Obama hits the links ahead of birthday

President Obama on Saturday celebrated his upcoming birthday on the golf course with friends from nearly every stage of his life. 

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The president – who turns 52 on Sunday - invited a group of 12 to Andrews Air Force base for the round.

Included in the group were Obama’s high school pals from Hawaii, Greg Orme, Bobby Titcomb and Mike Ramos. Wahid Hamid and Laurent Delanney, who attended Occidental College with the president, also made the trip.

The president’s graduate school days in New York were represented by Hasan Chandoo, while Martin Nesbitt an Eric Whitaker know the president from his time in Chicago.

And some friends from the White House made the cut - the president’s former and current body men, Reggie Love and Marvin Nicholson golfed on Saturday, as did Obama’s senior policy advisor on nutrition and the executive director of Let’s Move!, Sam Kass.

A White House official said Obama was briefed on the potential terrorist threat emanating from the Arabian Peninsula before departing on the golf outing. He will continue to be updated through the weekend, the official said. 

After golfing, Obama headed to Camp David for the evening. He will return to the White House on Sunday.

According to a White House pool report, the four-person team that won the golf game, Hamid, Delanney, Love and Kass, rode to Camp David with the president on Marine One. The rest of the group travelled to the presidential retreat in a van.

--This report was originally published at 11:15 a.m. and last updated at 3:43 p.m.