President Barack Obama returned to his favorite vacation pastime Monday, spending the day on the golf course.
Obama played at Mid Pacific Country Club after his routine morning workout and a short break at the house in Kailua where he and his family are staying.
“As Obama made his way to the golf course, beachgoers carrying surfboards and towels seemed disinterested in the speeding SUVs and flashing lights of the president’s motorcade. The first family has become a regular sighting around Kailua during the holidays,” a reporter in the president’s travel entourage wrote in his report.
He spent about five hours on the course. With golf partner and friend Darrell Harrington, he appeared before spectators on the 18th hole and took a few practice swings before making his chip shot to cheers.
The president, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, arrived on Oahu on early Saturday morning for his annual Christmas vacation, during which he typically spends most of his time golfing.