Anyway, for those of you that have been missing Gene Patrick's The Passing Scene comics here on the blog, I’ll close out July with one from July 22, 1967 – about two years into the strip’s run. (Click on it for a larger, readable version.)
I don’t know exactly what golf course the last panel is referring to, but it could be Bob-O-Link Golf Course. The proposed golf course in question (according to a later article in the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram on September 19, 1967) required the rezoning of 175 acres between Riegelsberger and Mills Roads in Avon. That’s the location of Bob-O-Link on today’s State Route 83. It opened sometime around 1968.
I took golf lessons at Bob-O-Link in the 1990s, and for a few years, golf was part of my life. I was not so good at driving distance, but had a knack for pitch shots, thanks to much practicing on the huge grassy area by the old Longfellow school. (I lived on Nebraska Avenue and would walk over there with my pitching wedge and a coffee can of balls.) Apparently a lot of other golfers used that same area for practice, because I always came home with more golf balls than I brought.