From press pool coverage provided to Martha's Vineyard Patch by the White House, we have the following report:
Press pool report filed by Jamie Stringfellow, Martha's Vineyard Times:
The President arrived at Farm Neck Golf Course in Oak Bluffs at about 11:35 a.m. and the pool watched him on the green of the first hole with his assistant Marvin Nicholson, White House chef Sam Kass and Robert Wolf.
We didn't see how many shots it took the President to reach the green but he three-putted once there. Despite that, he appeared to be enjoying himself.
Farm Neck was also a favorite course of President Bill Clinton and Oak Bluffs is the summer home of several notable people including Tom Clancy and Spike Lee, whose home overlooks Farm Neck and Sengekontacket Pond.
"OB" is also well-known as the nation's oldest African-American summer resort and home of the longest continuously-running carousel, the Flying Horses.
The President and First Lady arrived at the Sweet Life Café in Oak Bluffs at about 7:25 pm. The Circuit Ave restaurant is a favorite of the first couple; they've dined here at least three times during Vineyard visits. Sasha and
Malia are not dining with their parents but if previous visits are any guide, they might have a family dinner at Nancy's on the OB harbor later in the week.
The Sweet Life was founded by Jackson and Mary Kenworth, who now own the State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury.
It was purchased in 2013 by the owners of Détente Restaurant in Edgartown.
About the photo: press pool report filed by Kathleen B. Hennessey, Los Angeles Times:The pool saw Obama, wearing white shirt and khaki shorts, approach his ball and chip it up on the green, overshooting by about 15 feet. His first putt was a miss, which Obama reacted to by leaning back and kicking his knee up, as if trying to coax the ball into breaking right. He let out a little, "Ooooh," as it happened.
Next one missed, too. Last one he just dragged in the hole.
Pool could see what looked like a little light banter and ribbing among the group, but could not hear.
The motorcade pulled away from the Farm Neck Golf Club at 5:04 pm, more than five hours after arriving.
For more about the First Family's Vineyard vacation:
- Obamas Welcomed on Martha's Vineyard
- Obamas Arrive on Martha's Vineyard (with video)
- South Road Closed for Obama Visit: Buses Rerouted
- Obama's Chilmark Neighbors to Face Checkpoints
- Obama Visits Martha's Vineyard: 9-Day Road Closure Planned
- Mysterious Mr. President: Obama on the Vineyard, by Holly Nadler
- Obama Family Expected on Martha's Vineyard During Agricultural Fair in August
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