Presidential Visit to Golf Course Rudely Delayed Other Players-Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:
This is an account of President Obama’s visit to the Kaneohe Marine Corps on Oahu while he was on Christmas vacation in Hawaii that said security protocols delayed the tee times of other players. It is an angry vent that also said that the President’s entourage used up 30 golf carts.
President Obama did visit the Kaneoh Klipper Golf Course on January 4, 2014 while he and the First Family were vacationing in Hawaii over the Christmas holiday but it is not known at this time if anyone was delayed or inconvenienced by the Presidential visit. TruthOrFiction.Com has calls into the managers of the Klipper Golf Course and we will post findings here when we get them.
When the President travels security protocols are in place to insure his safety as well as the safety of his family and staff members around him. These safety measures may have caused some delays in getting on the fairway of other golfers but we doubt that any of members of the active duty who frequent this golf course were uninformed of a Presidential visit. The Kaneoh Klipper Golf Course is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the country and has been a favorite among U.S. Presidents.
We did find an advisory in the USMC website that said, “Golfers may face another reason for a golf course shut down in December — President Barack Obama is planning his annual holiday season trip with stops at MCB Hawaii.” The golf course was temporarily shut down earlier in December owing to heavy weather.
This was not the first time security protocols owing to a Presidential visit may have inconvenienced others. In 1993 two runways at Los Angeles International Airport were shut down so that President Bill Clinton could get a haircut from a Beverly Hills barber on Air Force One. Air traffic at LAX was ordered to stand by or circle until Air Force One departed. The delay, according to a May 21, 1993 New York Times article lasted about an hour.