Purveyor of Truth
Caught an article today in the WASHIGTON Examiner that falls into the category of unimportant trivia. It had to do with how much golf President Obama has played since becoming president. As to why the author felt inclined to devote time to the President's link time shall be left to you to decide for yourself.
After quickly reading the info I decided to have a bit of fun.
President Obama, fresh from his whirlwind spring break trip to Cuba and Argentina, hit the links for some R&R Saturday, playing his 281st round since becoming president. He was at Andrews for over five hours.
That is slightly more than three quarters of a year of days playing the presidential sport for Obama. The president typically plays for at least four hours, sometimes longer, putting his time at over 1,100 hours golfing, or at least 46 full 24-hour days.
Days in Office - 2,622
Hours in Office - 62,928
Days Playing Golf - 46
Hours Playing Golf - 1,104
Rounds of Golf Played - 281
Hours per Round - 3.92
So, according to my calculations President Obama has played 1 day of golf in each 57 days (0.018%), he has played 281 rounds of golf in 2,622 days for an average 1 round every 9.331 days, he has averaged 25.206 min/day of golf, he has played 1,104 hours of golf in 62,928 in office (0.018%.
Given the President is on duty 24/7 in what is undoubtedly one of the highest pressure jobs in the world he certainly hasn't abused his use of golf for relaxation.
Some data on other presidents playing golf while in office. And a bit more.