House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), second from left, smokes Wednesday as he prepares to play golf at the Inverness Club in Toledo as part of a fund-raiser for U.S. Rep Bob Latta (R., Ohio), left.
U.S. House Speaker Boehner (R., Ohio) teed off Wednesday morning at the famed Inverness Club in Toledo as part of a fund-raiser for U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green).
Mr. Boehner started play on the first hole about 9:45 a.m. and appeared to be traveling in a golf cart with Mr. Latta.
Security was tight earlier Wednesday morning as the speaker arrived on a bus with other players. Toledo police escorted a Blade photographer and reporter off of the premises.
Players — who paid between $1,000 to $10,000 to be part of the day — were greeted by a line of 19 golf carts. After warm up time on the driving range, play started.
The Inverness Club recently hosted the U.S. Senior Open and has held several prestigious tournaments through the years.
After the outing, there will be a reception at 1:30 p.m. in the clubhouse. Some people were able to pay $150 a ticket to be part of that event.
The event was billed by Mr. Latta as the 2nd Annual Inverness Golf Outing, and raises money for his re-election campaign.
Mr. Boehner’s district includes parts of Dayton and borders Mr. Latta’s district in Mercer County.