The president-elect’s deep ties to the game has positive and negative implications
It starts with an indisputable fact: The person about to hold the most powerful office in the world is not only a lifelong golfer, but a major player in the golf industry. So we pose a simple question with a difficult answer: Will a Trump presidency be good or bad for the game?
First, a caveat. Right now, according to Larry Glick, who manages the development of Trump’s 18 (and counting) golf properties, golf is not on the radar. The operation of the courses will go into a blind trust run by his three children, with Eric Trump most involved. “If he’s played two rounds in the last six months, I’d be surprised,” said Glick of the president-elect. “And he’s been so busy, we haven’t talked anything about golf for months. He’s rolling up his sleeves to take on the challenge of this job.”