I know this is going to be a shock to you, but President Obama began 2014 with a round of golf.
The White House let the press take a look for the second time of Obama’s Hawaii vacation. Seems like a nice gesture, but it turns out parts of the course are viewable from the street, which suggests the White House is at least partially making the best of a bad situation by giving reporters “access” they had anyway.
Here’s the president putting the 18th green. Nice one, under a bit of pressure, since he surely knew the press was watching and a major screwup would become and instant YouTube classic. The press pooler pegged the distance at about 22 feet.
Obama’s first round of 2014 is also the 158th of his presidency and the seventh of a Hawaii vacation that has been mainly about golf.
This latest outing was at the Mid Pacific Country Club in the Lanikai area of Kailua. Obama played with his standard Hawaii crew or friends and aides and aides who are also friends – Marty Nesbitt, Bobby Titcomb, Sam Kass, Marvin Nicholson, Andrew Dibble