I, at least, didn't see this coming. The ANC in South Africa turns 100 this weekend. And to start festivities, the great and the good of the party headed to the golf course. Yes, a couple of men would be chasing a little ball around acres of manicured lawns.
Was there any better way of celebrating a significant milestone in South Africa - and, in fact, the continent? This, afterall, is Africa's oldest liberation party.
It is also the incubator of two Nobel Peace Prize winners. So, a church service perhaps - or what about a mass rally? No, that would all come. Let's settle for an early morning tee-off time at a Bloemfontein club.
The question is whether or not the ruling party's image makers stopped to consider what message this would send - particularly to the many weighed down by the frustration of not finding a job in South Africa.
Interestingly some of my colleagues don't see what the fuss is about. It's a symbol of the aspirational drive of ruling party big-wigs, they say. And to challenge the ANC on it would be 'nit-picking'.
Perhaps they have a point. Or perhaps it's a sign of a party which many say has veered dangerously off course from its days fighting injustice and exclusion.