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Golfer in Chief? Obama Hits 100th Time on the Links
ABC News ^ | June 1,2012 | By Matthew Larotonda

Posted on 06/18/2012 6:48:59 AM PDT by Hojczyk

President Barack Obama’s love of golf hit a milestone today as he marked his 100th time on the links. His Father’s Day achievement was reached at the Beverly Country Club in his hometown, the windy city.

Mark Knoller, CBS radio correspondent and chronicler of all things presidential, pointed out the quiet occasion to the traveling press.

Like 15 of the 18 presidents since Theodore Roosevelt, Obama has used golf as a way to unwind outdoors, but away from the prying eyes of press and onlookers. And despite the fact that he had never golfed before taking office, his love of the game is well known.

That title falls to Woodrow Wilson, who reportedly played about 1,200 rounds during his presidency. Dwight Eisenhower is the runner-up at 800, according to his memorial commission.

Republicans have attempted to target the president’s hobby as a sign of taking too much time off in an era of economic trouble for the country. In April, Mitt Romney, who does not play the game, told a conservative radio host it displayed a poor work ethic.

“I scratch my head at the capacity of the president to take four hours off on such a regular basis to go golfing,” he said. “I would think you could kind of suck it up for four years, particularly when the American people are out of work.”

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1 posted on 06/18/2012 6:49:06 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

2 posted on 06/18/2012 6:52:19 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Hojczyk
Is ABC trying to tell Obama something???

I hope he plays everyday...

3 posted on 06/18/2012 6:52:39 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
Obama Depression
4 posted on 06/18/2012 6:53:39 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Hojczyk

Thus his campaign slogan:

“Fore!ward!”


5 posted on 06/18/2012 6:54:25 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Hojczyk

He’ll get no criticism on this from the mockery artists either.


6 posted on 06/18/2012 6:55:21 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Bon mots

Oh, come on — playing Dictator and issuing Edicts is HARD work.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 6:55:48 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Hojczyk

He stinks at golf, too.


8 posted on 06/18/2012 6:57:12 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Hojczyk

9 posted on 06/18/2012 7:00:01 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Bon mots

Post #4, excellent graphic.


10 posted on 06/18/2012 7:02:21 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: Hojczyk

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Obama is at his presidential best when he’s away from the Oval Office and out on the links. The more he’s thinking about making a putt, the less he’s thinking about new ways to dip into my wallet.


11 posted on 06/18/2012 7:03:11 AM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: cicero2k

It would be nice to have a few of the articles from when they were blasting W for playing the few times that he did.


12 posted on 06/18/2012 7:05:22 AM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: Hojczyk
Obama has used golf as a way to unwind outdoors, but away from the prying eyes of press and onlookers.

He wants to be away from the prying eyes of the press and onlookers, but it isn't to go golfing. That flamer uses it to get into the locker rooms with his buddies....

13 posted on 06/18/2012 7:10:51 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Hojczyk

Hey ABC, as long as we’re casting back over time for contrast, which president holds the current record for the golfing/fundraising/vacationing mixed event?


14 posted on 06/18/2012 7:11:53 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Hojczyk
There is another aspect of golf that the LMSM has failed to address.

If Obama is out of their individual and collective sight while he plays golf they also can not observe who is meeting with Obama on the “back 9” and elsewhere along the course.

Most of the older senior executives that play golf will confide in you that the back 9 is a great place to discuss things and meet people who you cannot be seen meeting.

Am I an conspiracy theorist? NO! However, that is where I have seen and heard of some very serious decisions being made both in the military and in the civilian world. Why should the world of politics be any different?

15 posted on 06/18/2012 7:17:07 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: Hojczyk

I love to golf. I had an 18 handicap at one time. I have been golfing twice in the time that Obama has been president.


16 posted on 06/18/2012 7:18:51 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia Province, riding unicorns to work.)
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To: samtheman
Post #4, excellent graphic.

Agree; and 'home run' on the others too; as they all speak smartly to the truth of Obama.

We know Obama hates any level of criticism; wonder if he appreciates the 'artistic renderings'. Too bad; that he probably seldom sees these them.

17 posted on 06/18/2012 7:19:09 AM PDT by cricket (Narcissism IS the 'heart' of Liberalism . . .)
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To: RexBeach
He stinks at golf, too.

I agree. From the sh_tty practice swings I have seen from 0dumb0 the commie pig-in-chief, I would say his REAL scores for 18 holes would approximate somewhere around 130-140...assuming he counts all his mulligans, duffs & lost balls. Especially if he plays golf anywhere near like he throws a baseball.

Kind of like Bill Clinton cheating on his golf scores as well.

