Elite NY Golf Courses Reportedly Rejected Obama’s Tee Off Requests

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September 10, 2014 9:23 am
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Perhaps President Barack Obama should consider giving up golf for a little while, considering all the headaches the game’s been causing him lately.

WNBC reported Wednesday that several elite golf courses in Westchester County, N.Y. turned the President away over Labor Day weekend.

The White House’s advance team gave golf clubs no more than two day’s notice of a request to fill the President’s open Saturday morning before he attended the wedding of White House chef Sam Kass and MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, anonymous sources with knowledge of the requests told WNBC.

The rejections were apparently strictly business decisions. Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge were among the courses that rejected the White House’s requests because “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,” according to WNBC.

Managers for those golf courses declined to comment to the news station.

The rejections came a week after Obama took flak for teeing off on Martha’s Vineyard following his statement on the brutal killing of journalist James Foley.

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