10:37 AM, Jan 29, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
According to Gallup among the 50 states, the president’s highest approval rating is in Hawaii where it is just above 60 percent. Understandable, since he was born there, spends a lot of time and plays a lot of golf in the islands, and has enough history with Hawaii that he could call it home.
But the president is even more popular in Washington, D.C. where his numbers touch 80 percent. But, then, the people of Washington are his true constituents and he brings home the bacon.
1:12 PM, Aug 17, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama went to the beach with his family this morning, and now he's golfing with comedian Larry David. Via the pool report:
After spending two and a half hours on the beach, POTUS's motorcade was rolling again at 12.31pm and arrived at Farm Neck Golf Club at 12.43pm.
His playing partners are Glen Hutchins, Larry David and Ron Kirk, according to the White House.
It is POTUS's fifth round of the vacation, although he only played nine holes instead of the full 18 on Thursday.
11:19 AM, Aug 15, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama delivered about an 8 minute statement on Egypt this morning, then went straight to the links. Via the pool report:
11:28 AM, Aug 14, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama is golfing today on Martha's Vineyard. The foursome is made up of the following individuals, according to the White House pool reporter:
Per the WH, the president's golf partners are:
Jim Kim, president of the World Bank
Brian Roberts, chief executive of Comcast.
Ron Kirk, former US Trade Representative.
Comcast owns NBC and MSNBC.
12:03 PM, Jul 7, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Reuters columnist David Rohde said this morning on CBS that it was "terrible optics" for President Obama to go golfing and Secretary of State John Kerry to go yachting as the Egyptian leader was overthrown:
9:54 AM, Jul 5, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama is spending today, the day after the Fourth of July holiday, hitting the links. Via the pool reporter, he's with his buddies Martin Nesbitt and Dr. Eric Whitaker:
7:43 AM, Jun 17, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Speaking this morning in Belfast, President Obama took the opportunity to mix in a little golf talk as he addressed Northern Irish youth.
"Northern Ireland is hosting the World Police and Fire Games later this year -- (applause) -- which Dame Mary Peters is helping to organize. (Applause.)," Obama said, according to the official White House transcript.
9:15 AM, Jun 2, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Tiger Woods shot a 44 on the front, 79 for the round, and finished 16 shots off the lead, yesterday, in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village. Later, speaking the royal plural, Woods explained:
7:22 AM, May 28, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden is in Latin America meeting with foreign leaders. His first stop was in Colombia, where he landed yesterday and met with Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos.
The vice president was diplomatic. "We understand that some real progress appears to have been made yesterday on the agrarian front. We applaud every advance -- every advance -- that gets Colombians closer to the peace they so richly deserve. And we look forward to the day when Colombia can fully enjoy a genuine peace dividend."
6:32 PM, May 6, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House, via the pool reporter, has revealed that the president today didn't win in golf:
A White House official put out the following readout on the president’s golf outing this afternoon at Andrews Air Force Base with Senators Corker, Chambliss and Udall:
This afternoon, the President, who has the highest handicap of the foursome, paired with up Senator Udall, who has the lowest. Senators Chambliss and Corker, aided by Chambliss's hole-in-one on the 11th, won the match.
12:16 PM, May 6, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama is apparently hitting the links today. He'll be playing golf with two Republican senators, Saxby Chambliss and Bob Corker, and Senator Udall, a Democrat from Colorado.
"Furloughed to Fairways."4:21 PM, Apr 30, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Furloughed federal employees who like to play golf are in luck. There's a deal waiting for them, courtesy of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
"Thousands of area federal employees will be furloughed on certain days between April and September this year as a result of the Federal Sequester. In response, the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NVRPA) is offering a special deal for those furloughed federal employees who enjoy the outdoors and a good round of golf," the group writes in a press release, announcing its sequester deal.
12:59 PM, Apr 13, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
For the third weekend in a row, President Obama is hitting the links. CBS's Mark Knoller reports on Twitter: