​NBA Star Alonzo Mourning Plays At ‘Caddyshack’ With President Obama​​

November 10, 2021

Alonzo Mourning spent his day with President Barack Obama on the golf course site form the move Caddyshack in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This is a private 18-hole course known as the Grande Oaks Golf Club.

“I spent six hours in a golf cart with the most powerful man in America talking everything from basketball to life after his term,” the former Miami Heat player told the Sun Sentinel at Saturday night’s Heat-Boston Celtics game at AmericanAirlines Arena.

“It was very surreal and enlightening, Mourning said, adding, “It was a dream come true.”

The President apparently left duly impressed, as well. “When we left, he handed me the scorecard,” Mourning said. “It read, ‘Thanks for carrying us today.’” Mourning smiled and said he agreed not to share their scores, but said they got in all 18 holes amid intermittent rain showers.

So why Davie and Grande Oaks? Mourning, a longtime Democratic fundraiser, said the two initially planned to play this summer in Martha’s Vineyard.

Movie buffs will remember it as the site where Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and a rambunctious gopher got into all kinds of antics in the 1980 comedy flick.

Nearly three hours after he arrived, Obama was spotted behind the wheel of a golf cart, with Mourning in the passenger’s seat, cruising along near the ninth hole. The White House said former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, a frequent Obama golf partner, and Cyrus Walker, the cousin of senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, rounded out the weekend foursome.

An avid golfer, Obama rarely goes a weekend without teeing off, occasionally inviting big-name celebrities to join. Earlier this year, Obama caused a stir when he golfed at another exclusive Florida sport club with Tiger Woods.

Obama arrived in Miami Friday evening after touring a port in New Orleans, where he pitched infrastructure spending as a way to boost U.S. exports.After wrapping up his golf game, Obama was to return to Washington on Saturday afternoon.