Thanks to reader Brian for Brian Ferguson's story on former Open Champion Paul Lawrie jokingly texting the greenkeeper at his home course about poor conditions, only to have it turn into a scandal that has led to his removal from the club.
A club source said: "Apparently, it all started off as a bit of a joke, a bit of friendly banter.
"Paul has known Kenny for years but had not been in touch with him for a while. So when the greenkeeper got a text from him saying the greens were in a bit of a state, he was not a happy man.
"He sent an irate text straight back, saying he did not think much of Paul's golfing abilities.
"Then the club owners got involved and wrote to Paul to say he was no longer welcome to play on the course. Everyone at the club is still in shock.
"Hopefully, Paul will be man enough to apologise and the matter will soon be resolved."