Did Donald Trump beat a pair of pro golfers? One Congressional candidate said he did

Former President Donald Trump enjoys spending time on the golf course, and he had long hoped to host a major tournament at one of the courses his organization owns. The 2022 PGA Championship was originally scheduled at his course in Bedminster, but the PGA of America took that away after his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Trump still plays consistently and he has long been proud of his game.

But does the 77-year-old presidential candidate have the kind of game that can hold off touring pros? According to a former White House aide who is running for Congress, that’s exactly what happened during a recent outing.

At a rally in Rome, Georgia, candidate Brian Jack insisted that Trump did just that.

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“I’m not sure if I should say this,” said Jack. “But just a few weeks ago, President Trump put to shame two professional golfers. I ain’t gonna mention their names, but just know he shot a 70 on 18 holes.”

According to a post at, no course was mentioned in Jack’s speech, but this score would be in line with previous numbers Trump has insisted he’s produced.

Jack did not cite the course where this alleged 70 was shot. But if it was the notoriously difficult Trump-owned Bedminster, NJ layout, then Trump might have actually had an off day. Back in August, the former president claimed to have shot a 67 on that track. Two weeks earlier, a the same course hosted a tournament for Saudi-backed LIV golf. Trump’s claimed 67 would have beaten 47 of the 48 pros in the final round.

The aspiring congressman did not share any specifics — including whether Trump took any mulligans or played from the same tees as the pros. If Trump got any significant edges like that, then the pros certainly would not have felt as though they’d been “put to shame” — even if Trump shot a lower score. But the idea of Trump, at age 77, outplaying two current pros without receiving any type of advantage?

In 2023, Trump announced the victory via social media.

“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 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!”

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek