Lawrence Donegan, a former golf correspondent for The Guardian and the author of four non-fiction books, is the editor of a new quarterly on golf, McKellar. (February 2018)

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Trump: Making Golf Horrible Again

Donald Trump at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, 2012

Golf’s leading figures have run straight into the arms of Trump, a man who embodies the culture that so narrowed the game’s appeal in the first place. There will be a price to pay for such stupidity and cowardice. A broad swath of America simply rolls its eyes at Trump’s golfing obsession. But if the indifference of the non-golf-playing public is understandable, the complicity of the golfing elite is unforgivable.