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Neil's stunning golf feat

24 September 2013

Assistant manager shows his class on the fairway

switched sporting codes with a bang yesterday by scoring an albatross at the AFC Wimbledon Legends Golf Day.Neil Cox  

at the Addington Golf Club to mark his card with a stunning score of two for the par five (the term albatross is used for a three under par score on a par five hole).thWimbledon’s assistant manager holed out from over 250 yards on the 16

.Dave Bassett and Dave Anderson, Terry Brown and former Dons managers Neal Ardley summed up the achievement after a fantastic event that was attended by Wimbledon players past and present, along with Andrew HardingYour Golf Travel co-founder

“It was absolutely phenomenal and no one I know has ever managed to get an albatross,” said Andrew. “To score a two on a par five is exceptional, but I know that ‘Coxy’ is a brilliant golfer. When I first met Neil he told me that he came through regional qualifying for The Open Championship. Reaching final qualifying for that tournament is a great achievement in itself. A lot of good golfers have never scored a two on a par five and it is something he will never forget. It is pretty good that it happened on the AFC Wimbledon Legends Golf Day.”

Neil Cox, (pictured above by Zoe Linkson), who has won club championships in recent years, plays off a handicap of just one and he struck a level par 73 for 18 holes at the Addington Golf Club yesterday.

.Efan Ekoku and Ben Thatcher all featured in the event, along with former Wimbledon heroes George Francomb and Charlie Strutton, Rhys Weston, Ross WornerCurrent Wimbledon players

- AFC Wimbledon Commercial Director Ivor Heller teamed up with Thatcher, Harding and Nick Addicott to finish third team in the stableford competition (3/4 handicap allowance). Dons Player subscribers can later watch a video feature on the day, which includes Ivor finishing off his round on the 18th, along with interviews with Ben Thatcher and Andrew Harding.

- We will feature more about the AFC Wimbledon Legends Golf Day on the official website tomorrow.


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