President Obama, during his 52 months in office, has played a total of 115 rounds of golf, according to a study by the Government Accountability Institute. Is that a lot?
Well, a little more than two times a month, or about 25-30 times a year, doesn't sound like that much. But, that's a lot more golf than I've ever played, and, in my experience, would qualify him as an avid golfer, not a casual golfer.
More importantly, in my view anyway, he's doing this while he has a very very time consuming and stressful job. I look at his job as being a job that's equivalent to my having a trial going constantly. I can't imagine ever playing golf in the middle of a trial.
And, even more importantly, he's doing it at a time when he has two young daughters. Again, I can't imagine telling my wife that I'm going to bail on her and the kids for six hours every other weekend. I don't think the Regular Wife would stand for it. She'd demand (and correctly so) that I spend time with my children.
So, is it a lot?
Yes, I think it's a lot, and too much.