HORSHAM golfer Matt Martin is philosophical about the loss of his car, burnt in the fast-burning fire that swept around three sides of the city on Saturday.
While the loss of his uninsured EB Falcon will be an inconvenience, he said the rest of the state was hurting far more.
“It’s been pretty devastating, and I count myself pretty lucky that I wasn’t out here at the time.”
Mr Martin, pictured with daughter Chloe, said his car was destroyed on Saturday afternoon, after he had left the vehicle there on Friday night.
The extreme heat has gutted the vehicle, melting the wheel rims and incinerated the interior beyond belief.
All that is left of his and his mother’s sets of golf clubs are some charred shafts and heads.
But Mr Martin said he had to keep it in perspective, compared to the carnage that took place through the Horsham South, Haven and Burnt Creek districts to the south of Horsham, where 10 houses and countless sheds have been razed to the ground.
The Horsham Golf Club – a venue for much more than golf – said it had been overwhelmed with offers of help from club members and the public including equipment, machinery and expert technical support and would value as much voluntary labour as possible.
It hoped to make the course available for golf in the next fortnight.
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