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Thursday
Jan172013

Neighbors Rejoice Over Minor Damage To Trump Scotland

Simon Murphy reports on the damaged to the burn on the fourth hole, which overflowed during last month's storms.

Last night, Suzanne Kelly, a local resident who discovered the damage, said it was ‘beautifully ironic’.

She added: ‘The amount I know about golf would fit into a teaspoon. However, I do know when I’m walking on a pathway and come to a big chasm, that’s not the best.

‘I’m just glad the light hadn’t gone by the time I got to that point on the course otherwise I’d be talking from a hospital bed with a broken leg.

‘There’s no fence, no sign, no warning you’re about to fall into a hole, just a few traffic cones.’

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Reader Comments (17)

Isn't Mother Nature a bitch!

And in another sand pile south, Tiger played like a dog. Until it counted. A lesson for Rory, who played like a dead dog, in how to grind and make the cut. Although Rors short game was solid and prevented him from having an 8 followed by a crooked number on his card. And did I see a Titleist rolling off his putter? Not sure if that was a change from the first round? Kaymer's play was impressive given what was going on around him for two days.

Maybe Phil Knight should go with golf apparel ads until his new horse gets it together. The lad seemed very disinterested. Is he feeling a pull from Down Under?
01.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterD. maculata
I love how you weave Knight into a Trump thread! They both have great coifs!
01.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner
It's 2 rounds of golf in the opening tournament of the year for him where he's practiced very little. Maybe after the US Open if he's still struggling you can start to criticize him, but to do so before then just sounds like you have a personal vendetta. Stop yourself... it sounds incredibly stupid.
01.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChicago John
Love him or hate him, he has no quit in him.
He could easily have bumped it in and flew off to California but he grond it out and would have made the cut except for a penalty.
01.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStanley Thompson
Of course I was speaking of Tiger.
01.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStanley Thompson
looks like millions of years of damage in a day.
01.18.2013 | Unregistered Commentersmails
Res Ipsa Loquitur
01.18.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
I don't think so, Chicago John. When somebody gives you incredibly big bucks to play golf, you should at least look interested. And work your a$$ off. From day-1. BTW - I like the the kid, he's a breath of fresh air.
01.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterD. maculata
Agree D. mac. He accepted a huge appearance fee and if he showed up anything less than fully practiced, prepared, engaged (no pun intended;) and ready to go that's just unacceptable.
01.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Interesting...sounds like Ms. Kelly is enjoying walking on Trump's course even though she dissaproves of the development. And even seems to be complaining that they didn't mark the hole/damage well enough. Should she even be out there?
01.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCMA
Until not so long ago that was a Special Scientific Area, which the locals have probably walked on since time immemorial. And in Scotland there are many golf courses in which people have the right to walk -- I believe the Old Course is one of them. Not sure whether law or precedent restricts the practice -- i.e. the common sense not to interfere with golfers or a rule restricting walkers when golf is in play -- but the Trump course may have signed on to the same tradition.
01.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
Agree with Ghillie. This lady was probably walking here when Trump was screwing suppliers and contractors in his FIRST bankruptcy, a practice he considers ''a part of dong business''- a red flag to anyone who is stupid enough to get into bed with the man now.

Let the sea take it all back, and send Donals scurrying with his tail tucked between his ball-less legs.




sticking keys- sorry.
01.18.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Scotland certainly has rights of way enshrined in its laws; I'm just not sure how those laws apply to golf courses! Given we're in the middle of winter and this course is closed, it's all academic anyway.
I know it's just a typo -- I make enough of them myself -- and a result of "sticky keys" -- but there is a beaut of a Freudian slip in DTF's above.

Made my Friday!
01.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
Please enlighten me Ghillie!
01.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
It's in quotation marks in yours...
01.20.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
Sorry, DTF. It's by Digsouth! I was watching a movie at the same time I posted...
01.20.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie

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