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  • Has Obama 'checked out' early? Critics point to 81 rounds of golf, mansion hunting in 2nd term

    07/28/2014 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 59 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | on July 28, 2014 at 11:11 AM | By Ben Axelson | baxelson@syracuse.com
    Days spent on the links, fundraisers with celebrities and house hunting have raised questions about whether President Barack Obama has "checked out" before his term is up.... Obama has already played 81 rounds of golf in the 628 days since his 2012 re-election—as many as he played in his entire first term, according to an analysis of his schedule.... By comparison, Obama's predecessor George W. Bush only played 24 rounds of golf in the first 34 months of his presidency....Bush stopped playing golf in 2003 because he didn't want to be seen as taking the war lightly. Obama has also...
  • The Tiger Woods Era Is Over

    07/23/2014 9:20:21 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 66 replies
    business insider ^ | 7-21-14 | Jay Yarow
    Tiger Woods finished an hour and a half before eventual winner Rory McIlroy teed off. In that moment, the Tiger Woods Era of golf officially ended. Over the weekend, lead Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee said, "There was a beginning of his career, middle of his career, and this is the end of his career, no question about it. Chamblee isn't the only talking head in golf who thinks the Tiger Era died this weekend. At Golf.com, a roundtable of writers all agreed. Eamon Lynch a Golf.com put it best, saying, "This point isn't even worthy of debating. It's demonstrably...
  • Sarah Palin: Obama Golfs, Fundraises During Crises Because He's 'In Over His Head'

    07/22/2014 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July21.2014 | TONY LEE
    Noting that Obama golfs, vacations, passes the buck and points fingers during domestic and international crises if he is not distancing himself even more from them, Palin said on Monday's Hannity on Fox News that Obama is "so far... in over his head" because he was merely a community organizer with "no executive experience" and "no resume at all" before becoming president. Speaking about the border crisis, Palin said Obama is "very disconnected to what people are going through in real life." Palin has said that Obama's lawlessness on illegal immigrant was the tipping point for her to call for...
  • McIlroy Soars With Double Eagle Finish at Open (Incompetent Sportswriter?)

    07/20/2014 3:39:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 19, 2014 | Allan Kelly
    A sensational double eagle finish from Rory McIlroy gave him a six-stroke cushion going into the final round of the British Open as he crushed a chasing pack of challengers who tried and failed to hunt him down during a rain-hit third round. SNIP But by the time he reached the 12th hole that had vanished and he was caught in a dogfight with American shot-maker Rickie Fowler, hungry to win his first major. That was when McIlroy, who had been struggling off the tee, produced his best golf of the week at Royal Liverpool. A birdie at 14 eased...
  • Obamas to spend rare weekend at Camp David retreat

    07/19/2014 10:51:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 19 Jul 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is foregoing his usual round of weekend golf at a Washington suburban military base. Instead, he and his family are choosing what is for them a rare woodland getaway: a weekend at the presidential mountaintop retreat of Camp David. The family was leaving Friday for the isolated and heavily guarded hideaway in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains. The White House said the family weekend had already been planned and that he would return to the White House on Sunday. The escape from the White House caps a fierce week of foreign policy eruptions, highlighted by a...
  • Golfer-in-Chief Hits the Links With ESPN Host Who Said ‘I Use the N-Word All Day Every Day’

    07/13/2014 11:48:33 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 11 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 13 2014 | Mike Miller
    On Saturday, President Obama interrupted his busy schedule of playing pool, drinking beer and jumping lines at BBQ joints to play golf an exclusive private country club in Maryland with ESPN host Michael Wilbon. Not like he has anything else to do, right? There’s nothing unusual about the president hitting the golf course – he’s done it at least a record-setting 177 times over his term. But it’s who he is playing golf with that’s interesting. As IJReview’s current Editor-at-Large Larry O’Connor reported for Breitbart in November 2013, Wilbon made the eyebrow-raising comment: “People can be upset with me if...
  • Obama plays golf with ESPN host Michael Wilbon

    07/12/2014 4:03:06 PM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies
    AP ^ | July 12, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    POTOMAC, Md. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is playing golf at a private club in Maryland with ESPN co-host Michael Wilbon.
  • Obama finally gets off golf course, urges Israel not to retaliate, forgets how to say 'Hamas' and

