Obama, golfers talk shop and putt

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Washington, Jan.13 (ANI): Golfers Natalie Gulbis and Paula Creamer met with US President Barack Obama, took a photo with him and gave him a putter.

According to Politico, the 12 U.S. Ladies Professional Golf Association team members met with President Obama. He practiced swinging a golf club left-handed, they said, noting that he'll be able to save five strokes.

One teammate, wearing four-inch heels, admitted that the president was shorter than she expected. Another lamented that she didn't have a chance to text or call friends because security took her phone.

And Obama revealed to the golfers a historic moment in his presidency: He made his first birdie on his recent vacation in Hawaii.

Paula Creamer, one of the golfers, said the team was shocked that he made the birdie with a two-iron - a club that most golfers don't even use because it's difficult to hit with, instead favoring clubs that are half wood and half iron.

"We were all like, 'Wow,' " said Creamer, who met with George W. Bush in 2005 and 2007.

Gulbis, said Obama asked the golfers how to get his daughters interested in the sport - to which they replied that he should bring them to an LPGA tournament.

Before their 15-minute photo op, the team toured the White House, the Capitol and the Senate floor, and were allowed a special view of Washington from the balcony outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office.

They also had a celebratory dinner. (ANI)

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