Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mutt and Jeff and Golf Course Architecture

In this comic strip, from 1927 and comic book from 1947, cartoonist Bud Fisher has Mutt and Jeff taking on the world of golf course architecture. While I could find no information on whether Fisher was a golfer, it is apparent that he was well aware of the attitude towards golf course design from the average amateur player.

Fisher was an owner of thoroughbred race horses, according to Wikipedia. "In 1924, his horse Nellie Morse became the fourth filly (out of only five total as of 2009) to win the Preakness Stakes. That same year, his colt Mr. Mutt finished second in the Belmont Stakes.

Muff and Jeff, created by Fisher in 1907, is considered the first succesful daily comic strip. It remained in syndication until 1982, 28 years after Fisher died.

1 comment:

  1. The more things change, the more they stay the same!