    06/30/2014 7:36:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 6/30/14 | Carl in Jeruslaem
    President Hussein Obama has left the golf course long enough to urge Israel not to retaliate against the 'Palestinians' for the murder of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Naftali Frenkel '– who held Israeli and American citizenship.' (I wonder whether Jen Psaki gave him the name). This is from the first link. US President Barack Obama expressed his condolences Monday evening to the three bereaved families: "On behalf of the American people I extend my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Naftali Frenkel – who held Israeli and American citizenship. As a father,...
  • Obama to Visit Minnesota to Visit Ordinary Folk. Time for Golf! Help find a course.

    06/25/2014 7:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Nachumlist | 6/25/14 | Nachum
    President Obama heads out to Minnesoota to meet with ordinary americans and to improve his poll numbers as they sink lower than a Calypso dancers' bar.  So, while he is out pumping for his poll numbers, we here at Free Republic want to demostrate real sympathy for the President as he visits our fine citizens im Minn-is-so-cold.  Matter of fact, it can get darn boring for that globe trotting international man we have in the White House and we want to show our solidarity.   After he meets with a poor person or two from Minnesota, it is time for golf!...
  • Obama’s political bogey on the golf course

    06/25/2014 5:42:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2014 | by Dana Milbank
    On June 14, Sunni rebels threatened Baghdad after seizing much of Iraq — and President Obama fearlessly played a round at the Sunnylands Golf Course in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The next day, the militants posted pictures of their mass execution of Shiite members of Iraq’s security forces — and Obama boldly teed off again, at Oracle founder Larry Ellison’s Rancho Mirage estate. Democrats probably wish, for the sake of appearance, that Obama would devote more time to ESPN and less to golf. But if the optics of manicured greens and country clubs worry Democrats, they should consider themselves lucky he...
  • Michelle Wie wins U.S. Open

    06/22/2014 8:32:15 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 61 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/22/14
    PINEHURST, N.C. -- The road Michelle Wie took to a U.S. Women's Open title was unlike any other, and suddenly insignificant. Whether this was a long time coming was the least of her cares. The biggest star in women's golf had her name on the biggest trophy.She never looked happier."Oh my God, I can't even think straight," Wie said Sunday after a two-shot victory over Stacy Lewis to claim her first major.---------snip------- The final three holes at Pinehurst No. 2 were filled with ups and downs that Wie knows as well as anyone in golf. She responded with a performance...
  • 11-year-old Lucy Li's appearance in U.S. Women's Open draws mixed reactions

    06/18/2014 6:26:23 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    fayobserver.com ^ | 6-17-14 | Jaclyn Shambaugh
    PINEHURST - While her caddie finished scribbling notes before she could tee off on Pinehurst No.2's 15th hole Tuesday during a practice round, Lucy Li plopped down in the shade next to the tee box. Li could have been any 11-year-old then, sitting cross-legged in the shade with her polkadot skirt, sequined-sleeved top and pigtails. But when she stood up and drilled a tee shot 150 yards to stick the ball on the par-3 hole's green, it was obvious that Li is no ordinary tween. The Red Shores, California, native is the youngest U.S. Open Women's qualifier in history, shooting...
  • Terrorists Moving Toward Baghdad And Russian Tanks Rolling Across Ukraine As

    06/18/2014 5:13:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - While al-Qaeda renegade armies were seizing Iraqi territory over the weekend and closing in on Baghdad, President Obama was jetting into Palm Springs, Calif. for 18 holes of golf. The blood-soaked, terrorist rampage across Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was drawing close enough to the Iraqi capital to force the administration to begin withdrawing some of our U.S. embassy staff there. While Obama was lining up his shot on the green, our country was in a full blown, foreign policy-national security crisis, one of many that confronts his failed presidency. Russian tanks, ordered...
  • Obama Speaks in Pittsburgh, Best Golf Courses for him there...

