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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 134
FP ADVERT TIGER’S BALLSY ADVANTAGE? THE normally reserved Frank Nobilo made a somewhat startling – yet intelligent – comment as to why Tiger Woods proved so dominant during his all-conquering 2000 season. The Kiwi touring pro-turned commentator told Australian golf writer Andrew Both that Woods’ early adoption of a solid-core golf ball gave him an advantage over those players still playing a wound ball. Players gradually gravitated to the solid balls but Woods was an early adopter. “A lot of people look at 2000 as Tiger at his best but it was probably the first and only time in Tiger’s career that you could argue that maybe he had better equipment than the rest,” Nobilo said. “Only a handful of guys had gone to the solid ball. The rest of us all thought a wound ball was better. “Everybody caught up about a year or two later [with ball technology] and Tiger was still better, but not by quite as much. Everybody now is using the same type of equipment so it’s hard for any one player to get that technological jump ahead that I believe Tiger had in 2000. He obviously had skills too but that’s why it wasn’t a fair fight.” MORE> _______________________________ ACE BOOKS QUEENSLAND PGA START IT’S definitely one effective way of rocketing up the leaderboard in pre-qualifying. Gold Coast-based professional Kota Kagasaki qualified for the Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship by recording a hole-in-one late in his pre-qualifying round. The 19-year-old entered pre-qualifying at Toowoomba’s Middle Ridge Golf Club last Monday to attempt to secure one of 13 positions available into the field proper at City Golf Club. Kagasaki stood even-par after 15 holes and was seeking birdies in his final three holes to get in. With a 9-iron at the 134-metre 7th, Kagasaki struck the perfect shot and saw his ball disappear into the hole for an ace, his two-under round ultimately earning him place in the Queensland PGA field. “It was good; it’s the first one in nine years, so it was pretty surprising,” said Kagasaki, who turned professional in 2013. “I was square with three holes to go. I knew I had to make a few birdies; it just came out of nowhere.” MORE> AROUND TRAPS the LEARN MORE HERE Sports scientists reveal "new" swing mechanics that enable any golfer to swing with more power while reducing the amount of stress and strain on the body. Watch the video below for more. ? Future Is This The Golf Swing of the
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