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Chambliss hits ace during golf outing with the President

WASHINGTON, DC -

Sen. Saxby Chambliss hit a hole in one during a golf outing with President Obama Monday.

In a phone call late Monday night, the Senator told WALB News 10 that the White House called Friday to invite him to play with the President and Utah Democratic Senator Mark Udall at Joint Base Andrews where the President often plays on weekends. Chambliss invited Tennessee Republican Bob Corker to join them.

Chambliss said they briefly discussed some policy issues including the budget, Syria, and cyber security. But he said the gathering was more about enjoying golf together.

He says he's glad the President is doing more to reach out to members of Congress lately, though he wishes he had done it sooner. A few weeks ago, Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson organized a dinner at the White House with Pres. Obama and a dozen Republican Senators. 

Chambliss' hole-in-one came on the 11th hole. He said the President was very gracious.  Mr. Obama picked up his ball out of the hole and congratulated him and signed the flag from the 11th hole that the course presented to Chambliss.

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