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Monday, April 19, 2010

 President Barack Obama has played golf 32 times since he took office, eight times more than his predecessor George W. Bush - who was mocked by the Left for his fondness for the game - did in his entire presidency.

President Barack Obama and U.S. Vice President  Joe Biden putt on the White House putting green April 24, 2009
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden putt on the White House putting green April, 2009

Mr Obama's latest outing on the links came on Sunday, when an opportunity opened up on his schedule after flying bans over most of northern and central Europe forced him to cancel his trip to Krakow to attend the funeral of Lech Kaczynski, the Polish president.

Mr Bush was shown in the Michael Moore film Fahrenheit 9/11 condemning "terrorist killers" in the Middle East when asked a question on the golf course in 2002. Barely pausing for breath, he added: "Thank you. Now watch this drive."

Mr Bush later gave up golf, saying in a 2008 interview: "I don't want to some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf... And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal."

Mr Obama's Sunday golf game prompted anger in Poland, where the Warsaw Business Post carried a headline reading: "Obama goes golfing instead of attending Kaczynskis' funeral".

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Today marks the first anniversary for Barack Obama taking the office of president of the United States.

It’s an understatement to say that it’s been a busy year but the leader of the free world but he did manage to play 29 rounds of golf over the 12 months.

The courses he most frequented were Fort Belvoir 11 times and Andrews AFB: 8 times.

His predecessor George W. Bush played golf 7 times his first year in office.

Golf is a great sport to take you mind off your daily rutine, I am glad the President was able to enjoy this great Sport in 2009.

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