President Obama was scheduled to stay the night in New York on the Friday of Labor Day weekend, but he flew back to Washington after he was unable to get a reservation at Westchester County golf courses, NBC 4 New York reported. That's right. Even the President can struggle to get a tee time during the summer.
Obama, who was in Purchase, New York, on Friday for a fundraiser at the home of mega-donor Robert Wolf, was planning to stay the night in the Westchester area, where he would attend the wedding of the White House chef on Saturday evening. Since he had time to kill on Saturday morning he reportedly tried to get on several area courses, with no luck.
According to NBC News, the Trump National, Willow Ridge, and the prestigious Winged Foot country clubs all informed his staff they couldn't accommodate him — likely because the clubs didn't want to inconvenience their members by shutting down the course on a busy holiday weekend.
One can only imagine that the President then sadly dragged his golf clubs behind him, eyes misty, head drooped, as he arrived back at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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