President Obama took advantage of the Washington area’s hot weather Sunday by playing an afternoon game of golf with three White House staffers.

The presidential motorcade arrived at Fort Belvoir, just outside Washington in Fairfax County, Va., just after 1 p.m. for the game, according to a reporter travelling with the president.


Playing golf with the Obama were Joe Paulsen, Luke Rosa and Mike Brush. All three work in the White House’s advance office, which coordinates sites before presidential visits.  

The pool reporter noted that Obama appeared to have a bandage on his left middle finger.

Obama, like many of his predecessors, has been the subject of recent criticism from his foes over his golf games.

On a recent vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., the White House defended golf as “a good way for release and clearing of the mind.”