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PHOTOS: Obamas Go Snorkeling, President Improves Golf Swing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Since arriving before Christmas, the first family has spent the majority of their vacation at their rental house, venturing out mainly for workouts, ...

John Boehner: Obama 'Understands' I'm Better At Golf

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON — Golf-loving Rep. John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says playing 18 holes with someone is a good way to get to know that person. That might b...

Girls and Golf: My Ultimate Sports Dilemma

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

I have mixed feelings about golf, and mostly mixed negative feelings at that. My father never played it, but as a young workingwoman, I really used to...

Sam Stein

White House Defends Obama's Golfing: Does Us All Some Good | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration on Monday brushed off Republican criticism that the president should be spending less time on the golf course and more time f...

Golf, Gender, and the President

Jodi Enda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jodi Enda

Playing golf is part of playing politics. It might be trivial, but access to the president is not. And those who traditionally do not golf, by default, lose out.

Obama Golfs With Melody Barnes: Domestic Policy Adviser Is First Woman To Golf With President Obama

Washington Post | Michael D. Shear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

President Obama headed for the links again Sunday, but this time a woman joined him on the green. Melody Barnes, the president's chief domestic polic...

Obamas Return To DC, Bo Wears "I Heart Obama" Leash On Sunday (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

As the Obamas made their way home from Martha's Vineyard to Washington, DC, the first lady wore stylish open-toe sandals. Yet she was not the most fas...

Obamas' Martha's Vineyard Vacation Day 5: President Bikes Without A Helmet, Family Visits Gay Head Lighthouse (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The first family did a little Martha's Vineyard tourism on Thursday, beginning with some biking on Lobsterville Beach in Aquinnah. Along for the ride ...

Obamas' Martha's Vineyard Vacation Day 3: Golf With White House Chef Sam Kass, Obamamania Sweeps The Island (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

UPDATE: On Tuesday night, the Obamas stepped out for dinner at the Sweet Life Cafe in Oak Bluffs on Tuesday night. Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, Eri...

Obamas' Martha's Vineyard Vacation Day 4: First Family Hits The Beach, Lunches On Fried Seafood (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

*Scroll down for photos* After making remarks about the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy on Wednesday morning, President Obama accompanied his family t...

New Rule: A-hole in One Shouldn't Be Obama's Game

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

I've got news for you, Mr. President, the people who think you want to kill their Great Aunt Millie aren't swayed by a photo-op on the golf course. The only sand trap I want to see you get out of is Afghanistan.

Press Secretary Gibbs On Obama's Golf Game: "His Game Is Severely Handicapped, As Is Mine"

TIME | Michael Scherer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But that doesn't mean the President always behaves like a gentleman. As in basketball, Obama is a trash-talk enthusiast who tries to get into the head...

Bush Questions Brevity of Obama's Vacation

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Former president George W. Bush criticized President Barack Obama today for taking such a brief August vacation, arguing that the brevity of his summer break "sends the wrong message to terrorists."

Barack And Balls: A Slideshow Of Sporty Obama (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

President Obama threw the opening pitch at Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star game, but this wasn't his first trip to the pitcher's mound -- nor...

Tiger Woods And Obama To Play Golf Together

Washington Post | Barry Svrluga and Kathy Orton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After winning the AT&T National yesterday at Congressional Country Club, Tiger Woods has done just about everything he wants to in the Washington area...

Obama: Golf Makes Me "Almost Feel Normal" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview CBS' "The Early Show" broadcast Tuesday Morning, President Obama told anchor Harry Smith that he enjoys golf because it helps him "alm...

Obama's Golf Shorts: Should Grown Men Wear Shorts? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

President Obama is known for his impeccable manners (see a blog post to this effect by Emily Post's great-great-granddaughter), but during a golf outi...

Sam Stein

Pro-Palestine Group Tries To Lobby Obama At Golf Course | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An interesting political moment occurred Monday as Barack Obama was set to play golf with a group of friends. A couple approached the President-elec...

Obama's Hawaiian Holiday: Spam Sushi, Golf, Offers To Buy Beer For Reporter

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The pool report on Obama's holiday vacation in Hawaii today has some amusing accounts of his spam sushi lunch and a confession that he's not very good...

Where Does Obama Rank Among Golfing Presidents?

Chicago Sun Times | SHAMUS TOOMEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It may say more about the presidents who came before him than about his own skills, but Barack Obama has already cracked the top 10 of the best presid...