A Golfing Legend

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 30, 1965.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 30, 1965.

Mort Walker and Dik Browne started playing golf together regularly in the mid-1960s. The Sunday page above was obviously based on personal experience.

Dik’s definition of golf was, “An obscene act indulged in by consenting adults.”

Dik Browne self-caricature.

His exploits on the golf course were legendary. Entire golf tournament dinners have been taken up with Dik Browne stories. Here is one of the classics.
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Back in the Swing of Things

It is a beautiful spring weekend here in New England and golfers are hitting the links again. The start of the season is a time for optimism. It might take a few rounds to get back into form. Will bad habits return? Will swing adjustments made at the driving range lead to better scores? The only way to find out is to play.
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“A Good Walk Spoiled”

This quote, describing the game of golf, is often attributed to Mark Twain, but he was probably not the first one to say it.  One of the earliest known usages of the phrase is from  a 1903 book about lawn tennis, in which a writer remarked about two fellow players: “one of the best of their many excellent dicta is that ‘to play golf is to spoil an otherwise enjoyable walk.’”
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