Politico says the well-tanned Ohio Rep. John Boehner is a prolific fundraiser and golfer whose political action committee has spent $82,998 on golf outings so far this year.
The story says Boehner is a "pretty good golfer" with a 7.9 handicap.
The USGA records show that Boehner has posted all but one of his scores at his home course. His 20 scores go all the way back to June 2007, with only eight scores for this year.
Maybe he only plays in scrambles when he's away from home, so he can't post his scores, but I don't know any golfers with a single digit handicap who live in two places, travel and play so little, at just one course.
Boehner's handicap may be legitimate, but to me it has the markings of the "reverse sandbagger" who only posts his best scores so he can maintain his self-image as a pretty good golfer.
For you non-golfers, a sandbagger is someone who inflates his scores in order to have a higher handicap that is advantageous in competitions. A reverse sandbagger is more concerned about looking good in the bar, so he's only cheating himself.
Come to think of it, that's not very GOP-like.