By Justin Sink - 01/03/14 07:47 AM EST
President Obama used his round of golf Thursday for some international diplomacy, hitting the links with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key.
The foursome teed off at a military base near the president’s vacation home, where he’s been staying through the holidays. New Zealand media reports that Key owns a vacation home on the island of Oahu.
Reporters caught a brief glimpse of the group as they approached the second hole. After Obama struggled on the green, Key’s son upstaged the group by sinking a put.
"He's doing it in front of the cameras, too,” Obama jokingly bemoaned, before giving the teenager a high five.