https://www.comedy.co.uk/features/comed ... -golf-mad/
The introduction's a bit over the top maybe:
"Frightening"? Maybe it's just my age, but I assumed that's simply what comedians did at the time. I had very little knowledge of anything else previously!Graham McCann wrote:There used to be few things more frightening for television viewers than the sight of a comedian in a Pringle sweater. It meant that he was almost certainly about to talk about golf, tell jokes about golf, take part in a sketch about golf or introduce another Pringle-sweatered great mate who was equally mad about golf.
All spoofed wonderfully by Alan Coren's Golfing for Cats (which didn't mention golf, or cats, anywhere except on the cover and in the introduction).Then came the books: Ronnie Corbett's Armchair Golf; Tarbuck on Golf; Bruce Forsyth's Golf ...Is It Only a Game? and Tim Brooke-Taylor's Golf Bag.