Donald Trump's Belly Putter Analogy
By mustang6560 on 5/3/11
What do belly putters and homosexuals have in common? According to Donald Trump, they share a similarity. I'll let him explain.
“It’s like in golf,” he said. “A lot of people — I don’t want this to sound trivial — but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive,” said Mr. Trump, a Republican. “It’s weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can’t sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist.”
While I think Donald Trump's analogy of belly putters and homosexuals is silly, I agree belly putters are lame. But it doesn't have to do with the traditions of golf.

I don't think golfers should be able to "hinge" a club against their body. With a belly putter, a golfer can lodge the butt of the putter directly in the abdomen. By lodging the club against their body, they are gaining an advantage. The advantage is extra stability.

I do not intend to anger the golfing gods, but most golfers who use the belly putter switched because of the "yips". So basically, it's a mental thing. By being able to hinge their putter against their body to gain additional stability, they are able to ease their angst on the putting green. I would like to see the USGA and R&A outlaw the belly putter and long putter for everyone under the age of 50. I'm not opposed to an older golfer who is not as flexible anymore using a longer putter.

As for Donald Trump, I hope he keeps the golf analogies coming. Obamacare is like golf because...

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Backquak says:
Is he running as a Republican? I thought he was going Tea Party. I don't get his analogy. Is being gay a "new fad" or something and he's not gay because he's to traditional??? Sounds like he is gay, and he's just in denial.
legitimatebeef says:
The GOP is really hurting these days. First they can't even field a presidential candidate who could defeat a muslim foreigner and now Trump is their mouthpiece. Oof.

I hate belly putters but if people want to use them, let them. They have to endure the shame of using these contraptions in public. Besides golf is so much a game of confidence and I think whatever advantage might be gained by using some kind of belly, chin or forehead putter is easily negated by the humiliation they cause.
Banker85 says:
i dont get the analogy at all... Come on Trump
Kurt the Knife says:
In my experience, everytime anyone has made a bizarre interjection about homosexuuality it has been in a lame attempt to cover their own latent gay tendencies. The Donald is just another.
Belly putters, chest putters, butt each his own.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. Some of my best friends use butt putters
ppinkert says:
And your point is?????
Kurt the Knife says:
hmmmm... probably the only golf gadget that hasn't been imagined.

the butt putter.

The Butter.
lcgolfer64 says:
My golf-buds and I often use it as an incentive to work on putting better, by letting each other know that if one of us keep putting poorly, that we'll end up receiving a belly putter. Amazing how the concentration and putting improves after that.
As for The Donald, I'm with ya Banker, that was a huge leap there.
lcgolfer64 says:
Heyyoooo! Back on a roll!!

mjaber says:
With his belly, I think just about any putter would be a belly putter.
mattshaver says:
10 bucks says he's the next guy we catch in an minnesota airport bathroom! lol
legitimatebeef says:
If people thought they could make more putts by anchoring the putter in their butt hole you know they would.

How about manboob putter? Laugh all you want, it's no more ridiculous than the existing nonsense.
TeT says:
Belly Putter putters still miss easy putts too... Um if you think that you would gain an advantage with a belly putter then why are you waiting... go get one. Me, Ill stick with my shorty...
Kurt the Knife says:
I think I'll try one o them long ones. My order of Enzyte is on the way.
aaronm04 says:
If you can putt well with it, who cares what it looks like? I'd use a belly putter if I thought I'd help me. Even if it was pink with purple elephants.
ToddRobb says:
I have been playing golf for 24 years, three months after I started playing I went into a Nevada Bob's and picked up a long putter and have been putting with one ever since. The original was a Dunlop Long John, the one I've used for the last 5 years is made by Ping. I can honestly say that putting is the strongest part of my game. By time I finish the round with someone that I never played with, after seeing how well I use it, it usually merits a discussion and "can I try it?" If you watch the senior tour at least one guy in every group has a long putter of some kind. For me it had nothing to do with yips, it just felt much better. Fuck Donald Trump.
windowsurfer says:
with butter
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