With Fox on the Fairway, Ken Ludwig (author of Lend Me a Tenor) is paying tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, taking audiences on an hilarious romp about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with…. golf.
Henry Bingham, president of the Quail Valley Country Club, is in a desperate situation. In the midst of preparations for the Annual Inter-Club Golf Tournament, he discovers that his opponent and arch-enemy, ‘Dickie’ Bell, has managed to lure his best player away to play for his own, opposing, side. This will most certainly result in Henry losing the huge bet he has foolishly wagered if he cannot find an adequate replacement immediately. Luckily he discovers that his newly hired hand Justin, who is in love with Louise, the waitress at the club house, is a surprisingly talented golfer. Justin does not disappoint in the tournament and has a huge lead. But when, close to the end, he learns that Louise has lost the engagement ring he gave her, he starts to unravel and hilarious mayhem ensues.