WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is getting a head start on turning a year older.
Obama turns 54 on Tuesday.
In what has become an annual birthday tradition, the president started celebrating on Saturday by taking a trio of friends from his Hawaii childhood for a golf outing at Andrews Air Force Base.
US President Barack Obama taps his ball into the 18th hole as he plays golf at the Mid-Pacific Country Club in Kailua on December 29, 2014 . AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
The group then spends the night at the secluded Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains.
The White House said the other members of Obama's foursome are his longtime friends Mike Ramos, Bobby Titcomb and Greg Orme.
Obama planned to return to the White House on Sunday afternoon.