January 22, 2010

Obama Switches From The Court to The Course

The White House has seen its fair share of athletes grace the oval office. Both Gerald Ford and Dwight Eisenhower both played college football and George H. Bush led the Yale Baseball team to the World Series of college baseball. In addition to the Presidents of the past the current Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama, is quite the basketball star. However things didn’t come as naturally with a golf club when he hit the golf course.

Golf.com reports that although the President is still a beginner and is not quite making par yet, he still shows potential to become a good golfer. Maybe someday he will even get a hole in one. One thing that Obama doesn’t lack is practice. In his first year alone since taking office, he has played over 25 rounds. That is slightly more than President Bush played in his 8 years in office! All of his playing is bound to pay off one day however it will be hard to get his golf game on the same level has his basketball skills.

The 20 something handicap has played at the Vineyard Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard and most recently in Mid-Pacific Country Club in Honolulu over his Christmas vacation with the family. Even though the pro’s have helped him out with some lessons, others are not so convinced that Obama has what it takes. One anonymous golfer blogged to golf.com, who was on the course at Martha’s Vineyard when Obama was out, “watching them play one hole in the time it took our foursome to play 3 was painful.” That may be a little harsh however maybe Obama should stick to basketball and leave the title of best golfer in the White House to JFK.