"Change in America doesn't start from the top down. It starts from the bottom up". "A leader who can deliver change". "Forward." The previous quotes are all campaign slogans adopted by the most powerful man in the free world. In 2012, the United States voted and President Barack Obama was re-elected for a second presidential term in the oval office. There are countless decisions President Obama makes daily, and each of them has the potential for highly significant impact. The ability to operate with a clear mind, exemplify superior wisdom, and trust the available tools and resources are all skill requirements for a individual in his position. So the question begs to be asked, "How does the most influential man and powerful man on earth approach the greatest game ever played on earth?"
President Barack Obama is a golf fanatic. According to www.obamagolfcounter.com, the Golfer-in-Chief has played 115 golf rounds since taking his first day in the oval office. Among the list of playing partners and most recent foursome member is Tiger Woods, arguably the greatest golfer of all time. President Obama, is listed as a 17 handicap according to Golf Digest. He follows Tiger Woods and #1 golfer in the world Rory McIlroy with his club selection, as President Obama plays left handed Nike Victory Red cavity back irons and SQ and Dymo fairway woods. While his Fairway woods and irons may be from Nike, he admits to being a fan of the white headed TaylorMade R11 Driver (set to 10.5 degree loft).
Even though a putting green has been installed at the White House, President Obama remains uncertain about his putter selection. As shown in his bag, President Obama currently keeps a custom engraved Ping Anser and Odyssey black series. Unfortunately, this means President Obama exceeds the 14 club rule established by the USGA, and if President Obama plans for a golf career after the White House he will need to conform to the rules of the game. As history has shown, nobody is above the rules of golf and even though an executive order may make it to the review board; golf will supersede globally and the Scottish fathers of the game will file the request in the 19th hole trash bin.
With "Obamacare" and the "Fiscal Cliff" on the top of the President's agenda, don't hold your breath for free handouts of new irons or equipment while the country is in recovery. Maybe he can setup a program for Government Issue tee times or subsidized golf courses freely open to the public. Rolling a putt on the White House putting green would suffice for most golfers, which is speculatively 9 on the stimpmeter.
For the 2016 brochures, flyers, and campaign materials look for a push to fall in line with golf fitness slogan of "Change in the golf swing doesn't start from the top down, it starts from the bottom up." If President Obama follows his current US President term with a push to honorary captain of the President's Cup, the slogan could be "A leader of bald eagles, who can deliver green eagles." The President will most likely fall in line with green energy and recycle his 2012 marketing materials by donating to the PGA. "Forward? Tee It Forward America."