Hi.Sachs lifted the receiver. Eventually she tracked down the defense lawyer,
got his answering service and left a message. Rhyme wondered which hole of which golf course he was on at that moment.
This is The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver. Is the underlined sentence used metaphorically? If so, what does it suggest to mean?
Context: Judy, the wife of Rhyme's cousin, had just left after asking Rhyme and Sachs, Rhyme's partner and lover, to find anything they could
to exonerate his cousin who had been convicted for murder.
Thanks in advance.