WONDERFUL ORIGINAL GOLF SCORECARD FROM THE COURSES AT ANDREWS (AIR FORCE BASE), FILLED OUT FOR THE EAST COURSE ENTIRELY IN OBAMA'S OWN HAND AND SIGNED BY "OBAMA"
OBAMA, Barack. Golf scorecard filled out and signed. Joint Base Andrews, Maryland: Andrews Air Force Base, circa 2008-16. Color golf scorecard for three games on three courses, measuring 12 by 6 inches; pp. 2. $7500.
Original color golf scorecard from the Courses at Andrews (AFB), filled out for 17 holes of the east course entirely in his own hand, with his handwritten player name: "OBAMA."
Due to its close proximity to the White House and convenient security arrangements, President Obama played golf at The Courses at Andrews—AFB "an average of 20 times a year" (Joint Base Andrews) and "more than 100 of the 300+ times he played golf as president" (CNN). Obama was known for his long, slow golf game, with a mediocre average score that typically clocked in around the 90s; this game appears to have been no exception. This golf scorecard is filled out entirely in Obama's own hand for holes 1-17; the 18th hole is omitted. Obama has written his own name (thus, signed his name) as well of those of his fellow players, Tom, Marvin, and Ray. "Marvin" refers to Marvin Nicholson, White House Trip Director and the man once referred to as "First Bro" by Time Magazine; Obama was a groomsman at his wedding. Nicholson played golf with Obama over 140 times as president. This golf scorecard formerly belonged to Samuel Sutton, Obama's personal valet at the White House, and is accompanied by his signed certificate of provenance. Evidently, Sutton received souvenirs from the former president, including this one.
Long horizontal crease, possibly from pocket storage, and light rubbing. A very nearly fine signed copy.