Dude’s Weekend: Obama Hitting The Links In Florida

President Obama is spending President's Day weekend in sunny Palm Beach, Florida sans the rest of the First Family. While he's there, he'll get a little private instruction on his golf game from renowned coach Butch Harmon.
Photo/The White House

Photo/The White House

President Obama will spend this President’s Day weekend in sunny Palm Beach, Florida sans the rest of the First Family.

USA Today reports that while he’s there, he’ll get a little private instruction on his golf game from renowned coach Butch Harmon.

President Obama will take a golf lesson from Tiger Woods’ old swing coach this weekend during a quick golf getaway to Florida. Butch Harmon and his son, Claude III, are flying in to work with Obama at their School of Golf at the newly-redesigned Floridian golf course in Palm City.

The report noted that the president’s golf handicap — the number of strokes over par per 18 holes — is rumored to be around 18. Most amateurs would agree that bogey golf isn’t too shabby. Of course, Obama’s had plenty of practice since taking office back in 2009.

Meanwhile, the White House told reporters today that First Lady Michelle and kids Sasha and Malia won’t accompany the president to Florida. Instead, they’ll fly out west for some skiing.

Geoff Holtzman
Geoff Holtzman is Talk Radio News Service's Deputy Bureau Chief. As one of TRNS's primary correspondents, he helps cover the White House and Capitol Hill. Geoff also covered the 2012 presidential campaign, following the candidates to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and elsewhere. In the process, he learned that not all Motel 6's are created equal. Follow Geoff on Twitter @Geoff_Holtzman.

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