    06/17/2014 9:49:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Nachumlist | 6/17/14 | Nachum
    Cue up the song: Life Styles of the Rich and Famous!Our beloved fearless leader goes to Pittsburgh today to speak about the economy, or something.  So, we here at FR appreciate his difficult task he is performing for the American people.  As immigrant children flood our border, we turn yellow and run from our commitments abroad, use the IRS to attack those 'nattering nabobs of negativity' AKA Tea Baggers- er Tea Party enemies- er citizens and stonewall those bothersome Fox News inspired low down dirty Republicans on those idiotic committees, it naturally TIME FOR GOLF.  And as such, from now...
  • Barack Obama Golfs While the Middle East Burns

    06/16/2014 4:25:44 PM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, June 16, 2014 | Byron York
    Last weekend Barack Obama played his 175th and 176th rounds of golf as president. He played first at Sunnylands, the famously private course on the Rancho Mirage, California estate of the late billionaire Walter Annenberg. Obama next played at Porcupine Creek, the equally private course on the nearby estate of the very-much-alive tech billionaire Larry Ellison. The White House said Obama received regular briefings on the worsening crisis in Iraq during his golf weekend. "The president directed [National Security Adviser Susan Rice] to continue to keep him apprised of the latest developments," said spokesman Josh Earnest, "as his national security...
  • Obama goes golfing during Palm Springs vacation as Iraq descends into chaos

    06/16/2014 1:25:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    President Barack Obama spent last weekend on the golf course and on vacation in Palm Springs, California while his National Security team took charge of monitoring the increasing unrest in Iraq, it was revealed on Monday. According to reports filed by journalists on the trip of the president's comings and goings, President Barack Obama spent Saturday afternoon and most of Sunday at exclusive resorts playing golf with White House aides. Meanwhile, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and her team were tasked with coming up with a plan to stop al Qaeda linked terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and the...
  • Don't worry about Obama, he's getting in his golf this weekend

    06/16/2014 7:02:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/16/2014 | Michael Nadler
    With all so calm and peaceful throughout the world, it's the perfect time for Obama to kick back for a long weekend by hopping on Air Force One to Palm Springs and, with limo service provided by a Marine One chopper, attend a DNC fund raiser in Laguna Beach, speak to the graduating class of UC Irvine at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, and spend 3 hours and 40 minutes playing golf at the famous Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage.According to press reports quoted in the The Desert Sun, Obama then returned to the Coachella Valley Saturday afternoon "to presumably hang out...
  • ISIS ADVANCES – BAGHDAD AIRPORT UNDER ASSAULT (Photos)

    06/15/2014 8:07:30 PM PDT · by blueyon · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/15/14 | Jim Hoft
    ISIS TERRORISTS BEGIN ASSAULT ON BAGHDAD— Baghdad International Airport under Assault– Here’s a new image reportedly of an explosion at the Baghdad airport. The Battle for Baghdad has begun…
  • News Analysis: Obama in tough spot amid worsening Iraqi chaos

    06/15/2014 7:31:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Xinhua China News ^ | June 15, 2014 | By Matthew Rusling
    Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is in a tough spot as Islamic militants sweep across northern Iraq, overtaking two major cities as tens of thousands of Iraqi government troops reportedly abandon their posts. Fighters from the Sunni group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are reportedly beheading victims in a bid to instill fear as they sweep through the country's north, and have vowed to attack the national capital city of Baghdad. The mayhem puts Obama in a sticky position. After more than a decade of wars in the Middle East, trillions of taxpayer dollars spent and...
  • [Rickie] Fowler's [Payne Stewart] tribute months in the making

    06/14/2014 3:27:09 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 25 replies
    espn ^ | 6-12-14 | Ian O'Connor
    PINEHURST, N.C. -- Many kids in Rickie Fowler's generation just don't get it, that's what the Old Schoolers like to say, anyway. The twenty-somethings don't respect history, don't appreciate who came before them, and don't see any cause as bigger than their own daily pursuits. On the surface, Fowler can come across as the too-cool-for-school face of that perception. He has fame and fortune despite only one PGA Tour victory to his name. He wears hip clothes, appears in cute, if self-congratulatory, commercials, and plays in a faux band on YouTube with a circle of fellow pampered golfers. Oh yeah,...
  • Obamas Kick Off Long Weekend In Southland

