Obama starts vacation with golf

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President Obama is kicking off his two-week vacation at Martha’s Vineyard with a round of golf. 

Joining the duffer-in-chief at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs are sports commentator Ahmad Rashad and NBA sharpshooter Ray Allen, according to a White House pool report.

Cyrus Walker, cousin of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, is rounding out the foursome at the course, which sits on a peninsula overlooking Nantucket Sound.

Obama wasted little time in hitting the links, spending just half an hour at his 8,100-square-foot vacation rental before heading for the course. 

The president started his vacation early Saturday afternoon, after telephone calls with assorted world leaders and remarks at the White House about the new U.S. military involvement in Iraq.

Soon after arriving in Massachusetts, Obama shed the blue suit he had worn earlier for a white golf shirt and baseball cap, according to the pool reporter, who was given the rare opportunity to watch the group finish the course’s first hole.

“The pool did not witness any particularly impressive or embarrassing shots as each player took his turn putting,” according to the report.