Barack Obama may not be playing golf as much in his retirement as he did when he was president. He certainly won’t be playing as much at the Rockville Woodmont Country Club.
When he was president, Rockville Woodmont allowed him to play at the exclusive club without paying the $80,000 initiation fee or the $10,000 yearly dues. Obama was likely hoping for membership – probably at no cost – in his retirement. It doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.
It turns out the Rockville Woodmont Country Club was founded in 1913 by the Jewish community in and around Washington, D.C, because Jews were banned from golfing at other clubs around the District of Columbia. The club is still predominantly Jewish in its membership rolls. And that is Barack Obama’s problem.
Last year the CEO and general manager, Brian Pizzimenti, welcomed Obama with open arms, apparently promising him the free membership. But because Obama spent the last eight years pandering to America’s enemies in the Middle East while twisting a knife in the back of America’s foremost ally in the Middle East, Israel, the club’s membership is rebelling. A source recently told the New York Post,
“In light of the votes at the UN and the Kerry speech and everything else, there’s this major uproar with having him part of the club, and a significant portion of the club has opposed offering him membership.
“Can you imagine how angry I would be if I had paid $80K to have to look at this guy who has done more to damage to Israel than any president in American history?
“After the UN vote and attack on Israel, I think it probably hurts the club. If there is a club that excludes Jews, he would probably be more comfortable around those folks.”
A large number of members of the club are threatening to sue if Obama is offered membership. Given that it’s likely that most of the members of Rockville Woodmont voted for Barack Obama – twice – this has to rate as a giant F-U to the former president.
Don’t worry too much former President Obama, I just love typing that, I’m sure you can find some place to play. There must be a public course somewhere around Washington, D.C., where you can get a tee time.
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