Danny even tries to win the favor of Judge Elihu Smails, who is both the arrogant co-founder and director of the caddy scholarship program. All the while we see that Carl Spackler is mentally unstable and works in the form of a gardener. He lives in the maintenance building, but is sent by his Scottish supervisor to hunt down a gopher responsible for damaging the track. Later we meet Al Czervik. He is boisterous with a lot of energy and starts to visit the club. He even manages to distract Smails as he leaves, causing his shot to go bad.
Smails becomes so frustrated that he loses his bet and throws his putter, injuring an elderly woman. Danny takes the blame to win Smails’ favor. Thus, Smails encourages him to apply for a scholarship. The annual Fourth of July banquet arrives at the Bushwood, and Danny and his girlfriend Maggie work as wait staff. Meanwhile, Al still owns Smails, but Danny has his eyes on Smails’ promiscuous niece named Lacey Underall.