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Donald Trump once wrote a golf instruction book?! Donald Trump once wrote a golf instruction book.

November 11, 2016

Long before he was trying to “Make America Great Again,” Donald Trump was merely focused on making America great at golf. An avid golfer, Trump wrote an instruction book by collecting tips from other others he’d played with throughout the years.

Trump: The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received, was published in May of 2005, and it’s a meaty 320 pages long. Here’s a look at the cover.


And here’s part of the description of the book, which can still be bought online.

“The host and co-producer of the megahit reality show The Apprentice presents a unique collection of golf advice. From Palmer and Player, Mickelson and Vijay to Pat Boone, Stone Phillips, and even Yogi Berra, these players, teachers, businesspeople, and celebrities will help you play better and score lower.”

Just a thought, but to sell more books, it might be worth updating that to mention Trump has been elected the next leader of the free world. And how about Vijay Singh getting the one-name superstar treatment?

Anyway, the summary provides an example tip – one of “more than 200 entries” – from actor Michael Douglas, who says his wife’s name, “Catherine Zeta-Jones,” during his swing to help with his tempo. Douglas said he doesn’t even think about starting his downswing until he gets to “Jones.” So try that one out on the course this weekend!

And the description ends with the following bold statement: “Donald Trump's book of advice is certain to take its place next to Harvey Penick's Little Red Book as the ultimate in golf instruction.”

To be fair, as we saw with this election, predictions are tough to make.