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Colin Campbell
Colin Campbell

Give me Arnold Palmer over Donald Trump any day

THE name of golfing legend Arnold Palmer inspires respect and admiration even among people who have never stepped on a tee or swung a golf club in their lives.

Mr Palmer has been in Inverness with plans to create his first golf course in Scotland, on the shores of the Moray Firth. This sporting development is hugely welcome. The name of the man behind it will give the new course a level of prestige almost beyond price.

This is a stroke of great good fortune. Not everyone’s been so lucky.

A US household name wants to create a golf course at Inverness and we get the quietly unassuming and gifted genius that’s Arnold Palmer. A US household name wants to create a golf course at Aberdeen – and they get the bullying, overbearing, bombastic loudmouth that’s Donald Trump.

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