Obama’s Golf Game Gets A Workout
Because people apparently care about this, Time magazine has compiled a running count of U.S. President Barack Obama’s golf outings – including a detailed list of his tee partners.
Obama’s favorite golf buddy? “First Bro” Marvin Nicholson, who is officially employed by taxpayers as the White House’s “trip director.”
According to Time, Obama and Nicholson have teed it up together in 103 of the 145 rounds of golf Obama has played since taking office. And while you’d think a rash of domestic scandals, a souring economy and the push for war with Syria would occupy Obama’s time of late – you’d be wrong.
“His outing with Nicholson and sports journalists Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on September 14 marked the 11th straight weekend that (Obama) has played, dating back to an Africa trip in late June that pulled him away from the game for a few days,” Time reports. “Between a birthday celebration at the Andrews Air Force Base on Aug. 3, six rounds during a week in Martha’s Vineyard, and two weekend outings in the Washington region after returning, he set a personal record of nine outings in the month of August. He squeezed in the last of those outings shortly after he announced that he would seek Congressional approval for a military strike on Syria.”
Obama has shot 32 rounds of golf so far this year – meaning he will likely break his personal record of 34 rounds set in 2011.
Must be nice …
Obama’s golf habit doesn’t give us much heartburn. Nor did former president George W. Bush’s chronic absenteeism. The more both of these presidents were away from the office, the better for the country as far as we’re concerned.