There was nothing anyone could do in Saturday’s golfing world other than sit back and watch while Fearless Freddy Carter carve up the Murray Bridge par competition with a massive score of 8-up.
Rumour has it he could do no wrong as he carved his way through the field of 88 players and 88,000 pesky mosquitoes.
Even fellow rival Mike Perrey was gobsmacked to hear his pithy 6-up was no contest for the Murray Machining & Sheds Trophy of the Day.
Just when past performances indicated Mike was due for a blinder too.
Bad management Mike, you peaked the wrong week and will just have to settle for winner of the B grade.
The A ghrade winner was the ever consistent Left-handed Luke Williams with a score of 3-up ahead of Steve France and Craig Hogben both on 2-up.
B grade runner-up to Mike Perrey was Rob Muster with another high score of 5-up.
He came within a bee’s knee-cap of holing out on the fourth par-three hole.
Others to do well in B grade were Ray Golly, Ubby TeAho and Leon Gutschke on 3-up with Mal Blight and Nick Rykers on 2-up.
The C grade winner was a neighbour from Echunga in Brock Montgomery with 3-up, on count-back from 81-year-old veteran “Cat” Behlau, also 3-up.
Two others players not seen too often were Peter Jones and ‘Smilie” Trinder both on 2-up.
Guess you have to feel sorry for some of our older brigade in Noel Hutchens, Stan Hill, Ken Stanford and Ken Parbs, who probably won’t rate a mention with their 1-up.
Well done lads just for being out there.
Nearest the pin winners were, George Langsford, second; Rob Muster, fourth; Shaun McGlashan, sixth; Fred Carter, 11th; Sid Robbins, 14th, and Lloyd Jackson on the 17th.
The Pro competition was won by Freddy Carter with 4-up on the back nine.
Of further interestl was the sight of brothers, Stephen and Randall Cocks, both attempting to play out of the 18th bunker at the same time.
One wonders how many years it has been since they both played lovingly in a sand pit together?
This Saturday will be the Christmas stableford, and with weather predictions of around 43 degrees the early morning heat policy will apply.
We wish all golfers and their families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.