able to get a video of a monster alligator casually strolling across the course. The dinosaur-like gator looked even bigger when another man came into the frame to take a picture - but apparently he is quite a regular sight in the area.
  • Donald Trump denies climate change--but fears it could hurt his golf course

    05/23/2016 8:12:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Rebecca Shabad
    Donald Trump has said he doesn't believe in man-made climate change and has called global warming a "hoax," but he's trying to protect a golf course he owns on the coast of Ireland from its effects. The presumptive GOP nominee applied for a permit to build a seawall next to Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland in County Clare to prevent erosion, according to Politico. His application included an environmental impact statement that explicitly mentions "global warming and its effects." According to Politico's report, that statement says that rising sea levels in that region could accelerate erosion. The statement...
  • Golfer Jack Nicklaus: Trump is 'awakening the country'

    05/21/2016 10:07:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill's In The Know Gossip Blog ^ | May 21, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus on Saturday praised presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying that his candidacy has turned the country “upside down.” “I like what Donald has done,” he said in an interview with CBS’s “Sunday Morning.” “He’s turning America upside down, he’s awakening the country. “We need a lot of that,” he added. Nicklaus said that Trump’s “not stupid” and that he will eventually learn to be more polished like other politicians. “I like the guy. He’s a good man and if he’s the one that’s on the ticket, I’ll be voting for him,” he said.
  • Phil Mickelson Named In Federal Insider Trading Lawsuit [civil, not criminal]

    05/19/2016 11:21:30 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 19 May 2016 | A. J. Perez
    Mickelson owed [sports gambler Billy] Walters money from gambling debts - Walters "urged Mickelson to trade in Dean Foods stock..." - The SEC claims Mickelson repaid Walters in September 2012, largely, with the trading proceeds.
  • Muirfield loses [British] Open after vote against allowing women members [ed]

    05/19/2016 8:30:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 19, 2016 | Staff
    Muirfield has been removed from the host venue rotation for The Open after members of the Scottish golf club voted against allowing women to join. The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which owns Muirfield, will remain a men-only club after failing to reach the two-thirds majority required to change the club's membership policy.
  • Oscar De La Hoya Says Donald Trump Cheated at Golf

    05/05/2016 9:07:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    Of all the things Donald Trump has been called on the campaign trail, this one might sting the most: golf cheat. Oscar De La Hoya says that’s what he saw on the links when Trump joined up with his group at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles two years ago. Trump, he said, cheated not once but twice in the space of two holes. “Yes, I caught him,” De La Hoya said. “It was unbelievable.
  • Oscar De La Hoya claims Donald Trump cheated on his own golf course

    05/04/2016 5:12:05 PM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 5/4/2016 | Gabrielle McMillen
    Don't expect Oscar De La Hoya to be supporting Donald Trump's presidential campaign any time soon. The former boxing champion is making some serious claims and taking a shot at Trump's golfing integrity, saying he cheated on his own golf course. "It shows something about his character," De La Hoya told The Associated Press. "Golf is a gentleman's sport. You don't lie about your score, you don't lie about moving your ball. It goes to show what we're dealing with."
  • Donald Trump’s image in Scotland is ‘dreadful, sub-zero’ after golf course fiasco

    04/18/2016 5:03:31 PM PDT · by John W · 150 replies
    thecomeback.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Alex Putterman
    Almost a decade ago, Donald Trump promised to build the world’s greatest golf course, in Aberdeen, Scotland. The course, Trump International Golf Links, was opened in 2012, no thanks to some windmills and a rebellious farmer, but a Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel report that will air Tuesday night on HBO shows just how much Scotland came to despise Trump over the course of the ordeal. Basically, Trump, in all his bluster, promised massive job creation and beautiful development and expansive investment and (from the Scottish perspective, at least) fell short on all fronts, making far more enemies than friends...
  • While Obama Golfs, Kremlin Shipping Trainloads of Tanks and Heavy Artillery into Ukraine

