When Sting was still a Policeman, he famously penned the lyrics "When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around."
Admittedly, it was 1980 and global pandemics hadn't been reinvented yet, but I am now certain he was singing about golf. On Sundays.
By mid-July, the majority of our seasoned veterans have hitched their wagons to the family truckster and have journeyed north to hunt the sun.
Like ducks migrating to Moscow, they leave our golf course a shadow of its former self and in need of brave and wind-swept travellers to make up the numbers in the field.
But this year, it's different.
There is no going north and no crossing borders.
So, as the lyrics go what do you do when it's running down?
Play golf of course.
Competition fields throughout the weekdays have been strong and Saturdays in winter have never been better.
But it is Sunday that has won the hearts and minds of so many of our newer members as well as plenty of aforementioned Port Fairy mainstays who are busy enjoying one of the few things that keeps you active and social- responsibly of course - on the seventh day.
Competition golf on a Sunday is fun, well-attended and has a different more relaxed feel compared to so many of the other comp days throughout the week.
Sunday has become the new black.
Last weekend we had over 60 competitors in the Sunday Stableford and many more social golfers out enjoying the unseasonably good conditions.
It was a day for scoring, with Peter Chamberlain shooting 3 over the card for a whopping 42 points.
To add the icing to the weekend cake, Crowbar Keane had his first ace on the 15th hole.
Not only the most difficult par 3 on the course, but also the very site where his father Peter has had two holes in one himself.
So, with the winter weather we have experienced and the limited activities we can indulge ourselves in, perhaps the proof is in the pudding.
You don't need to go north to enjoy yourself when you can play golf here. On a Sunday.
And as I tie a bow around my theory, I asked Anthony why he would perceive our members to be so happy on this final day of the week?
Invigorated and ready to tee off he replied: "That's because they haven't played golf yet."
Come and join us for some great fun on The Links at port Fairy!