Former President of The United States of America (USA) Donald Trump on Monday touted in a statement hitting a hole-in-one while playing golf at his club in West Palm Beach, Florida last week. This took place after several social media users questioned his abilities.
Earlier, Tim Swain, who is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent South Carolina from Trump’s Republican Party), wrote in a simpering tweet – ‘Trump just made a hole-in-one!’ He even attached a photo that showed the 45th president of the United States holding the winning ball aloft together with Hall of Fame golfer Ernie Els, Gene Sauers, Ken Duke and Mike Goodes.
However, despite the well-intentioned social media post, the tweet was flooded with users doubting Trump’s claim of playing such a winning shot.
Donald Trump’s official justification statement
Reacting to the netizens’ comments and trolls, Trump, who is banned from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, released a statement and a video on his website, defending his purported feat on Monday.
“Many people are asking, so I’ll give it to you now, it is 100% true,” Trump stated.
He added: “While playing with the legendary golfer, Ernie Els, winner of four Majors and approximately 72 other tournaments throughout the world, Gene Sauers, winner of the Senior U.S. Open, Ken Duke, and Mike Goodes, both excellent tour players, I made a hole-in-one.
“It took place at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, on the 7th hole, which was playing 181-yards into a slight wind. I hit a 5-iron, which sailed magnificently into a rather strong wind, with approximately 5 feet of cut, whereupon it bounced twice and then went clank, into the hole.
“These great tour players noticed it before I did because their eyes are slightly better, but on that one hole only, their swings weren’t. Anyway, there’s a lot of chatter about it, quite exciting, and people everywhere seem to be asking for the facts.”