    06/14/2014 9:51:30 AM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Friday, June 13, 2014
    President Barack Obama is spending a long Father’s Day weekend in the desert oasis of Rancho Mirage. The president and the first lady arrived at the Palm Springs International Airport Friday night after visiting an Indian reservation earlier in the day. SNIP The Obamas are staying with White House decorator Michael Smith and his partner, U.S. Ambassador to Spain James Costos, at their vacation home. The president’s handlers scoped out some golf courses and gave a list to Obama just in case he wants to spend Father’s Day on the links. SNIP Obama plans to take a short flight to...
  • The Obamas Squeeze a Little "Me Time" In Between Fundraisers & Golf

    06/14/2014 5:23:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-14-2014 | MOTUS
    Note: if you live in or are visiting the Palm Springs area this weekend, be prepared for a little inconvenience: The following roads will be closed for vehicle and pedestrian traffic from 11 a.m. Friday through noon Monday for the visit of President Barack Obama and first ...Flight restrictions to follow. That’s right! The Regals have landed! For a little me time ahead of Father’s Day.Do a little speech, play a little golf Get down tonight, get down tonight Do a little speech, play a little golf Get down tonight, get down tonight H/T K.C. And The Sunshine Band  Watch...
  • Obama on way to Palm Springs for Fundraiser & Golf

    06/13/2014 6:24:51 PM PDT · by kcvl · 41 replies
    Fox News Megyn Kelly | 6/13/14 | Me
    Per Megyn Kelly on Fox News
  • Capitol evacuated briefly after airspace violation

    06/08/2014 5:23:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    The agency says the incident didn’t affect security at the White House. President Barack Obama was playing golf at a military base in Maryland at the time.
  • Obama Shifts Weekend Golf Game to Elite VA Course

    05/18/2014 3:59:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 17, 2014 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE - AP
    President Barack Obama departed from his usual golf routine on Saturday by taking his clubs to an exclusive course in Northern Virginia. Obama usually plays his standard weekend golf game at Andrews Air Force Base or at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. But on Saturday the president and his three companions teed off instead at the elite Robert Trent Jones Golf Club on the shores of Lake Manassas in Gainesville, Virginia.
  • Bubba Watson May Be a Golf Champion, But It’s His Faith and Love of Family That We Respect Most

    04/18/2014 7:35:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 11 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-18-2014 | TRN
    Bubba Watson won his second Master’s tournament this past weekend and opened up on “CBS This Morning” about the importance of reading the Bible and being Christ-like. WATCH:
  • The Masters: A Bubba With a Passion for the Gospel and Golf

    04/18/2014 9:08:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 04/18/2014 | Joe Carter
    The Story: On Sunday Bubba Watson, one of the most untraditional golfers on the PGA Tour, was the winner of the 2014 Masters Tournament. But golf isn't Watson's top priority. What he considers most important can be gleaned from the description on his Twitter account, @bubbawatson ("Christian. Husband. Daddy. Pro Golfer.") and his website, BubbaWatson.com ("Loves Jesus and loves sharing his faith").The Background: In an interview with Trevor Freeze of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Watson tells how he uses his Twitter account—along with his PGA platform—to share about his faith in Christ."For me, it's just showing the Light," said Watson....
  • Leftists Outraged That Bubba Watson Hit Waffle House After Masters Win

    04/15/2014 4:45:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 99 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Bubba Watson won the Masters on Sunday. After all the hullabaloo at the course, at the club, after winning, there's the green jacket, champions dinner, at about 12:30, one o'clock in the morning on Monday he took his family to his favorite place, the Waffle House. The left is livid. They are enraged that he would take young kids to the Waffle House and feed them poison. I am not kidding! They are enraged. The left is outraged over this, some of them are, that Bubba Watson has so much attention focused on him and would use...
  • Bubba Watson hits Waffle House after Masters win. Of course he does.

