August 18th, 2013
09:12 AM ET
7 years ago

President Obama golfs with Larry David

(CNN) - Wrapping up his vacation, President Barack Obama added a new name to his list of golf buddies: Larry David, star of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

The president teed off with the "Seinfeld" co-creator Saturday at the Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, on Martha's Vineyard.

They were joined by private equity investor Glenn Hutchins and former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk.

David has a new movie out on HBO, "Clear History," which is set on Martha's Vineyard.

Obama is scheduled to depart the island off Cape Cod on Sunday to return to Washington.

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  1. Independant

    nice to see he has time to golf. seriously the worst president ever. total embarrassment.

    August 18, 2013 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  2. Futureman1

    Attention bonehead crtics of Obama playing golf! #1, As a successful businessman in a high stress occupation I can tell you that exercise is the best stress buster and #2, the guy's on vacation. And #3, with the advent of Iphones I sometimes get more work done on the golf course than off.. You have the T MR President!

    August 18, 2013 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  3. Adarus

    Obama has golfed at least 133 times- more than any other president in American history. Meanwhile, White House tours remain closed.

    Is it 2016 yet?

    August 18, 2013 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  4. sadlyperturbed

    I knew I could count on some to be so ridiculous in their comments, and I wasn't let down in the least. Apparently all those who think this President should not get a vacation or day off to enjoy a round of golf NEVER take a day off. They are just tireless worker drones who don't require any downtime. I am surprised they even require sleep. I am glad I am not one of them. Life would really s uck.

    August 18, 2013 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  5. YeahRight

    When is the Golfer-in-Chief returning to the White House?

    August 18, 2013 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  6. TommytheT

    for the gentlemen getting more work done on the golf course than off, strongly suggests you are not getting much if any work done when off the course.

    August 18, 2013 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  7. Gurgyl

    The worst president is George Bush, Reagan–not Obama. He is doing the best–stocks did NOT dive down. No Wars. Know this you all idiots that blame because he black.

    August 18, 2013 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  8. Old favorite

    It's amazing how the press has left him under the radar on his ...vacation.... Not a peep until today.... Pretty different from the stalking most past prezes received... No conspiracy theories .... Just as it is...don't believe me? Don't a litte might find it surprising the pass this fellow gets...

    August 18, 2013 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  9. dlb19595

    So glad he was elected to a second term as the only thing I have seen him do is go on vacation, play basketball and play Gold. Hey Mr. President don't you have WORK to do? Like the economy, immigration, getting ALL of our troops home safe and sound? I think you have plenty of thing's on your "TO DO" list! NOW GET TO WORK we are not paying you for this second term to take vacation!

    August 18, 2013 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  10. Dr. Mike

    And the house burned down while the residents argued about who started the fire! Brilliant!

    August 18, 2013 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  11. marty in MA

    Wish I could play golf with those guys.

    August 18, 2013 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  12. Dave

    Cue the O'haters complaining about golfing. It's nice to know you can count on some things in life...

    August 18, 2013 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  13. Job

    Really, so what if he golf?

    August 18, 2013 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  14. PeterD

    President Obama is NOT Good at Golf Either..............................................

    August 18, 2013 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  15. gilb07

    He has taken less time off then W, why do these people hate so much?

    August 18, 2013 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  16. FlaGuy

    As expected, the boneheads complaining about the President's vacation days come out of the woodwork. Where were they when Bush was in office? At this same point in their terms Bush had taken 180 days off during the Iraq War, thats almost 3 times Obama's 61 days. Did I mention it was during the war? Bush racked up more than 6 times Clinton's 29 days at this point in his term. The fact is, these guys are hardly on vacation as we know it. They still have their daily briefings and alaways a few steps away from the "nuclear footbal". So have a great time Mr. President.

    By the way, did the announcer say Larry David was the creator of "Sein-field"?

    August 18, 2013 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  17. Taxman

    I'll grant that the first family should have an opportunity to enjoy a family vacation where ever they choose. We all work hard for what we have the chance to do modest of grandiose. Now it's time to get to work, Congress, the Supremes and the President need to collaborate on making the country productive for all. Citizens need to get serious about rating ((VOTING IN OR OUT) for their productive contribution or stagnation as it might be.

    August 18, 2013 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  18. Scott

    I would rather see Obama continue to play golf more than any other president in history. As a part-time president, he's done more to wreck America than any of his predecessors. Just think how bad off we'd all be if he worked full-time!

    August 18, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  19. Marie MD

    @adarus, the President golfing vs WH tours? You do know that your party of obstructionists are responsible, right. Obviously no.
    Obama 100
    Shrub #43, in same time, 367 days and counting. That's 1/3 of his criminal war presidency.
    If the weeper of the house can go on vacation fr sx weeks and golf with the trumpeter there's no reason why the President can't golf with David. Want to guess who had more fun?

    August 18, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    "When is the Golfer-in-Chief returning to the White House?"
    About 3 weeks before Congress returns to Washington.

    August 18, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  21. hammer

    I'm not going to call Obama the worst president ever.There has only been eleven presidents in my life time.But for someone to call Obama the best ever is not to smart.To me he is not the best president in my life time.

    August 18, 2013 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  22. Fore Score and Three Years To Go

    The best part of this? Its not even Fox News reporting on his golf game now... even the liberal media is reporting on the insanity of his antics lately.

    August 18, 2013 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  23. howard521

    Obama has made numerous attempts to quote Lincoln

    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
    You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
    ... Abraham Lincoln

    August 18, 2013 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  24. w

    Nice to see our excellent president relaxing. You conservatives can deride him all you want.
    He will be remembered as one of the greatest presidents. His face will be put on Mt. Rushmore.
    There will statues and monuments in every state honoring the great president.
    This will happen. No I'm not being sarcastic.

    August 18, 2013 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  25. BlackMe

    Its ironic, he is a much about nothing president, and he created a much about mothing show!

    August 18, 2013 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
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