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Boehner, Biden talk golf before Obama speech

September 09, 2011

It apparently is never a bad time for hard-core golfers to share their experiences, as Speaker of the House John Boehner demonstrated in this conversation with Vice President Joe Biden that was overheard in the moments preceding President Obama's speech to Congress on Thursday evening:

Here is the transcript:

Boehner: "I played a little golf in August, and I was at Dismal River Golf Club out in Sand Hills, Neb. It's in the middle of nowhere. One of the hardest golf courses you'll ever want to see. Sand Hills and Dismal. Seven birdies, five bogeys, I shoot two under."

Biden: "You're kidding me."

Boehner: "So we have lunch, sitting around for about an hour, and I thought, 'why don't we go play nine more holes?' Six pars, three birdies, and I missed a four-foot, straight-in birdie on the last hole."

Biden: "No."

Boehner: "So the next day I go to Sand Hills, I shoot 86. One day I play great, the next day I play awful. But this was the round of the decade."

Biden: "That's incredible."

Boehner: "I haven't done this in 12 years, I shot 67 one time down..."

-- John Strege