The Washington Times - May 27, 2011, 03:51PM

Would a round of golf between President Obama and GOP House Speaker John A. Boehner lead to bipartisan harmony?

It’s as unlikely as the high-handicap president sinking a 60-foot putt, but the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress wants to try. The group has invited Mr. Boehner and Mr. Obama, both confirmed golf addicts, to take part in its annual charity golf outing at the Army-Navy Country Club in Arlington on June 13.


The event raises money for the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project, which provides year-round sports programs for men and women in the military who were severely wounded in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

FMC President Dennis Hertel noted that Mr. Boehner, long considered one of the best golfers in Congress, has supported the event for years.

“In the spirit of bipartisanship, friendly competition and our responsibility to serve those who have sacrificed so much to serve us, I hope Speaker Boehner and President Obama will join us for a day on the green,” Mr. Hertel said.

Mr. Boehner said in January he’d be willing to golf with the president, and the White House sounded agreeable. But so far there’s no word from either side on the FMC’s invitation.