Former United States President Donald Trump is an avid golfer who has spent countless hours on the golf courses, even during his presidency. So it’s not exactly shocking that he would have some impressive accomplishments in the sport as a result. But one recent claim by the former president is a little bit too unbelievable.
While on the course this week, Donald Trump was asked about one specific and extremely rare golf accomplishment: the hole-in-one. And surprisingly, Trump claimed that not only does he have multiple aces throughout his golf career, but he insists that done it an absolutely ridiculous number of times.
“How many hole-in-ones have you had in your life?” a reporter asked the former president last week.
Trump responded confidently without missing a beat: “Seven.”
Trump is asked how many holes-in-one he has had. He claims 7. pic.twitter.com/87gLDLsnaZ
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) June 22, 2023
“Legitimately seven,” Trump claimed. “They’ll say ‘Oh wow.’ But I have legitimately had seven.”
If this were true, it would put Trump near the top of the all-time list of most hole-in-ones in a golf career. Robert Allenby and Hal Sutton – professional golfers – are tied for the all-time record of holes-in-one in a lifetime on the PGA Tour with 10. Not only that, but stitchgolf.com gives an amateur golfer a 0.01% chance of hitting a hole-in-one.
Naturally, people were skeptical of this claim with many even comparing him to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, who has become famous for his blatant lies about himself.
That is nothing. Kim Jong Un got 18 in a row. https://t.co/0RFGYdTnHo
— Hope for Humanity 💙 🌈 ☮️ 🇺🇸 🌊 #Resist will FB (@johnfranceschi9) June 22, 2023
Sure, seven is an impressive lie. But, it’s nothing compared to Trump’s former lover, Kim Jong-un, who according to North Korean press, claims to have hit 11 holes-in-one during his first round of golf in 1994. https://t.co/1hNn75Z14K
— Kop*wow 🇺🇦 (@KPLWW5) June 22, 2023
"￼Kim Jong-Il never needed a swing coach to master the sport of golf.
Kim shot 38 under, including 11 holes-in-one, at the 7,700-yard championship course at Pyongyang in the VERY FIRST golf round of his life, according to North Korean state media." https://t.co/U0rIhMBFAi
— 🌲☭🌹🦕🐶 Ｅｒｉｋ ⒉o (@OregonEriK) June 23, 2023
psssshhht — kim jong-il had 11 holes in one
IN ONE ROUND https://t.co/pE4uRGsqOY
— michael a. berger (@bergerhere) June 23, 2023
Is this on American or North Korean courses? Apparently, they're a lot easier to get in North Korea. https://t.co/WNc3ywhxbm
— Lana Del Taco (@BubblesLaRoux) June 22, 2023
Sounds familiar pic.twitter.com/cn4HGbjSX9
— R3.og 🥚 – 👾 (@rcubed2003) June 22, 2023
That’s certainly not someone you typically want to be compared to.