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President Obama is tracking his golf stats like a total champ right now

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

President Barack Obama has been under a lot of fire recently for playing what his critics say is too much golf -- especially after he played with former Boston Celtics and Miami Heat basketball player Ray Allen last Saturday at Martha's Vineyard. But the most interesting thing about Obama's round with Allen isn't who his partner was, but rather what he was playing with.

You'll see in the picture below an arrow pointing to a red thing clipped to Obama's belt. That's GAME golf, a stats-tracking tool that we've written about before.

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The way it works is pretty simple: players will plug red trackers into the grip-end of all their clubs and tap it against the red thing on their belt before they hit their shots. 

At the end of your round, you connect the device and can start analyzing all the shots your tracker just captured. It can tell you things like driving distance and accuracy, greens in regulation, scrambling percentage and number of putts. We tried to look up President Obama's stats but, alas, it appears he's using an alias.