Obama's Golf Game Goes Coed

Presidential foursome includes a woman for the first time
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2009 4:43 PM CDT
Obama's Golf Game Goes Coed
Wearing sandals and a Secret Service cap, President Barack Obama returns to the White House after playing golf at Fort Belvoir, Va., south of Washington, Sunday, June 14, 2009.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Within hours of a New York Times story spotlighting the West Wing's alleged "boys' club" atmosphere, President Obama played golf with a woman today for the first time since being sworn in. Melody Barnes, the White House chief domestic policy adviser, hit the links as part of Obama's foursome at Fort Belvoir, in suburban Virginia, Politico reports. The pool report said Barnes wore "a baseball cap, dark long sleeve shirt and beige pants."
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