ROUND ONE TO THE DON.
The industrial wind machines weren't to contain his infamous combover thatch, however. Instead, they ensured his well-manicured course was in top condition for his star guest, Ryder Cup hero Colin Montgomerie, above right.
The damp, dreich day - with no wind to speak of - meant the US tycoon had no trouble keeping his bouffant barnet under control.
Trump didn't let Scotland's soggy summer, a glaring lack of celebrity guests or even a duffed tee-shot at the first hole rain on his parade.
And the course, near Aberdeen, won a ringing endorsement from bosses of the sport's powerful European Tour - suggesting that Trump may not have to wait too long to host a major tournament such as the Scottish Open.
DRIVEZ Trump hits first shot at Great Dunes RESULT 3 Tycoon clears the rough