Army couple relocates wedding for Obama golf game

FILE -In this Dec. 24, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama drives away from the 18th hole in a golf cart, far right, with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as they play golf at Marine Corps Base Hawaii's Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course in Kaneohe, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

HONOLULU (AP) — A couple getting married near President Barack Obama’s vacation spot in Hawaii learned the hard way that the big day rarely goes exactly as planned.

The bride and groom — both U.S. Army captains — were scheduled to tie the knot Sunday at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, a military course with ocean views near Obama’s rented vacation home in Kailua.

But on Saturday, they were told they’d have to move their wedding away from the 16th hole because Obama and his friends planned to golf.

A person familiar with the incident says the White House didn’t learn about the conflict until after the fact. The person says Obama called the bride to apologize and to offer his congratulations. The person wasn’t authorized to comment publicly and requested anonymity.

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