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Obama hits the links on day 5 of Hawaii vacation

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / SEPT. 2013

    The Kapolei Golf Club in Kapolei, as seen in a Sept. 2013 file photo. President Barack Obama played golf at Kapolei Golf Club on Oahu’s west side today.

President Barack Obama spent another day of vacation golfing today, this time in Kapolei where the traveling press corp was allowed to chronicle his final putt on the 18th hole.

After the usual morning at the gym on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, the presidential motorcade headed west to the Kapolei Golf Club, arriving at about 11 a.m. for an afternoon round.

Obama wrapped up on the final hole with his golf buddies Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme and Darrell Harrington at about 3:57 p.m — tipping his baseball cap upon successfully sinking the ball, according to press reports.

The First Family and their friends had dinner tonight at Buzz’s Lanikai in Kailua, according to the White House. The motorcade arrived at 7:27 p.m.

Here’s today’s timeline:

7:27 p.m.

The First Family and their friends had dinner at Buzz’s Lanikai in Kailua.

4 p.m.

Wearing a white shirt and dark-colored shorts and a baseball hat, President Barack Obama finished 18 holes of golf at the Kapolei Golf Course in Kapolei, Hawaii. It took about five hours for the president and his playing partners — Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme, and Darrell Harrington — to finish the round.

After making his putt, the president tipped his hat toward the pin and then shook hands and warmly embraced each playing partner before walking off the green.

11 a.m.

Obama is back on the golf course during his Hawaii vacation.

The president is playing at Kapolei Golf Club on Oahu’s west side. This is the president’s third time hitting the links since he arrived Friday. His earlier golf outings were to courses in Kailua, where he is renting a house for the holidays.

8 a.m.

Obama is starting the fifth day of his Hawaii vacation at the gym for a workout.

A gentle breeze rustled palm trees Wednesday as the president’s motorcade traveled from his Kailua vacation home to a nearby Marine Corps base gym.

People stood on the side of the road to wave at the procession of cars. A woman flashed a shaka at Obama as his vehicle drove by.

Obama spent Tuesday afternoon at the beach after working out at the gym.

The first family is spending their annual two-week winter vacation in Obama’s home state.

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