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Another Round of Golf

President Obama got in yet another round of golf Sunday, his fifth since landing in Hawaii nine days ago.

This time he played with his core group of friends – Hawaiians Bobby Titcomb and Mike Ramos and Chicagoans Eric Whitaker and Marty Nesbitt. The latter two seem to plan their own vacations around Obama.

Also on hand for the round, played at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, was White House trip director and Obama golf buddy Marvin Nicholson.

This is Obama’s 45th outing of the year and the 156th since Inauguration Day 2009.

27 Responses to Another Round of Golf

  1. Let’s be fair; if we were friends with any Preezy or the First Family and we were invited to spend the holidays with them, who could refuse?

    Sometime ago, his closest advisor ValJar told us that MrO is easily bored and she knows him well. If that’s true, then he must find golfing to be very exciting or engaging. How, isn’t clear to anyone else, but..there it is.

    • I think golf and bowling both seem “doable”–with a little more effort, a little more luck–of course, experts know they both take skill and practice–that the on “any given Sunday” idea is sort of a myth. But people keep chasing it–playing against themselves.

    • We should all be afraid, very afraid:

      Obama on Syria: Being President is Boring and Hard


      “Even as the debate about arming the rebels took on a new urgency, Mr. Obama rarely voiced strong opinions during senior staff meetings. But current and former officials said his body language was telling: he often appeared impatient or disengaged while listening to the debate, sometimes scrolling through messages on his BlackBerry or slouching and chewing gum.”

  2. How does it really work with the golfing entourage? I can’t imagine the wives and children of Obama’s golf buddy group want to pack up and schlep to Hawaii and give up family traditions from their homes so that their husbands can play golf with the president? I sure wouldn’t. And do we pay for the house rentals of the golf buddies? I’d like some spreadsheet accounting please. Or as Obama calls it, transparency. Right.