Legend has it that in his old work days as sergeant in the police force, there were two ways that things could go, the "Graetz way" or the highway.
Well things certainly went the "Graetz way" at Murray Bridge Golf Club on the weekend when KG monstered his way to victory in the Langsford Platerboard Co Stroke competition with a dominant score of nett 65.
Prone to getting trapped in a bunker or losing his patience somewhere along the way, stroke rounds are not usually KG's strength but this time was different and trouble was nowhere to be seen as he carved up the back nine to roar home to victory.
Giving brief thought to calling in an Armaguard van at days end to get him and his winnings home safely Graetz retreated to the sanctity of several bottles of red wine to celebrate his day out.
Jared Thoman continued his great form with "A" grade success as he beat his 2 handicap by a shot to score a nett 67 and leaving runner up Mario Grande and his nett 68 in his wake.
Tyre king, Michael Vella was extra chirpy after landing the money in his regular foursome and his 66 was plenty good enough to also win the "B" grade over Club Vice President Mike Perrey who played solidly for a 68.
Perrey would have been happy just to have been out there playing after recently narrowly escaping back to SA from Victoria's sudden pandemic lockdown when over there holidaying.
Former high class local football umpire "Aussie Bob" McCormick easily led the way in "C" grade after KG Graetz was elevated to days winner.
A nett 68 was all that was needed having a three shot buffer over last weeks star and winner Smiley Trinder who backed it up with another good round to be just off the pace with a 71.
President Bolton led up the ball winners with a handy nett 69 after being well ahead of the game early on the back nine before wilting a shade.
Fiery Freddy Carter had a nett 70 while "The Chainsaw" Paul McCulloch, larger than life himself, Graham Edwards "go to Graham Edwards", Paul Harding, Lawerance Crack, Corey Dahlitz and Kayne Rigby scored nett 71's.
The Fabulous One Phil O'Malley snuck in with a nett 72 with his great back nine leading the Pro comp most of the day until party pooper KG Graetz gave him the old heave ho late in the day to snaffle it with a great nett 30 back nine.
Visiting golfer Nick King, a West Lakes GC member, had the audacity to play in the first group of the day and, as a 23 handicapper, plonk a shot right next to the pin on the 11th to snare the Yabby for the day.
John Barwick, usually a mid week golfer, was going steady until he struck trouble on the 8th green having seven putts before picking up and moving on.
Well, the pin was in a tricky spot apparently and coupled with a healthy dose of frustration seven putts was the result. Onto a long weekend and a Stableford comp this Saturday.