Back in the Swing of Things

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

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.

In this Sunday page from 2002, Hi and Thirsty are back on the course at the start of a new season. Unfortunately there is nothing funny about a scratch golfer, so the two are doomed to futility. We hope our readers, who play the game, can identify with Thirsty’s frustrations.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, May 5, 2002. Hi and Lois Sunday page, May 5, 2002.

Both Mort Walker and Dik Browne were longtime members of the Silvermine Golf Club, which straddles the border between Norwalk and Wilton, Connecticut. As a tribute to his Dad, Chance Browne put the name of the club on the front of the golf cart in the first panel. Local scenes are often featured in Hi and Lois, as we have documented in previous posts.

Next weekend is Mother’s Day, so stay tooned.

– Brian Walker