Ralph needs to bone up on becoming a good golfer to impress his boss. This episode is punctuated by a hilarious impromptu golfing lesson in the Kramden apartment, including the classic moment when Norton “addresses the ball.”
NOTE: “Addressing the ball” is the term used for placing the club behind the ball in preparation for striking it, in particular with the ball on a tee prior to the first stroke of any hole.
In 1996, TV Guide included this episode as part of its ‘100 Most Memorable Moments in TV History’, ranking it #56.
Original Air Date: October 15, 1955
Jackie Gleason … Ralph Kramden
Art Carney … Ed Norton
Audrey Meadows … Alice Kramden
Joyce Randolph … Trixie Norton
I cleaned up the audio quite a bit, removing background white noise, and improved the video so that the characters “pop” out of the picture now, and do not fade into the background, as is often a problem with film which was stored on old magnetic media before the technology was advanced to digitize them.