IT?S A BARBY WHIRL
JASON BARBY may have won the Brown and Hurley Coffs Harbour Golf Club mens championship for the third time but he sees the victory as "nothing special."
"My game was pretty steady and I played some boring golf," he said, somewhat surprisingly.
"I wasn't playing well and it became a case of keeping the rounds going."
Despite Barby's reluctance to sing his own praises, something must have clicked on the greens.
The 2003 and 2005 tournament winner finished a gross six strokes ahead of runner-up David Newick and nine strokes in advance of third placegetter, Dylan Stollery.
"I managed to have a look at the first few holes played by those I thought would be hardest to beat," he said.
"The idea was to see how they were hitting the ball and take them on with match play."
With Barby leading, the chasers managed to narrow the gap to four strokes, then two strokes by the half way mark.
"When we got to the pressure holes around the twelth and thirteenth they started making mistakes," Barby revealed.
"That was when I picked up and kicked away again."
Barby has blocked out his diary from April 10 for the Northern Colts and Juniors tournament in Murwillumbah.
"There aren't many four round tournaments available for the Colts and I'd like to attack that event next," he said.