Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Soon we’ll be calling him MacTrump.
Donald Trump has finally received his long-sought official Scottish coat of arms, according to the New York Post. Trump will use the coat of arms -- “Lion Rampant” -- as the insignia of his Trump International Golf Links course, which will open this summer in Northeastern Scotland.

Trump's mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, was born in Stornoway, on Scotland's Isle of Lewis, and "The Apprentice" magnate has often trumpeted his Scottish roots -- especially when it came to explaining his plans to build the so-called "golfopolis" there.
He was given an official warning by Scotland's heraldic authority in 2008 after he created an unregistered crest, breaking ancient Scottish laws dating back to 1672.
Sarah Malone, the vice president of Trump International-Scotland, said the new coat of arms was created with the "importance" of the golf resort and "Trump's family heritage" in mind.
"The Lion Rampant makes reference to Scotland and the stars to America," Malone said, describing the insignia. "Three chevronels are used to denote the sky, sand dunes and sea -- the essential components of the [golf resort] site -- and the double-sided eagle represents the dual nature and nationality of Trump's heritage."
Golf real estate struggling in Palm Springs The USA Today’s Mike Perrault and Keith Matheny report on the decline of golf real estate in the Coachella Valley
"We're not getting replacements for those people," said real estate analyst Lou Goodkin, president of Miami-based Goodkin Consulting.
"There are fewer golfers, fewer people who can pay the high amounts to buy into a club. There's going to be a lot more people out there that are challenged in their retirement years than we've had in the past."
Golf resort communities are bleeding money and members, as the recession exposed the vulnerability of the business model that created an unbreakable linkage between golf and real estate.
Wozniacki jokes that she's a bigger star than Rory Caroline Wozniacki told the Daily Mail
The Danish beauty, 21, says she teases the Irish ace that – while he might be a big name here in Ireland– she is the world No 1.
Talking about their six months together, she admitted: “I definitely did not expect it to become that big, it was everywhere.
“I tease Rory, saying, ‘That’s how it is when you go out with a superstar’.
“In Denmark, I’ve been in the public eye for a long time and you just learn to live your life and not think too much about everything around.”
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