    04/18/2016 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    [Reuters pic]As I myself posted here in 2009, Barack Obama from the start projected a dangerous weakness in foreign policy, as I saw a future Putin proclaiming 'Yes We Can' invade Ukraine... and what are you going to do about it? Sorry to say that's all come to be, as the hapless, largely abandoned Ukrainians -and their lukewarm sponsors in the West- have been repeatedly outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin, both militarily and diplomatically. Sanctions have indeed hurt the Russian economy, yet nobody is better than the Kremlin at squeezing the plebes' living standards in the name of national-imperialist pride,...
  • University bans golf team from using Trump course because of campaign rhetoric

    04/13/2016 5:43:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 12, 2016 | Peter Fricke and Anthony Gockowski
    One of the top golf programs in the country is no longer allowed to practice at the Trump Doral golf course because administrators deemed Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric to be inconsistent with Barry University's values. Late last year, Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the Administration, determined that Trump's campaign rhetoric conflicts with the university's mission, triggering an automatic severing of relations with all businesses and organizations in which he holds a senior leadership position. . . . Neither the Trump campaign nor the Trump Organization seem to have taken notice of Barry’s...
  • GolfCast Live: Spieth throws away lead

    04/10/2016 2:58:29 PM PDT · by fhayek · 83 replies
    Jordan Spieth made the turn with a 5-shot lead, but a quadruple-bogey 7 on the 12th hole sent him tumbling down the leaderboard. We're tracking Round 4 from Augusta National.
  • Bubba Watson: 'I have a lot of mental issues'

    04/04/2016 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 36 replies
    For The Win ^ | April 4th, 2016 | Luke Kerr-Dineen
    It’s Masters week, so CBS decided to kick off the most glorious week of the year with a very well-done profile of two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson. Bubba is a bit of a peculiar case for golf fans. The way he plays golf is awe-inspiring and is, in many ways, unprecedented. He hits the ball so far and with so much movement that it often looks like he’s playing a different game than everybody else. But Bubba also has a nasty habit of throwing temper tantrums on the course, lashing-out at fans and his caddie in ways that have earned...
  • Herman says Trump gave him timely push to make the tour

    04/03/2016 3:17:23 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | older | SIMON EVANS
    "I got in the golf business, started working at the PGA Village, got a phone call and started working up at Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey." It was there, in 2006, that the owner of the course, American celebrity entrepreneur Donald Trump, spurred Herman to try again at a professional career. "At Trump I was an assistant pro, tournament ops, things like that," Herman recalled. "I got into a nice conversation with Donald, Mr. Trump, one day. "He's like, 'Why are you folding shirts and giving lessons? Why aren't you on the Tour? I've played with tour players, you're...
  • First look at the new Trump Turnberry as it gets ready to reopen to the public

    03/22/2016 6:56:24 AM PDT · by protest1 · 14 replies
    The Daily Record ^ | 21 Mar 2016 | Stuart Wilson
    FROM gold plated taps to Italian marble, the £200 million revamp of Trump Turnberry is giving extra sparkle to the jewel on the Ayrshire coast. DONALD Trump has promised to make Turnberry bigger and better than ever, and for £200million it looks like he’s getting plenty of bang for his buck. The billionaire magnate’s radical overhaul is transforming the iconic 110 year old Ayrshire hotel and golf course, which reopens on June 1.
  • Chinese Primary School Makes Golf Compulsory

    03/21/2016 10:26:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | 21 Mar 2016
    A Chinese primary school is making golf lessons compulsory in an effort to widen participation in a country where the sport has been been controversial for its links with wealthy elites. About 400 pupils at the publicly funded Experimental School of Foreign Languages in Shanghai are teeing off weekly, the state-run China Daily said Monday. "Golf is not a high-class sport exclusive to the rich. It can be a popular game accessible to all," it cited school principal Xia Haiping as saying.