Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
mvmac

Does President Obama play too much Golf?

786 posts in this topic

Mitt Romney seems to think so.  He just launched this Website that lists the number of holes Obama has reportedly played in office, 1,584.  Also wants you to donate $18 to give the Prez a "permanent vacation".  Romney recently commented on Obama's 17-day vacation to Hawaii; “I just think it’s time to have a president whose idea of being 'hands on' doesn’t mean getting a better grip on the golf club,".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

I think they should be able to get out and play but, they use to give george bush so much crap over it and he played less than half of what Obama has done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the website Mike, Looks like Obama has a decent putting stroke from the picture. Personally, I don't mind him playing golf in office. I would rather have an active president then one that just sits behind the desk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Clinton was pretty active too, oh wait, that was still behind his desk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it possible that Obama is also getting some work done out on the golf course? He wouldn't be the first person to do both at the same time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not opposed to Romney and do not love Obama, but it is ridiculous he is using the number of HOLES played to sway the average idiot voter.  Do the math...it is less than 30 ROUNDS per year which is far from being absurd.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm far more Libertarian than Democrat, but I don't care about how much golf he plays. Play more, I don't care.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

It doesn't bother me at all.     The job is one of the most stressful in the world and is nearly 24/7; the Pres doesn't work 9-5pm weekdays only.       1600 golf holes over 3 years isn't all that much time, and it is doubtful he is 100% away from the job even when he's trying to line up a birdie putt.     And I'm pretty sure a couple weeks in Hawaii for a president isn't quite the escape from work it is for the rest of us.

Funny that know one seems to go out of their way to sympathize with a sitting president about how they're awakened at 3am by the National Security Advisor, or had to spend the last 5 evenings in row at state dinners meeting with foreign dignitaries that can't stand personally.   But let them take a few days "off" and they're a lightning rod for criticism.

Regardless of which party holds the office, it is a tough demanding job and it is important that person gets a little time to themselves to step away from the world's pressing problems and recharge their batteries.   Don't care if it's golf, bowling, watching Three Stooges movies, or even Clinton's method of "escape".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mitt Romney would suck off a goat on live television if it would get him a 1/4 inch closer to the presidency. Worked in US politics for almost 10 years and never came across a less-principled candidate. Thanks for reminding me how much the whole cycle reeks. Been happily ignoring it from a safe distance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I don't think sitting behind a desk more is going to solve America's problems. Romney should live a little. Play golf, America!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As of August, Obama has taken 61 vacation days in his first 31 months compared to 180 for Dubya, 112 for Reagan and 28 for Clinton over the same time frame. What does it mean? Nothing, really. I doubt the man even books his own tee times or buys his own clubs. The President has so many advisors and handlers and PR people that if they thought he was playing too much they'd put the kybosh on it.

And yeah, breaking it down to 1500 holes is a bit disingenuous.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think Obama may be the worst president our country has ever seen, and his love for golf has nothing to do with why I feel this way..........not relevant.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut

I think Obama may be the worst president our country has ever seen, and his love for golf has nothing to do with why I feel this way..........not relevant.



I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on Andrew Johnson, Calvin Coolidge and Warren G. Harding.... but that's for a different thread.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He is spending way more days and time campaigning for his second term than playing golf.  I just wish he'd take 365 vacation days,,and retire on his fat pension and book deals,,and let someone else who is actually competent run this country.

Personally, I am sick and tired of the left, socialist agenda that he believes in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Psh, no.

"Dwight David Eisenhower got in his share of golf, and then some. A study of the 34th president's daily itinerary during his eight years in office from 1953-'61 turns up a staggering 1,000-plus days of golf, including almost 800 rounds everywhere from Augusta National to Cypress Point to Turnberry and beyond.   Not that playing 100 rounds a year was a bad thing. But no president before or since played so avidly, and we're now in an age where there's intense pressure on politicians to avoid being perceived as slackers."

At the end of Eisenhower's 3rd year as president, he had an average approval rating of 75% and held onto as much while the Cold War was raging.  "Commies?  Hm.  Sounds complicated.  I'm going to go ponder this situation on the course."  So, say what you will about what Obama has/hasn't accomplished, either way, it very, very probably has absolutely Nothing to do with how much golf he's played.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It seems pretty obvious that 30 rounds of golf over 3 years is a ridiculous thing for anyone to care about.  You know he's not playing some packed muni, so 3.5 hours on the course less than once a month is really something anyone can try to take umbrage at?  Even if he were truly thinking 100% only about golf for those hours, it's ridiculous.   Every golfer should play more golf than that if anything, whatever your job is!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I remember reading in one of John Feinstein's golf books that Woodrow Wilson walked/played 9 holes every morning. He suffered a stroke in his last year in office and couldn't even walk anymore , so it's good he got those rounds in, well over 1000 by some counts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    PING Golf
    Leupold Golf
    Snell Golf
    Talamore Golf Resort
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • Just a typo. Worth reading the article though.
    • My goalsfor the year are three fold but they all have the number 50. Between April 15 and October 15. 1. Play 50 rounds  2. Driving Range Practice 50 times 3. Dedicated putting/chipping session 50 times To get me in the spirit of things I'm reading a book on Father Son Tom Morris and The Greatest Game Ever Played.   I'm going to be buying this putter because I have a hand tremor, this putter was designed for that which should help my game astronomically.      https://www.biomechsports.com/golf/   Last year I also started dialing in my wedge game by buying a Cleveland 52 56 and 60 degree wedge.  If you have never used a 60 degree wedge you have to try it .  It has changed my short game incredibly.  I also have a good teacher to go to so here's hoping for a great season.   Join me me on my quest for 50.
    • So today I was luck enough to play golf in February in Wisconsin. I changed my irons, 3w, and hybrid going into this season.  I haven't posted much since October that will be changing.  My wife and I bought a house which is a awesome yet a pain in the ass all at the same time.  On Halloween (my birthday) our furnace wouldn't work and on christmas eve a big piece of ice fell off our roof and smashed our A/C unit.   Those issues plus some other remodeling has kept me off TST and completely away from golf.  I played in a scramble on 10/23/16.  Haven't picked up a club until Saturday since that outing (well except to move them from our apartment to our house). I will hopefully be playing a similar amount as last year and working on improving my swing.  I will be getting a updated swing on here once we get some more good weather.  It looks like it will be back into the 30's in a few days. This was my round today. http://www.gamegolf.com/player/Jakester23/round/1336229 I felt pretty good other than a few swings.  Its pretty cool to get 2 rounds of golf in already this year. 
    • We've discussed how bogus the "timing" thing is in other threads… but it doesn't take a genius to figure out that a few mm swinging at 80 MPH or whatever is not going to amount to much "time" to "square" the clubface. Offset works because it tends to make people aim the clubface to the left. They line up the toe and the hosel, and the clubface points left.
    •   Haven't done this in a while... here's my current swing with 6 iron Haven't kept a legit handicap, but first three rounds this year have been +3, +4, +2   what i'm working on: 1. shortening my backswing in order to stay more connected going forward 2. more side tilt in the downswing/getting the bottom of my swing forward to eliminate that unsightly flippy action and lower ball flight 3. eliminating the early extension just before impact... which should straighten itself out once I take care of #2.   any advice appreciated gents!
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. henry granic
      henry granic
      (61 years old)
    2. Jscrillah
      Jscrillah
      (45 years old)
  • Get Great Gear with Amazon