    04/14/2014 8:06:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/14/2014 | Jay Busbee
    Where else would Bubba Watson go after winning the Masters but the Waffle House? At about 1:30 in the morning, Watson, his wife Angie and several friends hit a Waffle House somewhere near Augusta National to celebrate. Champ dinner @WaffleHouse! #hashbrowns #covered pic.twitter.com/rXuaHtXqj5— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 14, 2014 You can't tell if he's wearing the green jacket in that photo, but fear not, lords of Augusta National: Bubba did not get scattered n' smothered hash browns on the revered fabric. Here's another angle from a friend: Waffle House with the Masters Champ! #wemadeit #twogreenjackets pic.twitter.com/bMwzPGFpWG— Judah Smith (@judahsmith) April 14,...
  • Augusta National - / /The Masters

    04/13/2014 2:40:06 PM PDT · by OregonRancher · 14 replies
    today | Vanity
    Does anyone know the source of the music played during the Masters in Augusta, Georgia
  • Jack Nicklaus divulges divine secrets of Amen Corner

    04/10/2014 7:12:09 AM PDT · by N. Theknow · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | April 10, 2014 12:00AM | Will Swanton
    JACK Nicklaus's response to the bombardment of questions from deferential rookies at the US Masters has been to scribble down a list of the six most important shots to be struck at Augusta National. His compilation serves two important purposes: it provides an education for greenhorns while also shutting them up.
  • 2014 Masters Odds — Rory McIlroy favored to win [Golf Ping]

    04/09/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 77 replies
    PreGame.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Brandon Watson
    2014 Masters Odds — Rory McIlroy favored to win Brandon Watson Tue, Apr 8 2014 12:06 PM 0 The first PGA golf major of the year begins on Thursday morning as The Masters takes place in Augusta, Georgia. The 2014 Masters Odds for the tournament have Rory McIlrory favored to win, according to the Las Vegas Hotel, home of the SuperBook.This year's Masters tournament will not feature the world's No. 1 player in Tiger Woods because of a back injury. Yet, the 78th edition of the most prestigious golf tournament in the world will still feature 19 past Masters champions,...
  • LPGA COMMISSIONER RIPS GOLF DIGEST FOR PAULINA GRETZKY COVER

    04/06/2014 9:17:49 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 29 replies
    BREITBART SPORTS ^ | apr 5, 2014 | BREITBART SPORTS
    LPGA commissioner Michael Whan said he was frustrated and disappointed that Paulina Gretzky was splashed across the cover of this month's Golf Digest and in their featured spreads in the magazine. "Obviously we’re disappointed and frustrated by the editorial direction (and timing) Golf Digest has chosen with the announcement of its most recent magazine cover," he said. "If a magazine called Golf Digest is interested in showcasing females in the game, yet consistently steers away from the true superstars who’ve made history over the last few years, something is clearly wrong."
  • Tiger Woods Has Back Surgery

    04/01/2014 11:31:36 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 87 replies
    ESPNDOTCOM ^ | 1Apr 2014 | Bob Harig
    Tiger Woods will miss the Masters after undergoing back surgery earlier this week for a pinched nerve that has been hurting him for several months, the world's No. 1 player said Tuesday on his website. It will be the first time in 20 years that Woods will not play in the event. The microdiscectomy was performed Monday by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich in Park City, Utah. The statement said Woods will begin "intensive rehabilitation and soft-tissue treatment" within a week, and the goal is for him to return to competition "sometime this summer."
  • Another Busy Weekend For The President

    03/23/2014 12:30:35 PM PDT · by mojito · 18 replies
    ZeroHedge/Twitter ^ | 3/23/2014 | Mark Knoller/Tyler Durden
    Pres Obama at the wheel of a golf cart today at @AndrewsAirForce.
  • Cale McLellan, Son of San Jose Sharks Head Coach Todd McLellan, Sinks Back-to-Back Holes-in-One

    03/18/2014 5:23:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
    He’s too young to play the lottery, but one South Bay teen has just beat 1 in 1.56 million odds: Cale McLellan sank back-to-back holes-in-one over the weekend. McLellan, the son of San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan, was playing in a junior golf club tournament on the short course at Santa Teresa Golf Club in San Jose. The 14-year-old aced the 84-yard eighth hole and then scored another hole-in-one on the 116-yard ninth. McLellan finished third overall in the tournament.
  • Watch Delightful Iguana at Puerto Rico Open Attempt to Eat Andrew Loupe's Ball

