President Obama and Bill Clinton Golf Together on Martha's Vineyard

President Obama hit the links with former president Bill Clinton.

The foursome seemed relaxed, with Kirk and Obama giving each other a side-hug at one point -– and Clinton even picking up a flag that had fallen at the first hole, then having to catch up with the other three who had walked ahead of him.

President Obama has golfed almost every day of his week on the island so far -– a habit that in the past has gotten him jeers from political opponents. But Clinton recently defended the need for leaders of the free world, like him and Obama, to have a way to relax.

"One of the reasons I think presidents like golf is that it takes too much time. And you cannot think about anything else," Clinton said on a late-night talk show in January. "Every mind needs some release. So I think it's a good thing."