Obama vacationing here while wife and kids go skiing, White House saysby George Bennett | February 15th, 2013
President Barack Obama, who’s arriving at Palm Beach International Airport tonight for a golf weekend in the Treasure Coast, won’t be accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama or his daughters, the White House confirmed this afternoon.
The rest of the family is on a “ski trip out West with family and friends,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in Chicago this afternoon, according to a pool report.
Obama has no official business scheduled this weekend. He’s expected to play golf — with some tips from legendary instructor Butch Harmon — at the Floridian Golf Club in Palm City. The private course is owned by Houston Astros owner and big Obama donor Jim Crane.
Obama played 113 rounds of golf in his first term, but none were in Florida, a key swing state where there are 1,100 courses and the sport was estimated to be a $7.5 billion industry in 2007.