Clean-up ensures successful Classic

CONCENTRATION: Damien Boylan of Brisbane lines up his shot at the 12th hole during the XXXX Woodburn-Evans Head Men’s Classic while, right, Craig McMahon of Ballina plays an approach shot.
CONCENTRATION: Damien Boylan of Brisbane lines up his shot at the 12th hole during the XXXX Woodburn-Evans Head Men’s Classic while, right, Craig McMahon of Ballina plays an approach shot. DOUG EATON

DELIGHTED Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club officials are celebrating after seeing their hard work pay off in style.

About 70 players from across the Far North Coast attended the inaugural XXXX Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club Men's Classic.

Ballina's Robert Carson was the gross winner, firing 70 to claim the title ahead of runner-up Brok Spencer.

Club secretary Carrol Youngberry said the tournament only took place after a huge clean-up operation by members after the recent violent storm left the course badly damaged.

"To get the players out there was wonderful," she said.

"I think everyone who came enjoyed the tournament."

About $6500 worth of prizes was up for grabs at the tournament.

Brisbane's Damian Ford took the A grade net title ahead of promising Lismore player Lachlan Gibson.

Home player Peter O'Connor took the B grade gross title ahead of Elwyn Mackney.

Other Woodburn-Evans Head players to do well included Russell Eather (B grade net winner), Bill Kinnane (C grade gross winner), Tom Martin (C grade net winner) and Daniel Cotes, who took the D grade net title.

Coraki Golf Club representative Troy Robson took out the gross title in D grade.

Members spent long hours preparing the course after the storm uprooted more than 200 trees and left a trail of debris.

"The weather made us determined to put on a good show," she said.

"The build-up could have gone smoother without the storm, but everything went well.

"Hopefully we can go on to bigger and better things next year."



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