Winner has one of those days...

Evans Head’s Robert Baildon wallops his opening tee shot during the latest competition at Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club.
Evans Head’s Robert Baildon wallops his opening tee shot during the latest competition at Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club. Stuart Turner

"THE best round I have ever played".

That was delighted Don Cox's verdict after seeing off more than 140 players to take the top spot at this year's Corn on the Cob Day at Coraki Golf Club.

Some excellent play in the sizzling conditions saw Cox capture the title with a superb three-under-par 69.

The winner, who took up golf seriously about 17 years ago and now plays off seven, said everything had gone smoothly for him at Friday's event.

"It was just one of those days," he said. "The drives went down the middle, the irons went on the greens and the putts went in.

"That was the best round I have ever played."

Cox is former member of the Kardina St club, but now plays out of the Lismore Workers Golf Club.

He has played the tournament, which attracted entrants from across northern New South Wales, on a handful of occasions before but had never won it previously.

"I think it helped that I know a bit about the course," he said.

"I played cricket and tennis when I was younger, but I had to give them up when my body started falling apart. That's why I took up golf.

"I think my body is falling apart for the golf now, to be honest.

"It's very satisfying to win a tournament like this."

Other top performers on the day included Rodney Davidson (best gross), A grade net winner Doug Gordon, and Senise Coster, who was the women's overall net top dog.

Meanwhile, Kel Walker took the overall title during the latest competition at Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club.

The home player took B grade and the day's main prize at the 18-hole stroke event with a score of 67 net.

Billy Kinnane finished on the same score to take A grade, but was second to Walker via the countback.

Will Sneesby (69 net) took C grade, with Nancy Webb capturing the women's crown with the same score.

A total of 85 players braved the baking conditions to play the event.

LEFT: Goonellabah’s Peter Fay gets out of trouble at the 18th hole during the latest competition at Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club.
LEFT: Goonellabah’s Peter Fay gets out of trouble at the 18th hole during the latest competition at Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club.

 

Home player Col Peake hammers his tee-off shot on the first hole at Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club.
Home player Col Peake hammers his tee-off shot on the first hole at Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club.
BELOW: In she drops at the first for Ballina’s John Copeland during the action at Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club.
BELOW: In she drops at the first for Ballina’s John Copeland during the action at Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club.
Evans Head’s Ron Palmer keeps an eye on this chip to the 18th hole.
Evans Head’s Ron Palmer keeps an eye on this chip to the 18th hole.


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