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President Barack Obama, center, plays golf on the first hole at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, with White House chef Sam Kass, left, and Robert Wolf, a Wall Street consultant, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Photo by: Jacquelyn Martin
President Barack Obama, center, plays golf on the first hole at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, with White House chef Sam Kass, left, and Robert Wolf, a Wall Street consultant, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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