    03/16/2014 12:33:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | Mar 10, 2014 | Gabe Zaldivar
    According to a picky iguana roaming the greens at the 2014 Puerto Rico Open, Andrew Loupe's golf ball, as interesting as it may be, isn't all that delicious. Next Impulse Sports' Kiley Kmiec spotted this rather hilarious video posted to the PGA's YouTube page. It features a curious iguana moving Loupe's ball before scurrying off, as iguanas are wont to do. As for details, the YouTube description states, the moment comes as Loupe played through the 16th hole over the weekend. As the announcer mentions, this isn't the first time an animal tried to pull some shenanigans at a tour...
  • Model Sues Playboy, Morning Show Host For Hitting Her In Butt With Golf Club

    03/15/2014 2:50:34 PM PDT · by Baynative · 97 replies
    CBS on line ^ | MAr 2014 | staff
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A model has filed suit against Playboy Enterprises and a co-host of the Playboy Morning Show (simulcast on radio and cable TV) for allegedly striking her in the buttocks with a golf club. Elizabeth Dickson filed the complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging battery and negligence. According to TMZ, she is suing for $500K plus punitive damages.
  • Obama Completes Fun-in-the-Sun Weekend

    03/10/2014 2:20:29 PM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 3/10/2014 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama Sunday returned from yet another golf vacation, this one a two-day excursion to Key Largo with First Lady Michelle Obama. The Obamas stayed at the ritzy Ocean Reef Club, requiring a major security operation to ensure their safety and happiness. “The White House rented several houses in Ocean Reef and security in the community was tight,” according to KeysInfoNet, which said F-16s had to be scrambled a couple of times to escort private planes out of the area. It’s the third vacation of the year for the Obamas, following their annual sojourn in Hawaii in January and separate...
  • Obama links up with celebrities for golf game

    03/08/2014 5:03:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    March 08, 2014, 02:57 pm Obama links up with celebrities for golf game By Keith Laing President Obama golfed on Saturday with former NBA player Alonzo Mourning and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad after discussing the military tensions in Ukraine with foreign leaders. The commander-in-chief skipped out of Washington this weekend to vacation with his family in Key Largo, Fla. The White House said Obama placed calls to leaders in countries such as Britain, France, Italy, Lithuania, Latvian and Estonia before he hit the links. Obama and the sports figures were joined by Cyrus Walker, who is the cousin of White House...
  • Barack Obama Golfs With Alonzo Mourning During Florida Keys Vacation

    03/08/2014 1:14:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Mar 8, 2014 | Darlene Superville
    Obama golfed with Ahmad Rashad, Cyrus Walker and Alonzo Mourning, the White House said.President Barack Obama got out on a Florida golf course Saturday with two former professional athletes and the cousin of one of his top advisers. Obama's foursome included Ahmad Rashad, Cyrus Walker and Alonzo Mourning, the White House said. Rashad is a sportscaster and former NFL wide receiver. Mourning is a former center for the NBA's Miami Heat who has helped raised money for Obama's campaigns. Later this month, Obama is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for the House Democrats' campaign arm at Mourning's Miami home.
  • Russian Troops Storm Ukraine Air Force Base In Crimea, Reuters Confirms

    03/07/2014 12:26:59 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 70 replies
    ARMED MEN ENTER UKRAINIAN MILITARY POST IN CRIMEA AND TAKE CONTROL, NO SHOTS FIRED - REUTERS REPORTER ON THE SCENE UKRAINIANS AND FORCES THOUGHT TO BE RUSSIANS HOLD NEGOTIATIONS AFTER MILITARY POST TAKEN, NO ARMS SEIZED - REUTERS REPORTER * * *
  • Russell Henley defeats Rory McIlroy in Honda Classic playoff as Tiger Woods withdraws hurt

    03/02/2014 7:12:44 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 42 replies
    courier mail ^ | 3-2-14 | n/a
    RUSSELL Henley won the US PGA Tour Honda Classic with a birdie at the first hole of a four-way playoff, denying Rory McIlroy in a tournament he’d led for three rounds. Henley rolled in his birdie putt at the par-five 18th for the victory after Northern Ireland’s two-time major champion McIlroy, Scotland’s Russell Knox and American Ryan Palmer had all parred the par-five that served as the decider. Henley had parred his final three holes after a double bogey at the par-three 15th to close out a two-over par 72 and finish the tournament on eight-under 272. McIlroy endured...
  • Boehner GOP primary foe: Speaker is what is wrong in DC

