Yes, of course the President is entitled to some recreation but sometimes he needs to think if it sends a bad message when it is so public and at such a critical time in his Presidency. See below
Subject: Print Pool Report No. 5
Golf outing ended after six hours, and motorcade departed Joint Base Andrews at 5:49 pm.
The golf party played 27 holes, according to the White House.
A bit of color: Shortly before 3:30 pm,
pool was escorted from the base food court to van and told to be prepared for departure. After holding in the van for about 15 or 20 minutes, pool was informed POTUS had decided to play another 9 holes. Pool was escorted back to the food court until the 5:49 pm departure.
Again, total number of holes played was 27.
Scripps Howard News Service