U.S. President Barack Obama hits the golf links while on vacation in Martha's Vineyard. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama began his summer vacation to Martha's Vineyard on Saturday (August 9) with a round of golf. The White House press pool was permitted to watch Obama and his golf partners as they wrapped up the first hole at Farm Neck. Obama, in a white golf shirt, baseball cap and gray pants, carefully lined up a putt, bending down to the grass and taking a long look at the green before eventually making the short putt. The press pool did not witness any particularly impressive or embarrassing shots as each player took his turn putting. The foursome appeared to be having a pleasant but low-key conversation, but the pool was kept at a distance and could not hear the discussion. After just a couple minutes at the first green, the media pool was ushered away. The weather was perfect for playing 18 holes, sunny and 79 degrees.