A few of New York’s elite golf clubs wouldn’t let President Barack Obama play over Labor Day weekend because they didn’t want to inconvenience their high-paying members.
After the president attended the wedding of his longtime chef, Sam Kass, he wanted to get in a round of golf. According to a report from NBC New York, the Trump National Golf Club, Winged Foot and Willow Ridge were some of the exclusive golf communities that snubbed the president. The report says club managers were unwilling to shut down their courses to accommodate the president.
New York golf is serious business, especially when holiday profits are to be made. Memberships at some New York clubs exceed $100,000, and Labor Day weekend is a busy time of year for the clubs.
But Obama wasn’t the only one to get shut out. King Mohammed VI of Morocco was also denied golf access over the holiday, and former President Bill Clinton was snubbed at these same clubs while he was in office.
Read more at NBC New York.