Resigned to inviting this unwelcome caller inside, the trio sits quietly and uncomfortably as Stan causes one accident after another, igniting a pack of matches, wrecking a window shade, and destroying a Victrola, with Ollie's aid. Their brief domestic bliss shattered, Mrs. Hardy is herself again and angrily throws both boys out of the house. They land on the golf course, where Stan and Ollie are advised they need a foursome in order to play. Luckily they happen to meet a pair of charming young ladies. Before teeing off all decide to enjoy a round of drinks at the soda fountain to get better acquainted. Ollie leaves Stan to pay the 30¢ tab - with 15¢. It's a good trick on someone when Stan settles up by turning over his watch. On the first tee, an impatient troublemaker, Edgar "Slow Burn" Kennedy, tries to play through. Contretemps escalate on the fairway. Edgar's hairpiece falls off, and Stan hastily helps him replace it - with a well-cut same-sized divot. Then Edgar faces a bad lie at a water hazard. Although no one asked him, Stan reads Edgar the regulation: he must play the ball exactly where it lies. Edgar whacks at it - causing a muddy divot to splatter across a young lady's rear end. Then another splashes across her face. She takes offense, grabs a handful of mud, and responds in kind. More turf is tossed in retaliation. Soon everyone including a giant is flinging mud at one another. Social chaos ensues. Golf is forgotten in a battle royal until a dozen duffers are soaked in soaring, oozing, brown muck and mire!
-- by Richard W. Bann --