The first full day of President Obama's Vineyard vacation was a quiet one, and included one of the president's favorite Vineyard pastimes: a round of golf.

The president took advantage of the clear blue skies Sunday by heading to Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs at around noon on Sunday. His foursome included aide Marvin Nicholson, former UBS chairman Robert Wolf and White House chef Sam Kass.

The president wore a white shirt, khaki shorts and white baseball hat. As he chipped the ball up the green, he overshot by about 15 feet, and his first putt was a miss as well.

After more than five hours of golf, the presidential motorcade headed back up-Island after 5 p.m. During the trip, the motorcade passed the first sign of the day, which read No Keystone. Activists, including one person dressed as “Frost Paw the polar bear,” are on Island to protest the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

Following golf, the president and First Lady Michelle Obama headed to dinner with friends at the Sweet Life in Oak Bluffs. The pair have dined there during each of their past vacations on the Vineyard.

The president and first lady, along with the Obamas' dog, Bo, arrived on the Vineyard on Saturday afternoon. The Obama daughters were not with their parents, and it is not clear if they have arrived on the Vineyard.

The family is renting a home in Chilmark.  


For more updates on the First Family's visit to Martha's Vineyard, see our blog: Live Updates: President Obama on Martha's Vineyard. For more photos of the arrival, see the gallery Martha's Vineyard Welcomes President Obama to Island.