I love golf. I even listened to a tournament the other day on the radio in the car. Think about that. Golf on the radio. So I have absolutely no issue with the sport per se. And I don’t have an issue with the president playing regularly. That he golfs is one of the few things I can say I like about the guy. But golfing almost once a week for 8 years while being president of the United States? Well, I wish I had that kind of time.
And the thing is if Obama was some kind of laissez faire president who was getting out of the way and retreating to the links for the good of the country I’d encourage him to golf more. Shoot, golf all day, everyday if you just want to leave the American people alone.
But Obama wasn’t that kind of president alas.
All I can say is he better be good. We paid for his handicap.
(From The Washington Examiner)
President Obama earned his title as “golfer in chief” over eight years, becoming the first duffer who spent the most time on the greens since former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
CBS White House reporter Mark Knoller, who keeps an accurate database on presidential movements and actions, said Obama has golfed 333 times during his eight years, the last few outings in Hawaii during the first family’s Christmas vacation last month.