President Obama was the Chipper-in-Chief on the golf course on Monday.
Obama played golf on the third day of an expected two-week Hawaii vacation with his family, enjoying a round at Mid Pacific Country Club in Lanikai.
On the 18th hole, Obama had just missed the green with his approach. After reading the green, the left-hander put a perfect stroke on the ball, chipping it in from 40 feet away for a closing birdie. The crowd of onlookers went wild as Obama pointed to them and the assembled media to confirm that, yes, they were all witnesses to a spectacular shot. He doffed his cap in appreciation of the applause.
Obama was playing with childhood friends Greg Orme and Bobby Titcomb, as well as regular golf buddy Darrell Harrington.
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