Ghostbusters star Bill Murray made the Dunhill Links golf championship an out of this world experience for one four-year-old spook-hunting fan of the smash movie.
Kitted out in full ghostbusting gear, Broughty Ferry youngster Jacob Suttie caught the eye of the Oscar-nominated star as he prepared to tee off at Carnoustie on Saturday morning.
And the 68-year-old comic switched his sights from chasing birdies and eagles to tell the young Dr Peter Venkman – who Murray played in the 1984 hit – to point his proton pack in the direction of slime around the famous Angus course.
Lost in Translation star Murray is a regular at the autumn Courier country event and Jacob’s delighted parents, Darren and Lisa, said the actor’s response to seeing their son in his costume had made his day.
“Jacob is only four but has been a huge Ghostbusters fan since just before Halloween 2017,” said his dad.
“His costume was bought so he could attend a nursery Halloween party as a ghostbuster and he has an original proton pack and ghost meter from the 80s, which were donated by one of our good friends who had them in his loft.”
Mr Suttie added: “I’m a golf fan and was planning on attending the Dunhill Links anyway, and it just so happened that Jacob was watching Ghostbusters on Friday morning when I found the pairings for Carnoustie on Saturday and saw Bill Murray was attending.
“Jacob’s been to Carnoustie for parties and for the Maggie’s penguin hunt, and when I told him that Dr Peter Venkman was playing golf in Carnoustie he was so excited and wanted to go and watch him play.
“We arrived about 10 minutes before Mr Murray was due to tee off and as he was coming off of the practice green, my wife Lisa and I found a nice spot beside the starter’s box which wasn’t over-crowded.
“Mr Murray spotted Jacob in his costume and shouted: “Hey little Venkman, thanks for scanning the area but I think I saw some slime in the clubhouse earlier!”
The Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning star, who starred alongside Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver in the supernatural comedy, then lifted his young spook-chasing sidekick over the barrier to pose for a memorable picture which now sits in pride of place on Jacob’s bedside cabinet.
Fantastic morning @dunhilllinks @carnoustiegolf wee Jacob meeting one of his ghostbusting hero’s who took a few minutes before teeing off to confirm no ghosts were going to found within the clubhouse!
Absolute gent Bill Murray, you’ve made a lil boys day! ????⛳️??♂️ #Carnoustie pic.twitter.com/mPoB4GoxGN
— Darren Suttie (@DarrenSuttie) October 6, 2018
“He gave Jacob a hug and high-five before making his way back to the tee as other people began crowding round,” added Mr Suttie.
“We watched his first couple of holes before nipping into the Carnoustie Golf Hotel to look back at the photographs, with Jacob beaming with pride that he met a real life ghostbuster.
“Mr Murray was an absolute gent with Jacob and we as parents, appreciate the time he took with him.”