Obama opens up about his golf game: Sand tips needed

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EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he needs some help with his sand shots as he opens up about his golf game.

The president, an avid weekend golfer, is set to hit the links several times during his vacation in Martha's Vineyard.

Obama estimates he has a handicap of 13. A handicap score allows players of varying abilities to compete fairly. The lower the handicap, the better the player.

In summing up his game on the Golf Channel's "Morning Drive," Obama says he's "not a hack, but I'm not quitting my day job."

Overall, he hits a straight drive. He's also a decent chipper, but says his sand game is terrible, and the difference between a score in the low 80s and high 80s generally depends on how many bunkers he hits.

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