CONDONG Bowling Club's green miraculously escaped damage from the hordes of journalists trailing Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on his flying visit to the region this week.
The 40-strong media pack covering the federal election campaign were warned not to wear high-heels to the club on Monday afternoon.
But only a couple took the PM's lead in removing their shoes before trampling the green, much to club treasurer Ross McAlister's distress.
Even Mr McAlister waving a sign warning that only appropriate shoes were allowed on the hallowed green failed to make an impact on the press pack that were hungry for a prize picture opportunity of the PM bowling.
But greenkeeper Gary Martain inspected the green this morning and said there was no long-term damage done.
"Not a problem," was his verdict.