Is there anything that RAT bastard demoRAT socialists do where they DON'T cheat? I don't think so!

18 posted on 06/18/2012 7:29:55 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: FreeAtlanta

Golf is where he does his weed. Simple


19 posted on 06/18/2012 7:30:14 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Nip

And I bet that the back nine has no “visitors log” like there is at the White Hut.


20 posted on 06/18/2012 7:35:58 AM PDT by Scutter
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To: bossmechanic
I don't doubt that, either. I am sure he can get someone to leave a little pot or some blow in the changing room. The secret service should slip in a drug sniffing dog along with the bomb sniffing ones to see what they can find.

I wish we could have Obozo drug tested.

21 posted on 06/18/2012 7:41:23 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Tenacious 1
I call BS on the 1200 outings and 800 attributed to Wilson and Eisenhower.

That would be a golf outing every 2 days for Wilson and an outing every 4 days for Ike. As much as Ike loved golf, I think these numbers are made up. What about rain? Did they could two rounds on a day? The left doesn't do that with obama. How about Ike's golfing at Camp David? Did they count that? The media doesn't could oBlamo's outings at Camp David.

Why is everyone so quick to compare this greedy little, pathetic president with other presidents to show he isn't so bad? We know his vacationing and golfing is bad. It is gut instinct to know it is bad. The media sucks.

22 posted on 06/18/2012 7:55:32 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: rcrngroup

Yup. The Prexy swings like the proverbial rusty gate.

I don’t understand why he finds golf so attractive when he plays so poorly. Why would you willingly enjoy something that you are unequipped to do well?

Say, that reminds me of something!:)


23 posted on 06/18/2012 7:56:41 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: rcrngroup

Yup. The Prexy swings like the proverbial rusty gate.

I don’t understand why he finds golf so attractive when he plays so poorly. Why would you willingly enjoy something that you are unequipped to do well?

Say, that reminds me of something!:)


24 posted on 06/18/2012 7:56:56 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Hojczyk

Exactly how far up Oblamey’s ass was Laratonda’s tongue when he wrote this POS drivel?????????????????????


25 posted on 06/18/2012 7:59:02 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: FreeAtlanta
"He wants to be away from the prying eyes of the press and onlookers, but it isn't to go golfing."

A whole afternoon "off-the-grid" for whatever he wants to do without any press. No way is it golf. That is the only acceptable explanation for a long uninterrputed outing out of sight. Does anyone have any information of his previous level of golf? Would be interesting to find out he either never played or played once a year.

In less than a year a book will hit the market with the disturbing details of this corrupt administration.

26 posted on 06/18/2012 8:02:06 AM PDT by NoExpectations
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To: Hojczyk

My SIL is a PGA pro golfer.
He supervises a country club.

In 2011 he kept track of the number of rounds of golf he played and the number Baraq played.

Obama’s total was higher.

Most people I mention this to think I’m joking.


27 posted on 06/18/2012 8:07:51 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: rcrngroup

Yup. The Prexy swings like the proverbial rusty gate.

I don’t understand why he finds golf so attractive when he plays so poorly. Why would you willingly enjoy something that you are unequipped to do well?

Say, that reminds me of something!:)


28 posted on 06/18/2012 8:15:26 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Hojczyk
"Obama Hits 100th Time on the Links"!

Another Obama "FIRST"!

"These are great days we're living, bros." -- Crazy Earl (Full Metal Jacket)

Some Notable Obama "Firsts":

Will we ever again have a president with such a record of accomplishments?


29 posted on 06/18/2012 8:52:00 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Hojczyk

there’s no other venue where he can actually show that he has balls.


30 posted on 06/18/2012 9:22:38 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Hojczyk

http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/13/flashback-axelrod-called-bush-%E2%80%98out-of-touch%E2%80%99-for-playing-golf-in-bad-economy/


31 posted on 06/18/2012 10:25:47 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Hojczyk

away from the prying eyes of press and onlookers


Why, they may ask him a tough question?


32 posted on 06/18/2012 11:00:03 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Tenacious 1

It took me a few years to figure out my real handicap at golf.

It’s my swing! ;-P


33 posted on 06/18/2012 8:04:15 PM PDT by MortMan (Americans are a people increasingly separated by our connectivity.)
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To: Iron Munro

“Obama Hits 100th Time on the Links”!

In this particular case it probably means Obama hit his 100th stroke on about the 12th hole. LOL That sounds like his typical score especially after seeing his swing.


34 posted on 06/18/2012 8:19:05 PM PDT by Balata (It's 'WE THE PEOPLE' Obama, not 'WE THE SHEEPLE'!)
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To: skeeter

bump


35 posted on 06/19/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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