Golf lessons could correct Obama's 'un-practiced,' swing, says author

Posted By: Nairita Das
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Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): President Barack Obama might do better at golf with a few lessons, according to sportswriter John Feinstein.

Obama teed off with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this weekend during his vacation at Martha's Vineyard.

When Feinstein, author of 'Moment of Glory: The Year Underdogs Ruled Golf', was asked about Obama's swing at the Vineyard Golf Club in Massachusetts, he said the President needs a teacher.

"The president has what I'd call a very 'un-practiced,' swing; a good teacher would make a number of changes right away," ABC News quoted Feinstein as saying.

"He's very upright, kind of stiff-legged, which makes his swing look stilted. He also looked like he came out of his swing ... also a sign of someone who doesn't play much, moving his body forward as he came through the ball," he added.

Obama plays golf frequently in Washington, D.C., but has admitted that he is "terrible."

"I have been playing golf lately and I don't like my golf swing. It's a game that I keep on thinking I should be good at, and somehow the ball goes this way and that way and never goes straight," said Obama in an interview with a Russian television network a year ago.

Feinstein said the president could benefit from golf lessons.

"He looks to me like someone who, if he decided to take lessons and practice a lot, could be a reasonably good player. He's also lucky that, as a lefty, he gets to play lefty. A lot of kids growing up when he did-my generation-were forced to play righty because there were so few lefty clubs," he said. (ANI)

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