Donald Trump has made another claim and this time he didn’t have to beg for his total to be changed.
The former president posted on Truth Social that he won the Senior Club Championship at his club in Bedminster, N.J. Trump, who apparently was able to dig out his golf shirts that were mixed among the classified documents stored at Mar-a-Lago, claims he shot a 67, but did not say if that was in a practice round or even what day he recorded that score.
“I am pleased to report, for those that care, that I just won the Senior Club Championship (must be over 50 years old!) at Bedminster (Trump National Golf Club), shooting a round of 67,” the 77-year-old Palm Beach resident posted. “Now, some people will think that sounds low, but there is no hanky/lanky. Many people watch, plus I am surrounded by Secret Service Agents. Not much you can do even if you wanted to, and I don’t.”
Trump concluded his post: “For some reason, I am just a good golfer/athlete – I have won many Club Championships, and it is always a great honor!”
The question is which number is larger: Trump’s club championships or the 91 felony counts he faces in four jurisdictions.
]In January, Trump announced he won the Senior Club Championship at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, despite not playing the first round of the tournament.
Members arrived the second day surprised to see Trump with a five-point lead using the Modified Stableford method. But Trump never played the first round as he was attending a funeral in North Carolina.
Trump told tournament organizers he played a strong round on the course Thursday, two days before the tournament started, and decided that would count as his Saturday score for the club championship. That score was five points better than any competitor posted during Saturday’s first round.
Trump’s latest claim comes two days after he became the first former president with a mug shot. He was booked in Fulton County stemming from his attempt to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results by asking Georgia’s secretary of state to “find” 11,780 votes.
Trump had good reason to vehemently defend himself against “hanky/lanky” and insist “people watch.” Not only was he the subject of a 2019 book by sportswriter Rick Reilly: “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump;” a video of Trump shanking a pitch shot at his club in Los Angeles went viral in June.
LIV Golf will hold three events on Trump properties this year, including Bedminster, which was played this month. Of the 144 rounds played at Bedminster by LIV golfers, six shot 67 or lower.
Trump typically plays in the pro-am leading up to LIV events he hosts, including the tournament at Doral. In October, after playing nine holes with Jupiter’s Brooks Koepka, Trump praised his game … Trump’s, not Koepka’s.
“I hit it straight, I hit good drives, I hit good irons,” he said.