President’s Favorite Golf Course on Partially Shut-down Military Base Remains Open
If President Obama decides to play his 36th round of golf this year, one of his favorite golf courses, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, luckily remains open, despite the base’s being partially closed. As Bloomberg reports, though some amenities, such as the base’s grocery store, are closed, the golf course will remain open. The grocery store’s closure forces the troops to shop at local stores, which cost about 30 percent more, according to Lieutenant General Raymond Mason, the Army’s deputy chief of staff for logistics. Air Force captain Lindy Singleton, chief of public affairs for the Eleventh Wing, explained that the course remains open because it’s financed via user fees.