Barack Obama and Golf

Parker Embry filed this request with the United States Secret Service of the United States of America.
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From: Parker Embry

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I am looking for the amount of time and money spent on vacations for President Barack Obama and his family (since 2008 inauguration), as well as the what golf courses he plays, how often he frequents them and what he scored on the course.

If there are any special celebrity, non-governmental guests accompanying him on these trips or golf outings, those names should also be provided. I am not interested in diplomats or fellow members of the United States government who accompany him.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Parker Embry

From: Parker Embry

If you are concerned this is a breach of security, then I can be more specific with my request. The scores of the games and the courses he plays on (and frequency) are really what I am looking to learn.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

The FOIA request copied below was initially submitted on October 13, 2015 and has yet to receive confirmation of receipt, including an appropriate tracking number and an estimated date of completion. Provision of such would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: FOIA

Dear Requester,

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From: FOIA

Dear Requester,

In our acknowledgement letter to you, we advised you that due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we could encounter some delay in processing your request. However, we want to update you on the status of your request. At this time, office is conducting an additional search for documents responsive to your request. The appropriate components of the USSS are being queried to ensure we have compiled a complete file of all possible responsive documents pertaining to your request.

Any responsive documents will be reviewed for determination of releasability. Upon completion of the review, all documents that can be released will be made available to you. We are making every effort to reduce the backlog of cases, and we sincerely apologize for the delay you are experiencing and appreciate your continued patience.

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United States Secret Service
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Washington, DC 20223
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From: United States Secret Service

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