Obama takes to the golf course in Washington – with the 44th president zooming in on a personalized buggy
Barack Obama was spotted golfing in Washington DC on Tuesday when the 44th president was driving a 44th personalized golf buggy.
Obama, 59, looked focused as he hit the greens in an Under Armor golf shirt, sunglasses and golf cap.
Like Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush before him, Obama played with custom golf balls as president.
Obamas were custom Titleist golf balls personalized with POTUS on one side and the number 44 on the other, which he personally paid for.
The former president has had more time to take to the greens upon leaving office.
Barack Obama, 59, played a round of golf near Washington DC on Tuesday
Obama said his disability leaving the White House was “a solid 13.”
Obama played 333 rounds as president – an average of once every 8.8 days
Obama, the 44th president, was driving his personal 44th golf buggy
When he left the White House in 2017, Obama flew to Palm Springs to play golf
Last month, Michelle Obama told Ellen DeGeneres that her husband’s love for the sport was a source of frustration, admitting that all she would get rid of are golf clubs because it ‘takes too long’ for him to play the game. .
She said, ‘They’re annoying! It takes too long! Why is there an 18-hole sport? They just made that up, that’s someone trying to avoid their wife! ‘
Sixteen of the last 19 presidents of the United States played according to Golf week – only Jimmy Carter, Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover did not play.
JFK and Donald Trump were both were considered the best, with handicaps in the single digits. Woodrow Wilson probably played the most, clocking in over 1,000 rounds in eight years.
When he was president, Obama played a total of 333 rounds in his eight years – an average of once every 8.8 days.
Michelle Obama joked about confiscating her husband’s clubs in March for taking too long
The Hawaii-born former president has long made an effort to stay fit and healthy
Obama seemed to be taking his game very seriously on Tuesday
Trump mocked Obama for his time on the golf course and said in August 2016, “I’m going to work for you. I will not have time to play golf. ‘
But while serving as president, Trump probably played 261 rounds of golf in four years, according to a count by The Washington Post – one round every 5.6 days.
In December, Obama was asked by Stephen Colbert if he had ever played a round with Trump, like other former presidents.
“Look, as far as I understand he’s actually quite a good golfer,” Obama said.
“Shockingly I understand that there are sometimes problems with scoring and whether he keeps track of his shots.”
The 74-year-old reportedly cheats regularly while practicing the sport. Rick Reilly, author of Commander in Cheat, wrote a book about Trump’s cheating, talking to some of his former colleagues and round partners.
Former PGA Tour pro Brad Faxon told Reilly that Trump even reportedly cheated on a round with Tiger Woods.
Trump has denied the charges, telling The Washington Post, ‘I don’t drop balls, I don’t move balls. I do not need. ‘
He told PEOPLE in March 2016 that rumors that he was cheating on golf were “ disgusting. ”
He added, “I’ve won a lot of golf tournaments.”
Since 1909, every president has played except Jimmy Carter, Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover
When asked in December if he ever played with Trump, Obama laughed that Trump was cheating
Obama is one of the 16 of the last 19 presidents to enjoy playing golf