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Pool Report No. 2

April 26, 2009

Details of presidential golf outing at Andrews Air Force Base

The presidential motorcade left the White House at 9:05 a.m. en route to The Courses at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on a hot, sunny morning. Along the uneventful, mostly highway route to the base, the president could have seen a road construction project displaying a sign reading, "Putting America to Work," and would have seen waving tourists on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The motorcade pulled up to the golf courses at 9:28. The president, in tan shirt and tan shorts and golf saddle shoes walked a short distance from his cart and greeted a group on a practice putting green that had been shooting him with their camera phones. Among the president's golfing guests were Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, trade representative Ron Kirk and White House staffer Marvin Nicholson. An entourage of 14 golf carts entered the South Course at about 9:45. The president's cart was driven by the general manager of the course, Mike Thomas, a civilian. Your pool held at the club house, receiving occasional updates from the Secret Service on progress. For example, at 2 p.m., the president was at the 14th tee. But there were no sightings and no readout details on how he performed. The presidential motorcade left the course on the return trip at 3:18 p.m., arriving at 3:52 p.m. The president posed for pictures with his guests near a stairway lined with flowering wisteria, then ducked into the White House at 3:55 p.m.

Bartholomew Sullivan

Scripps Howard News Service

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