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Obama To Get Pro-Golf Lesson On Weekend Getaway

Home - by - February 15, 2013 - 23:15 America/New_York - 13 Comments

ABC  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/obama-to-get-pro-golf-lesson-on-weekend-getaway/

President Obama is heading to Florida today for a holiday weekend golf getaway with friends. But Obama will be doing more than just enjoying his favorite pastime. He’ll also be getting golf lessons from Tiger Woods’ former coach.

While his wife and daughters hit the slopes on their annual Presidents’ Day weekend ski trip, the president will be soaking up some warmer weather on the links at The Floridian in Palm City, Fla.

Woods’ old instructor Butch Harmon and his son, Claude III, are reportedly flying in to work with Obama at the club’s new high-tech learning facility, which Harmon helped design.

“I’ve played golf with Ike, Nixon, Ford and President Bush 41,” Harmon told Tim Rosaforte of Golf Digest. “I never played with President Clinton. I met him in the Oval Office. It’ll be interesting. I know the president is a real keen golfer. I’m looking forward to it. It should be fun.”

“It’ll be fun to get him down in the learning center, show him stuff in his golf game and see how he takes it to the course,” Harmon told Rosaforte. “He’s just like all of us that play golf. He wants to get better.”

 

» 13 Comments

  1. MADJACK

    February 15th, 2013

    Hope gets lessons on how to be a President while he’s at it. :roll:

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  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 15th, 2013

    “No, mr. president, the balls have to stay out of your mouth.”

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  3. Carl McSpackler

    February 15th, 2013

    Cinderella story.

    Outta nowhere.

    A former community organizer, now, about to become the Gay-Masters champion…

    It looks like a mirac… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!

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  4. We need a test

    February 15th, 2013

    To become president. You don’t pass the written test you can’t run. This would have eliminated Obama in the early going.

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  5. Moxie Man

    February 16th, 2013

    At least Butch is not related to Angie, the good Harmon.

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  6. White House landlord

    February 16th, 2013

    Are they kidding! The president goes to Florida and the wife and kids go skiing???? These people have no sense of the appropriate. This is just wacky.

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  7. jobe

    February 16th, 2013

    I wonder what the two vacations are costing ?? Gee, maybe he should stay home and do some work for a change !!!
    Ms. Ovomit should go some place nice to vacation like *Sanford Fla. and visit all the people that really do want to see her fat ass…

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  8. Christy944

    February 16th, 2013

    It is interesting the article neglects to mention Harmon’s golf lessons cost $1,000/hr. per Golf Digest.. Since you can’t even buy a federal employee a coffee, obama must be paying for this service, no?

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  9. Dr. Tar

    February 16th, 2013

    When I first read the headline my brain saw Pro-Life lessons. Then I looked again and realized it was just my Dyslexia playing cruel tricks on me.

    I wonder what embassy will get over run this weekend while O pursuing his real passion (Reggie)?

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  10. IMPEACH Obama

    February 16th, 2013

    Because of the mild winter, they say there are large skeets down there. I hope Preezy takes his shotgun.

    Does anyone have a ‘sploding ball for the first tee?

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  11. Dr. Tar

    February 16th, 2013

    Some people look for Robins to tell them spring has arrived. I look for the pop up Golf lessons ad to tell me spring is right around the corner.

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  12. joe

    February 16th, 2013

    My country is going to hell and this dwork (with all due respect) is taking golf lessons? WTF?

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  13. NOLIKEO

    February 16th, 2013

    Is it ok that I absolutely detest those low lifes? Because I do.
    They are trash. That can’t be changed.

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