Despite heavy rain, Obama hits the links for a second straight day

President Obama steps onto a tee while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, during his vacation.
AP Photo/Steven Senne

President Obama seems perfectly fine with letting it rain on his parade - or, rather, golf game. He's on vacation, after all.

The commander-in-chief Monday hit the links for the second time during his third day on Martha's Vineyard, despite rainy conditions. He arrived at the Vineyard Golf Club just before noon for the 135th game of his presidency, and was joined by U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Chicago lawyer and longtime friend Allison Davis and former Clinton adviser Vernon Jordan.

Mr. Obama's probably hoping for a better showing than on Sunday at the Farm Neck Golf Club, where he three-putt on the first hole's green, as the travel pool gawked from a nearby wooded area. His partners included a rather motley crew: Aide Marvin Nicholson, White House chef Sam Kass and Wall Street consultant Robert Wolf.

The Obamas topped off Sunday - their first full day on the highbrow Massachusetts island - enjoying dinner with friends at a small, yellow Victorian house branded, "The Sweet Life Cafe."

Ahead of what is the Obamas' fourth vacation on the Vineyard, residents had rallied concern about potential road closures and the inconveniences of a government motorcade trolling their streets. On Sunday, though, locals marshaled outside the first family's dinner spot, cheering their appearances and snapping photos.

It's not all play and no work for the president, though. The White House released a photo of Mr. Obama kicking off Monday with his daily briefing from National Security Advisor Susan Rice. His deputy chief of staff, Rob Nabors, is also on the island to keep the president up to snuff on foreign and domestic matters.

Meantime, Bo Obama is likely enjoying some down time while the president makes his golf rounds. After tagging along for family fun all day Saturday - and trying to stay camera-ready for first lady Michelle Obama ahead of their eight-day trip - the beloved Portuguese water dog is probably zonked.

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