Some of you have expressed concern that because President Obama and his family are making an unusual sojourn at Camp David, the president may be forced to skip golf this weekend. Many of you probably know that Camp David is in Maryland’s Cactoctin Mountains, and while there are plenty of hiking trails, there probably isn’t a golf course.
But truly, there is no cause for alarm. The outlook for golf this weekend is good.
First of all I found a beautiful course where Obama can play if he gets tired of the isolation of Camp David, which presidents have traditionally used to take time to think about world and national issues.
The Musket Ridge Golf Club is just southwest of the Catoctins in Myersville, Md. Here’s a nice photo of the place.
What’s not to like, Mr. President? Okay, that sand trap looks a little brutal, but at least you’ll have a great view while you’re operating the pitching wedge.
The weekend rate between 11 am and 1 pm, when you usually get out, is $75 and includes the cart. And there’s good news for the junior staffers who generally go with you, the “junior rate” is just $35, though I’m not sure any of them will meet the 15 & under age requirement to get the deal.
If you want to prepare for your showdown with Speaker Boehner next weekend, lessons are $75 each, and you can get five for the price of four. Based on what I’ve seen of your swing, this may be advisable, though the video I saw was shot some time ago and you certainly have been practicing.
But, gosh, none of this may be necessary. The pool has been told to show up at the White House at 9:30 am Sunday, which points to a morning return for the president.
I doubt he’s coming back to go to church.