Keen Warwick golfer hits the perfect shot on 5th
GOLF: Anna Cox has hit her first hole-in-one in a 14-year career.
A past Warwick Golf Club A-grade ladies champion, Cox hit her hole-in-one on the 5th on Saturday.
She used a three wood on the 170m par three.
Cox said her closest to a hole-in-one down the years had been 30cm away.
She was playing in a group with Liz Cockram, Jill Barnes and Trish Bell.
"Liz thought the tee shot had gone in the hole, I lost sight of the ball in the air," Cox said.
"Trish was first to the green and found it in the hole."
Cox doesn't have a set group to play with but is often in the same group as Melanie McLennan and Di Evans, who were both away on Saturday.
"We change our groups around a bit," she said.
"I have played with a couple of ladies who have hit a hole-in-one.
"It is always exciting when someone from your group hits the perfect shot,'' Cox said.
"I finished runner-up on the day with about an 80 off the stick.
"The three wood has not been my favourite club and still isn't but I like it a lot better after Saturday."
She said the past two years had not been the best of her career.
"I have had regular lessons with our new pro Sam Eaves and he has really helped me and been very patient," Cox said.
"Sam was very happy for me when he heard about my shot.
"I am grateful for all the messages of congratulations."
In her 14 years in the sport, Cox has won numerous events at the Warwick Golf Club, including one A-grade championship victory.
"A few of my friends were playing so I went to the club and had a hit and loved it," she said of her introduction to the game.
Cox has a best score of 74 off the stick at the Warwick Golf Club.
She plays each Wednesday and Saturday in between running her women's fashion store, A.O.K Clothing, in the CBD.
"Golf is a good break from business," she said.