President Obama Golfs On Day 1 Of Martha’s Vineyard Vacation

By Michael Rosenfield, WBZ-TV New Hampshire Bureau Chief

MARTHA’S VINEYARD (CBS) – Beautiful weather greeted the First Family on Martha’s Vineyard on day one of their vacation.

The First Family’s motorcade pulled into their secluded island getaway with the First Couple and daughter Malia.

Younger daughter Sasha will join later.

Neighbors watched as the fleet of vehicles rolled in.

“It was great fun,” said Linda Lundblad of Milton, who’s renting a home just down the street.

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Shortly after arriving, the President turned up at the Farm Neck Golf Club.

Wearing a baseball cap, white shirt and grey pants, Mr. Obama could be seen at one of the early holes and some onlookers tried to snap a photo on the street.

“It’s so exciting to see him play golf,” said Trayce Hillman of Brockton.

The presidential visit brings excitement to the island and businesses hope for a visit from the famous family.

At Nancy’s Restaurant, a routine stop by the president in the past, owner Joe Moujabber is thinking about an encore.

“He never misses a year so I hope he makes it,” said Moujabber who shared several photos he’s taken with the president.

And at The Sweet Life, where the President and First Lady dined last year, owner Suzanna Crowell says all the food prep is carefully watched.

“Well, they did have someone posted in the kitchen,” said Crowell, who remembers Mrs. Obama complimenting the kale.

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