Time to meet the Bo­gey Man

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) CLASSIES -

Holes-in-one and cham­pi­onship win­ners were es­sen­tial ma­te­rial. All golf­ing achieve­ments re­ceived his full at­ten­tion. Se­lec­tion in pen­nant, dis­trict or State teams had The Bo­gey Man’s pen work­ing fu­ri­ously. Ju­nior golfers were al­ways high­lighted, re­ceiv­ing plenty of praise and en­cour­age­ment. See­ing their names in print was an added bonus.

As with the wider com­mu­nity, the ‘dig­i­tal age’ caught up with The Bo­gey Man. All golf re­sults are now elec­tron­i­cally sent to the news desk fol­low­ing the close of play. The Bo­gey Man has ‘signed off’. It’s time to meet the man be­hind the by-line. Barry Wheat­ley was The Bo­gey Man. Your se­cret is out now!

Thank you, Barry. Golfers and Free Press

read­ers ap­pre­ci­ate the many years of un­tir­ing ef­fort you vol­un­tar­ily put in to pro­mote and praise the achieve­ments of Corowa golfers.

Mem­bers and guests were al­ways greeted with his happy smile and gen­uine query, ‘how was your golf to­day?’ Replies, whether a brief or lengthy de­scrip­tion, were lis­tened to and re­mem­bered - filed away in his mem­ory bank for the next golf re­port!

How­ever, all golfers re­ceived his trade mark re­sponse, “that’s b . . . mar­vel­lous!”

The Bo­gey Man col­lated Corowa golf re­sults for many years. Lo­cal golfers were al­ways keen to get their early morn­ing edi­tion of the Free Press to read The Bo­gey Man’s weekly golf re­port. Sure enough there, in print, would be their amaz­ing golf­ing feats on the fair­ways earn­ing them brag­ging rights for the re­main­der of the week.

Barry Wheat­ley

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