When Mason Hanson had his best day ever at the McCloud Golf Course June 9, it was also the best day anybody has ever had there.

Hanson had four birdies and two eagles during one six-hole stretch on the way to setting a new course record of 61 on the par 72 McCloud course.

He bettered his own previous best score on the course by 4 strokes and broke a course record that had stood for 25 years.

“Been trying to do that since I was 17,” said Hanson.

The previous 18-hole record at McCloud was 63, shot in 1986 by former professional golfer Rod Curl.

“Spectacular” was one of the words used by McCloud Golf shop manager Craig Julin to describe Hanson’s round.

Julin said Hanson was playing in “the regular Thursday afternoon crew of good players” that included board of directors president Bill Michelon, Hobie Bailey, Robert Hubbard, and Jack Pryde.

After playing the first five holes one under par, Julin said Hanson went 11 under for the next 10 holes before finishing the round with par, bogey, par. He shot 32 on the front nine and 29 on the back.

Starting on the 10th hole, Hansen went birdie, birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie, eagle. “That’s 8 under par for six holes,” Julin said. “That’s pretty amazing.”

On the par 5 12th hole, Julin said Hanson’s 220 yard second shot hit the pin and almost went in for a double eagle. Then he chipped in for eagle on No. 15 from 20 feet off the green.

McCloud Golf Course is a nine hole layout that has different tee areas for the front and back nines.

“Records are made to be broken,” said Hanson.