Obama tees off vacation
President Obama reacts to a missed putt on the first green at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, on Sunday.
August 11th, 2013
01:19 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama tees off vacation

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(CNN) – President Barack Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard getaway began in earnest Sunday with a morning round of golf.

President Barack Obama headed to Farm Neck Golf Club, a public course situated on a peninsula jutting out from the northern part of the island.

His partners: White House aide and frequent golfer Marvin Nicholson, White House chef Sam Kass, and Robert Wolf, the former president and chief executive of UBS Investment Services, who is also a friend of Obama's.

The president arrived on the Vineyard Saturday with first lady Michelle Obama, and they plan to stay a week. The first family traveled to Martha's Vineyard in the summers of 2009, 2010 and 2011, though they didn't take the trip last year in the final months of the 2012 presidential campaign.

There are no public events on the president’s schedule during his stay on the island.

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  1. Pete

    I can smell the hatred seeing our Pres.Obama enjoying himself without those jerks in Boehner,Cantor or McConnell ..He'll see no more of them after midterms I predict and it can't come much quicker can it!!

    August 11, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  2. Dale

    Everyone needs a vacation, especially a president who has to deal with this Congress.

    August 11, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Enjoy your time off Mr. President!

    August 11, 2013 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  4. Wes

    Isn't this how he starts every morning?

    August 11, 2013 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    @pete, do you think he cares those clown-car jerks? I do not think so. Teatrolls, GOP thugs spew venom not knowing he won with thumping electoral votes for second term.

    August 11, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  6. PJ

    President Obama takes a one week vacation.

    Congress takes a five week vacation.

    Have fun Mr. President.

    August 11, 2013 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  7. Tony in Maine

    Just off camera, in briefcases, aides are carrying the White House.

    The denizens of Dibertville who criticize President Obama for taking "time off" have no concept of what real stress and real work are or that it follows him everywhere 24/7. They only repeat what the Bobbleheads of Faux tell them is news. O'Really and Hennity (sic) laugh all the way to the bank – "suckahs."

    August 11, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  8. freedom

    Simultaneously, he tees of the nation.

    August 11, 2013 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  9. simplefaith

    Please give the President a break and have all bad Republicans out voted during mid term elections. This Congress is the worst I have ever seen and I have been around a long long time.

    August 11, 2013 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  10. chris

    How much is this costing the taxpayers

    August 11, 2013 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  11. Mainscribe

    Thank God I am a Christian man, because the thoughts that come to mind when I see his arrogance are not at all christian...Reminds me of one of the middle commandments...

    August 11, 2013 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  12. Tigas

    Thankfully the sequester didn't ruin the President's vacation. That would have been an epic tragedy.

    August 11, 2013 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  13. king

    the longer the repubs wait on not doing anything to address our crumbling country the worst it will be to catch up with those countries that are moving forward into the 21st century. these repubs are putting our country in grave danger of losing our spot as the only super power and send us reeling at the back of the pack everyday they keep blocking everything to move this country forward.

    August 11, 2013 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  14. J

    These guys all take more lavish expensive vacations than any of us... Obama and Congress. If you think any of them are worth a darn then you need to have a dose of reality. They don't have your best interest at hand. How long will it take the sheeple of America to realize this?

    August 11, 2013 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  15. PaulCat

    Have fun Mr. President. The president gets 1 week vacation – the congress 5 weeks. Obama says the sky is blue, congress says NO it is not. Obama says the sun rise in the east – the congress says NO it rise in the north. Do you finally get the picture stupid. If you said "NO" you must be a fox news fan.

    August 11, 2013 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  16. Wes

    He looks rather spastic.

    August 12, 2013 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  17. missingmick

    The article leaves out that they chartered a plane just to fly their stupid mutt to join them.
    Wait! Where are his usual golf partners...oh, that's right. They're all stuck in Chicago this year, under investigations for stealing from non-profit organizations.

    August 12, 2013 02:01 am at 2:01 am |
  18. shehar39

    Does anyone remember "I will NOT rest until... " what a liar, yep, it's confirmed, he's now officially the worse president in history, his "let them eat cake" attitude has got to go!

    August 12, 2013 02:14 am at 2:14 am |
  19. kirk

    You can feel the hatred, almost cut it with a knife. The right wing nut bags have nothing but hate. After all the juvinile behavior he has to deal with, he deserves some time off for christ sake

    August 12, 2013 07:43 am at 7:43 am |