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Obama golf game forces soldiers to change wedding site

Pro tip for wedding planners: You might want to avoid golf courses when President Obama is in town.

That's the lesson that Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr., both captains in the Army, learned this weekend, after their wedding in Hawaii was forced to move locations due to a presidential round of golf, according to Bloomberg:

The golf course, located on the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, is a regular stop for Obama when he's in the state, with the Ko’olau Mountains framing the front nine and majestic views of Pacific coastline spanning the back nine. It's also a favorite spot for Mallue, a golfing enthusiast.

Still, anyone planning an event at the course when the president may be in town is warned about the potential for last-minute shuffling, said Naile Brennan, manager of K Bay Catering, which was handling logistics for the wedding. Brennan said they had other sites ready to go, and the couple ended up choosing the lush, green lawn near the home of Colonel Eric Schaefer, the commanding officer of the base, which offers an elevated view near the 16th hole. [Bloomberg]

The new venue was supposedly even better. And the president called and apologized, reportedly making the happy couple's day. All's well that ends well?