    02/17/2014 5:40:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 2/15/14 | Raquel Okyay
    Challenger to Speaker John A. Boehner (R.-Ohio) told Human Events that conservatism has been lost due to a lack of resolve by a leader who is at-odds with Republican Party principles and too eager to help President Barack Obama. “Once again, Speaker Boehner surrendered to the president—this time without the fight we were promised,” said Joseph D. “J.D.” Winteregg a Troy, Ohio schoolteacher and first-time congressional candidate in the 2014 GOP primary. Boehner, who Winteregg said he criticizes for being a Republican leader complicit with Democrat Party demands, has been a member of the House of Representatives for 29 years...
  • Masters landmark Ike's Tree suffers major damage, removed

    02/17/2014 5:45:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | 2-16-2014 | John Boyette
    Golf’s most famous pine tree is no longer guarding the 17th hole at Augusta National Golf Club. The Eisenhower Tree suffered major damage in an ice storm and was removed over the weekend, the club confirmed Sunday. Photos showed major limb damage, particularly on the left side and top of the tree. “The loss of the Eisen­hower Tree is difficult news to accept,” Augusta National and Masters Chairman Billy Payne said in a prepared statement. “We obtained opinions from the best arborists available and, unfortunately, were advised that no recovery was possible.” The Masters landmark, also known as Ike’s Tree,...
  • OBAMA 'SUB PAR' POSTERS SPOTTED NEAR PGA TOURNEY

    02/16/2014 7:08:26 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-16-2014 | Breitbart Sports
    OBAMA 'SUB PAR' POSTERS SPOTTED NEAR PGA TOURNEY by BREITBART SPORTS 16 Feb 2014A poster of President Barack Obama golfing that says he is "Sub Par" has been spotted by Breitbart Sports outside the PGA's Northern Trust golf tournament in Southern California near the Riviera Country Club. The "Sub Par" posters have also been spotted near the Palisades and Santa Monica, California...
  • Obama tees off on Oracle founder’s private course

    02/16/2014 10:03:01 AM PST · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 15, 2014 | AP
    President Barack Obama is teeing off on a private California golf course owned by supporter Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder of the Oracle software company. Ellison ranks third on Forbes’ annual list of the 400 richest Americans, with an estimated $41 billion fortune.
  • Dr. V’s Magical Putter

    01/21/2014 11:30:07 PM PST · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Grantland ^ | January 15, 2014 | Caleb Hannan
    Dr. V’s Magical Putter The remarkable story behind a mysterious inventor who built a "scientifically superior" golf club by Caleb Hannan on January 15, 2014 A letter from Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons on the origins of this story and how it came to be published can be read here. A guest editorial from Christina Kahrl detailing the problems with this piece as they relate to transgender issues can be found here.Strange stories can find you at strange times. Like when you’re battling insomnia and looking for tips on your short game.It was well past midnight sometime last spring and I was still...
  • Presidential Golf Counter

    01/11/2014 11:38:01 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 15 replies
    Obama Golf Counter ^ | Dec. 2013 | Obama Golf Counter
    As of December 30th, 2013, the number of times the Golfer-In-Chief (#GOLFTUS) has golfed is... 157 Scroll down to see the list of all his golf outin
  • Carrying On a Presidential Tradition, One Leisurely Round at a Time

    01/02/2014 7:47:54 AM PST · by kristinn · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | Ashley Parker
    No one should ever question President Obama’s passion for golf. He has played some of the country’s most picturesque courses, held a debt-limit “golf summit” with Speaker John A. Boehner, taken on Tiger Woods and found time to steal away for a round in political good times and bad. The extent of Mr. Obama’s love of golf has been on display during his winter vacation in Hawaii, where he has played seven out of his 12 days here, for as much as six hours at a time. On one outing, he played so slowly he could get in only 17...