Chick Farley is the pro at the local Pine Hills golf club. A onetime touring pro, Farley has made a lot of enemies. He's a boozer and a carouser, much to his wife Alma's regret, and he owes money to several members. He has his current job based on the reputation of Alma, who was an aspiring golfer herself but now drinks heavily. He wins the club's Invitation Tournament on a technical rule violation by Jim Harrell. The more junior pro at the club, Jim Harrell finds that $3000 worth of equipment is missing from the pro shop and he's sure it's a case of Farley pocketing the proceeds. However, he made the mistake of waiting two weeks to report the loss which makes Jim look guilt according to Chick. The club chairman would like nothing better than to see him fired and club member Irwin Brandt is tired of the constant passes he makes at his beautiful wife, Dina Brandt. It's no surprise when Farley is found dead but when the police arrest Jim Harrell, Perry gets an anonymous envelope with ...
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After 8½ seasons of Perry Mason's wavy-haired pompadour hair style, this is the first of the series' remaining thirteen shows in which Mason's hair is noticeably straighter, shorter and parted on the left, and combed straight to the side. Perhaps this was to make Raymond Burr appear slimmer, as his chronic battle with his weight was slowly being lost. See more
The drama is reaching its climax, ladies and gentleman. It's the championship playoff round and only one stroke separates these two fine pros, Chick Farley and Jimmy Harrell. But there's more to the drama than that. It's the classic situation, youth versus age, teacher versus pupil, for with that 20-foot birdie putt, young Jimmy Harrell comes to the 17th tee holding a one-stroke margin over his boss, Chick Farley.