"The Golf Champion" was recorded June 29, 1960, and originally aired Dec. 9, 1960.
These are my comments and questions about the episode:
1. The 1960 theme and opening credits are played.
2. Some time between the episode "No Help Wanted" (which aired Oct. 21, 1960) and this episode, Barney learned to play golf.
3. Fred and Barney aren't yet in the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes. They are still in the Loyal Order of Dinosaurs. Barney is currently president. Fred has been president three times.
4. Barney gets a dog named Buzzsaw. Buzzsaw has the same laugh as Mutley.
5. The episode mentions New Year's Eve and Mardi Gras.