The 19th Hole Golf Show - 2/6/14 - Donald Trump, Doral and golf
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The 19th Hole Golf Show – 2/6/14 – Donald Trump, Doral and golf

On this week's edition of The 19th Hole Golf Show, Ryan Ballengee talks about the unveiling by Donald Trump of the new Doral Resort & Spa, which he purchased and poured $100+ million into, including a Gil Hanse-led redesign of the Blue Monster.

Though Trump has been great for the sport at the high end and for high rollers, Ryan wonders if that has any real impact on the game and how it's played for the millions of American golfers in the middle class or lower. It's not Trump's role -- neither as businessman, nor ambassador for the sport -- to appeal to the common denominator. So who will?

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Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee is founder and editor of Golf News Net. He has been writing and broadcasting about golf for over a decade, working for NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Yahoo Sports and SB Nation. Ballengee lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. He used to be a good golfer.

Ballengee can be reached by email at ryan[at]

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