Why Obama plays so much golf. The inside story.

SHARE Why Obama plays so much golf. The inside story.

WASHINGTON–President Obama, who often plays golf on weekends doesn’t love the links–it’s just one of the only ways for him to get outside and still remain in his security bubble.

That’s what Obama told Hearst Magazine editors during a Saturday session. Obama has in past interviews talked about how he missed the simple pleasure of life, such as riding a bike along Chicago’s lakefront. Mrs. Obama has said she misses shopping at the Target on Roosevelt Road.

From the Hearst interview, as published on Hearst’s Houston Chronicle website:

From the Hearst story, which helps explain why Obama gave the interview: “Hearst Magazines publishes periodicals including Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Redbook, Esquire and Cosmopolitan, among others.”

On the loss of privacy:

“I just miss — I miss being anonymous. … “I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. I can’t take a walk.”

Not a golf fanatic:

“It’s the only excuse I have to get outside for four hours at a stretch,” he told the Hearst executives.

His dream:

“I just want to go through Central Park (in New York) and watch folks passing by…Spend the whole day watching people. I miss that.”


The Latest
Anger over the Supreme Court’s opinion overturning its landmark Roe v. Wade decision brought many to Federal Plaza in the Loop on Friday night.
Women don’t matter and they shouldn’t have agency over their own bodies, the conservative justices might as well have said in their support for Justice Samuel Alito’s abhorrent opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
With the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Roe v. Wade has been overturned.
The loss of constitutional protections for abortion leave some concerned about what rights might be lost next.