Donald Trump's nightmare golf shank caught on camera, and it's embarrassing

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  • Donald Trump hit a terrible shot during a round of golf, shanking the ball way right of the green.

  • The former president's poor shot was caught on camera at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles.

  • Trump has embraced reports he has a 2.8 handicap, but observers say he is not as good as he claims.

Former President Donald Trump was caught on video hitting a terrible golf shot, shanking the ball way right of his intended target.

In the video posted on Twitter, the person filming can be heard saying: "Trump's shooting right now. Let's see if he can hit the green."

Despite being a few feet from the putting green, Trump takes his swing and sends the ball flying away from the hole and into the rough.

"Oh, he shanked it," the commentator said in the video, filmed at the Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles, and started laughing.

The former president is known to be an avid golfer, owning several golf courses and often devoting his spare time to the sport.

He has also embraced reports listing him as the greatest golfer of any US president with a handicap of 2.8, per The Independent. The average golf handicap for men in 2022 was 14.1, per the United States Golf Association.

But many observers have questioned Trump's golfing prowess, with the ranking mocked by social media users.

Rick Reilly, a sportswriter, also cast doubt on the figure, writing in a book about Trump's golfing: "If Trump is a 2.8, Queen Elizabeth is a pole vaulter."

Others who have played with Trump agree that he may not be quite as good as some have made out.

Former pro golfer Brad Faxon said Trump was "a legit 10," and former LPGA golfer Annika Sörenstam guessed he was "a 9 or 10," per Golf Digest.

Former President Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 28, 2022.
Former President Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 28, 2022.Jonathan Ferrey/LIV Golf via Getty Images

Trump has also often been accused of serially cheating in golf.

"Trump doesn't just cheat at golf," Reilly wrote in his book about Trump's golf.

"He throws it, boots it, and moves it. He lies about his lies. He fudges and foozles and fluffs. At Winged Foot, where Trump is a member, the caddies got so used to seeing him kick his ball back onto the fairway they came up with a nickname for him: 'Pele.'"

Early this year, Trump claimed victory against "many fine golfers" in the Trump International Golf Club's Senior Championship, despite reportedly missing one tournament day.

According to The Daily Mail, Trump's competitors were surprised when they showed up to the course on Sunday only to find that the former president had claimed a five-stroke lead. According to the report, Trump claimed that an earlier round would count for his score in lieu of him having missed the start of the tournament.

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