Golf Becoming Obama's Passion

The president has golfed so much that reporters call covering his rounds "Eisenhower Duty."

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He's been president for 80 weeks. And during more than half of those weeks, mostly on weekends, President Obama has gone golfing. [See photos of Obama behind the scenes.]

In fact, he's hit the links so many times—43—that the press is comparing him to the last presidential hyper-golfer, Dwight Eisenhower. That's led reporters to coin a new phrase for the weekend golf pool coverage: "Eisenhower duty."

Now to be fair, Obama is not as golf-crazed as some past presidents. Ike, for example, golfed about 800 rounds as president, or about twice a week, according to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission in Washington. Woodrow Wilson golfed even more: 1,200 rounds.

Generally the press holds in an area away from Obama, who typically golfs with aides over four-plus hours. One thing that's most notable about his weekend outings is that the president motorcades to the local courses at Andrews Air Force Base, the Army Navy Country Club, and Ft. Belvoir.

Here's a list of Obama's golf outings since he took office:

Date Location Type Of Event Description
4/26/2009 Andrews AFB MD Golf The President Plays Golf at The Courses at Andrews Air Force Base
5/16/2009 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf The President plays golf at Ft. Belvoir
5/25/2009 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf The President plays golf at Fort Belvoir
5/31/2009 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf The President plays golf at Fort Belvoir
6/7/2009 Andrews AFB MD Golf The President plays golf at Andrews
6/14/2009 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf The President plays golf at Fort Belvoir
6/21/2009 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf The President play golf at Fort Belvoir
6/28/2009 Andrews AFB MD Golf Obama plays golf at Andrews Air Force Base
7/12/2009 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf Obama plays golf at Fort Belvoir
7/19/2009 Andrews AFB MD Golf The President plays golf at Andrews Air Force Base
7/26/2009 Andrews AFB MD Golf The President plays golf at Andrews Air Force Base
8/8/2009 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf Obama plays golf at Fort Belvoir
8/24/2009 Oak Bluffs, MA Golf Obama plays golf at Farm Neck Golf Club
8/25/2009 Mink Meadows, MA Golf Obama plays golf at Mink Meadows
8/27/2009 Edgartown, MA Golf Obama plays golf at Vineyard Golf Club
8/28/2009 Edgartown, MA Golf Obama plays golf at Vineyard Golf Club
8/31/2009 Arlington, VA Golf Obama plays golf at Army Navy Country Club
9/6/2009 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf Obama plays golf at Fort Belvoir
9/13/2009 Andrews AFB MD Golf Obama plays golf at Andrews Air Force Base
9/20/2009 Andrews AFB MD Golf Obama plays golf at Andrews Air Force Base
9/27/2009 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf Obama plays golf at Fort Belvoir
10/11/2009 Andrews AFB MD Golf Obama Plays Golf
10/25/2009 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf Obama Plays Golf
11/21/2009 Andrews AFB MD Golf Obama plays golf at The Courses at Andrews Air Force Base
12/26/2009 Kaneohe, HA Golf Obama plays golf at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course
12/28/2009 Kailua, HA Golf Obama play golf at Luana Hills Country Club
12/31/2009 Kailua, HA Golf Obama plays golf at Mid-Pacific Country Club
1/3/2010 Honolulu, HA Golf Obama plays golf at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course
4/3/2010 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf Obama play golf at Fort Belvoir
4/10/2010 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf Obama play golf at Fort Belvoir
4/18/2010 Andrews AFB MD Golf Obama play golf at Andrews Air Force Base
4/23/2010 Asheville, NC Golf Golf At Grove Park Inn
4/24/2010 Asheville, NC Golf Golf At Grove Park Inn
5/8/2010 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf Obama plays golf at Fort Belvoir
5/15/2010 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf Obama plays glf at Ft. Belvoir
5/16/2010 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf Obama plays golf at Fort Belvoir
5/22/2010 Andrews AFB MD Golf Obama plays golf
6/13/2010 Andrews AFB MD Golf Obama plays golf
6/19/2010 Andrews AFB MD Golf Obama plays golf
7/4/2010 Andrews AFB MD Golf Obama plays golf
7/11/2010 Ft. Belvoir, VA Golf Obama plays golf
7/25/2010 Andrews AFB MD Golf Obama plays golf
7/31/2010 Andrews AFB MD Golf Obama plays golf