Every fairway at Winged Foot is lined with trees, and if you’re not in the fairway – in many cases on the correct side of the fairway – you’ve got problems. On Number 17, our host hit an incredible 1-iron shot 225 yards to within five feet of the par 3’s hole. His was the only ball in our party to hit the green, but when we got up there, we found two balls on the green. The other one had landed, drifting from another fairway. The golfer who showed up to claim it was Donald Trump, hair disheveled and growing a gut. Our host knew him and introduced us to ‘The Donald,’ who said, “I’m playing with a guy from Golf Magazine. He’s doing a story on me.” Larry Berle.
Date: September 30, 2014