[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/08/26/art.obama.golfing.jpg caption="President Obama enjoying a round of golf."]Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts (CNN) - After days of heavy rains and high winds, sunshine finally returned to Martha's Vineyard Thursday.
The ground was still a bit soggy, but for the vacationing President it was perfect weather to hit the links.
Obama teed off at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs with close friends Eric Whitaker, Cyrus Walker, and White House trip director Marvin Nicholson.
At one point during the round, after Nicholson appeared to make a good putt, he and the President engaged in a playful fist pump.
As the first family winds down its 10-day getaway to the island, it is clear golf has dominated the President's vacation agenda.
It's an undisputed hole in one and a swing above the rest, so to speak.
By CNN's on site stopwatch, Obama has spent 15 hours on the golf course. That's compared to 6 hours over dinner and lunch at restaurants like Nancy's and The Sweet Life Café, 4 hours at a picnic with the family on a private beach, and just 25 minutes shopping with his daughters at the bookstore Bunch of Grapes in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.
There's still time to throw in more public outings before the Obama's depart the island on Sunday, but It's hard to imagine golf sliding from its lofty ranking.
Even with the President's golf obsession and several washout island days, the first family is still smiling.
"Yeah they're having a great time," said White House Deputy Spokesman Bill Burton, "they're having a really good time."