Labor Day Weekend is one of the most popular golf weekends of the calendar year. Assuming the weather cooperates, it’s right up there with Father’s Day and Memorial Day. Everyone is looking to hit the links on or around Labor Day, which means you have to call very early to book a tee time. That’s even true if you’re the president of the United States of America.
According to NBC New York, Barack Obama was turned away from several golf courses in New York on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend because there were no available tee times.
The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge were among some of the elite courses that rebuffed the president’s request to tee off there, according to several sources who were told about the president’s advance team’s calls to the club managers.
Club managers apparently did not want to inconvenience their high-powered and high-paying members over Labor Day weekend by shutting down their courses to accommodate the president.
Political analyst Dan Gerstein believes there is a time when Obama would have never been turned away and insists he has lost his “star quality.” It’s interesting to note that one of the courses was owned by Donald Trump, who has made it known that he hates the president.
If Obama resigns from office NOW, thereby doing a great service to the country—I will give him free lifetime golf at any one of my courses!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2014
That doesn’t sound like an offer Obama would be interested in taking, but it’s nice of Trump to put it out there. Hopefully Obama was still able to get some swings in at the driving range or something.
H/T Eye on Golf