This Week in Milford

August 9, 2018

You Better Work!

Filed under: Gil Thorp, golf, Milford Weirdos — teenchy @ 7:25 am


Goofus brings his cell phone on the course in violation of club policy.  Gallant heads to the practice bunker to improve his game.

Goofus cuts over to 17 to get off the course early.  Gallant calls penalties on himself for double hits he may be imagining.

Goofus namechecks a comic strip that’s even less relevant to today’s readers than the one he’s in.  Gallant works on his form by trying an awkward ballet position. (I’ll leave it to our experts to tell us which one.)

The Protagonists of August will keep working, ’cause Gil sure as hell won’t.

Musical inspiration for today’s post title:



  1. We’ve had worse golf plots than what appears to be shaping up to be a story about the all-around good guys vs. the cheaters in the Valley Juniors tournament.

    Still, this plot could use Marty DeJong’s chain-smoking dad and a lot more Mimi, who played golf in college and never seems to be a part of these stories.

    Comment by billytheskink — August 9, 2018 @ 7:39 am

  2. “Strict rules of golf, Goldfinger.”

    Comment by nedryerson — August 9, 2018 @ 7:57 am

  3. The big competition is between 2 guys bored with golf and a 2 dweebs who aren’t even good enough to qualify.
    Are all the serious golfers going to be run over by drunks & pickups, or poisoned by wrestling mats?

    Comment by Downpuppy, Lord of the Files (@Downpuppy) — August 9, 2018 @ 8:02 am

  4. Just keep working. Stellar advice from a turd who just keeps collecting a paycheck.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 9, 2018 @ 9:25 am

  5. If the ballet position in question is Tony in p 2 of today’s strip, that’s a sloppy third. There used to be seven, but Louis XIV didn’t like seventh and it got dropped. Sixth is now usually referred to as “parallel,” and third is used so little that I haven’t struck it in ten years or more. That leaves us with first, second, fourth, and fifth, with fifth used so much that recordings made for use in class often have titles such as “Fifth to Fifth.” Unfortunately you need more turnout (the ability to rotate the leg outward at the hip) than most people have to do an ideal fifth.

    Comment by vaganova — August 9, 2018 @ 12:05 pm

  6. “Just keep working”. Does anyone have a good story about a high school coach who told a kid “You may as well quit now”?

    Comment by Philip — August 9, 2018 @ 12:08 pm

  7. teenchy, I had forgotten all about Goofus and Gallant and your take was just absolutely HILARIOUS. You are simply bringing a bad plot to its knees. BRAVO!!!!!!!

    ned,I had also forgotten about that scene you mentioned. What a perfect place to bring it up.

    Jive Turkey, I loved your take too and WHAT’S SAD, hating to break it to Gil but our high school(something in the water, has to be) does very well in golf having won several State Championships and we do it with scores in the low ’70’s. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of schools succeed with higher scores but Gil, not only a fifth wheel out on the golf course, really doesn’t know what he’s talking about. 80’s scores, while respectable, really don’t cut it at State in ANY State. Try again, Gil.
    “Well, Wilson and Tony, just work on your drives. They’ll clear the trees. Gotta cut out. Happy Hour starts over at Milford Lounge in 15 minutes.”

    Great comments from everybody overall as Gil is being hung out to dry.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — August 9, 2018 @ 12:16 pm

  8. Philip @6: I think Lady Mudlarks soccer Coach Dawes told Heather Burns as much a couple of years ago.

    Comment by teenchy — August 9, 2018 @ 12:55 pm

  9. P3: what Gil is really saying is “hey kid….I wasn’t really listening to you and couldn’t give a fuck less about what you are talking about”

    Comment by franku2016 — August 9, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

  10. Hey guys – I cant write a blog post until the site allows me to – I’m not getting the correct info on top for some reason.

    Comment by robmize2013 — August 10, 2018 @ 5:26 pm

  11. […] right way” and we will all learn a lesson. Soon, hopefully. So it is just a prolonged Goofus and Gallant situation and WE GET IT ALREADY! I’m having flashbacks of reading Highlights in a […]

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  12. […] on the links, must scramble for the Juniors, Who must keep on working, practice in the rain? And who just plays golf, no soccer anymore, To shave their final score a […]

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