Of it's all-too-brief run, "Fairway, My Lovely" is the best episode of Andy Barker, PI. All of the various parts of the show (home life, Andy and his sidekicks, the storyline) fire on all cylinders and the result is a very entertaining 30 minutes. How can you help but laugh when a dejected Andy says, "Well, I accused some people of murder today and it didn't go well" when his wife asks him about his day.
This show was funny, but inconsistent, and I don't know long it could have lasted, but if it had hit the heights of this episode, it deserved a longer run.
The ending even felt like a take-off on an old Rockford episode...confronting the killer in a chase on a golf course? Sounds like something a 70s TV PI would try!