It must be summer again. Every week, someone has to go hard and post a crazy number you just won't see in winter golf.
Call it the rub of the green, the bounce of the ball, the planets aligning and all that.
Well, this week it was the always wily and definitely cunning Eric Kuhn to grab his five minutes stuck in the headlights.
Kuhn has presented after his round with a score eight shots better than his handicap, recording 44 stableford points. Normally, this is a target that this scribe aspires to in a 4BBB with a good partner, however Kuhn has come out and let the handicapper know he is just not a Sunday skins specialist but the real deal on Saturdays.
Mind you, he did not have it all his own way. Harden's very own Sherlock Holmes in Tom Poole was a mere one shot behind, posting an absolute blinder himself for 43 stableford points - seven shots better than his handicap.
Kuhn took the day's trophy provided by the Harden Country Club, while Poole led off the ball comp with his rip-snorter of a round.
Subsequent balls went to Ashley Hall on 39 points and the grossly and generously handicapped Ron Page has done just enough for a ball on 38 in a countback. Keep scoring like this, boys, and single-figure handicaps await you all.
Harden's hardy hot weather midweekers shot off early on Wednesday and Friday this week.
Stepping up without warning or recent form that normally sees him sneak up from five weeks out, Billy Kildea has claimed the choccies this week. On the formidable 12-hole course layout, which accounts as 24 stableford points for a par round, Kildea went seven shots better for a 31-point round.
He earned himself now a new handicap for 2020 of a mere 14 after he had seven shots deducted.
Coming in second with a score that has won in recent weeks but did not cut the mustard this week, Bob Stevenson shot three better than his handicap for a 27-point round. With midweekers hopefully getting a game in this week, this will see them out for 2019, with play resuming in the first week of January 2020.
Catastrophic conditions look likely on Saturday, with a 45-degree day forecast. This may be too much for scheduling golf under the club's heat policy. An individual stableford is scheduled, but organisers may modify this depending on who turns up, carts etc.
From the Albino clan of the South Coast Tribe, may you and yours receive some love, warmth and good tidings as your best present. Merry Christmas.