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Obama Immediately Gets Down to Golf

Having arrived Saturday in Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama wasted little time getting on the golf course, heading out on his first full day of vacation to play with three friends – Robert Wolf, a businessman, White House chef Sam Kass, and White House trip director Marvin Nicholson.

And, safely reelected, he let the press see him play. From the press pool report:

We have “news.” The pool got a rare glimpse of the president’s golf game in action:

At 12:15, we were led to a wooded area on the first hole, about 150 yards from the hole. POTUS was out on the course with Marvin Nicholson, Robert Wolf and Sam Kass, per White House.

The pool saw Obama, wearing white shirt and khaki shorts, approach his ball and chip it up on the green, overshooting by about 15 feet. His first put was a miss, which Obama reacted to by leaning back and kicking his knee up, as if trying to coax the ball into breaking right. He let out a little, “Ooooh,” as it happened. Do see photos.

Next one missed, too. Last one he just dragged in the hole.

Pool could see what looked like a little light banter and ribbing among the group, but could not hear.

It’s already the president’s 24th time golfing this year and the 135th outing of his presidency.

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24 Responses to Obama Immediately Gets Down to Golf

  1. Hmmmm, let’s see. Putt – miss. Putt – miss. DRAG the ball into the hole (“That was a par Marvin. Write it down!!!). Much as he governs (rules) the nation, If he can’t get what he wants from congress. He just ignores the rules (golf) or laws (the nation) and does whatever he wants!!!!

      • Gee, Birth certificate, college transcript, golf score. How do YOU spell NASHUNUL SECOORETY!!!!

        Oh, and for those who don’t know, in golf, you don’t keep your own score. One of your playing partners does, so if Marvin were to “MISS” a stroke here or there it would be up to Obie to correct the scorecard. What are the chances????????????

  2. Was the pool “on the string”, like the pre-schoolers out for a walk? Did some ride in that cute wagon, where it holds 8 or 10, and they all hold on?
    Does anyone else wonder how juvenile the pool report makes them sound? “…We were led to…” indeed. It has such a flavor of “and we actually got to SEE him” – you understand, not kissing his hem (yet).
    Oh well, I suppose I’ll have to read between the lines.
    Why are they always satisfied, nay, sycophantically grateful for PR s__t?
    Why does everything from the msm aka “press pool” sound like a press release? Does no one, anywhere, object, publicly, privately?

  3. President Bush played 24 rounds of golf in his entire presidency. With today’s round, Obama has tied that mark in a mere 223 days–just about 2/3 of one year, compared to 8 full years for President Bush.

    The rest of the math:
    135 rounds of golf in 1,664 days
    Average: 1 round of golf every 12.32592… days
    Pace: 237 rounds of golf in 8 years

  4. The brief glimpse and description of the President’s incompetent mastery of the game reinforces my belief that not much golfing happens when he hits the golf courses.
    Not that there’s anything wrong with using “golf” as an excuse to duck family or political responsiblities. Men have been using “hunting or fishing trips” as excuses for eons for the same reasons.

    What’s sad and pathetic is that of all the multi-millionaire Presidential families that have lived in the WhiteHouse, the Obamas seem to be the only ones that don’t have a suitable home to return to on weekends or during vacation periods.
    The videos of the luxurious home they’ve rented for a week show that it’s much more than just a typical summer “rental”, butt even so it’s still not “home” or a even a vacation venue.
    For all the grief that was heaped upon GWBush for his many “vacations”, his free time was spent at his family’s home in Texas where he not only relaxed, butt did continue with some of his duties there. The difference between the Bush vacations and the Obama’s is a distinction that seems to be lost on the defenders of the Obama’s many posh and expensive vacations.

    • And they don’t have any DC friends either. They have Chicago people. relatives and (fly-in-for-free-on-taxpayer- $) golf buddies.
      Even Sharpton, Jackson and (Vernon) Jordan don’t get to golf with the (movin’ on up) o.

    • Did you ever think that the Os might have a marriage of convenience. One that plays out well with the msm and photo sessions. You would not enter into an expensive real estate deal if you had already threatened divorce on multiple occasions. He is not a family man. He spends no time with wifey or kiddos. PINO, First Jerk.

    • Impeachment is not an option. Congress has their hands tied. Our country would break out in unimaginable race wars. His party had that figured out when they put him up. The low info voters have sealed our fate. Just keep those green and black checks coming into the mailbox.

  5. Not having seen the girls and grannynanny I bet they’re on vacation someplace else. They’ve pretty much given up the happy families
    charade and if anyone believes this marriage is anything more than a
    political dog and pony show well your nuts!