The President's Golf Game
I had to laugh a bit at this article
on what a terrible golfer President Obama is:
The frequency and secrecy of the president's golfing has infuriated some of his basketball fans. This love of the links can't be for keeps, they moan, for he who plays secretly must surely play badly.
How badly? His score is a matter of "national security," deflects David Axelrod, political adviser to the First Duffer. White House aides said playing golf gets the president outdoors more, but declined to comment further on why he appears to be favoring golf over hoops, or why members of the press haven't been allowed to watch him tee off.
But later on in the article they reveal that his handicap is in the mid-20s and that he generally breaks 100. But they overdo how easy this is:
Mr. Mulak says he never learned Mr. Obama's score that day, but figures he surely broke 100, an average score for a hacker on a tough course. "Solid shots -- I wouldn't say straight lasers at the pin," he says.
In fact, most hackers don't break 100 on a tough course. I'm a decent golfer, nothing special, and I'd guess that well over half of my playing partners in life have not broken 100 in the rounds they played with me. Obviously Obama is not a great player by any means, but sub-100 rounds are nothing to sneeze at.
Look, there's a lot to criticize about the man; this health care fiasco is a good place to start. But his golf game is not one of them.