A small brush fire, possibly from a cigar tossed in the grass, according to a Farm Neck Golf Course official, was extinguished near hole No. 5 Monday. The fire scorched a 10-by-10 foot area near the hole.
The fire occurred while former President Barack Obama was playing a round on another part of the course as part of his annual vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. A Times reporter and photographer spoke with members of the Secret Service, who asked that they not shoot photographs of Obama.