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.