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COVID-19 may have dashed their hopes for the French Open, but it has done wonders for Ashleigh Barty’s golf game. Barty isn’t content with just being the queen of the tennis court and ex-cricketer, he’s now officially the Brookwater Golf Club Women’s Champion.
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With a swing that even sparked Tiger Woods, the super talented sportsman took home the trophy with seven and five triumphs in the match play final.
“It’s not a big deal,” said the humble champion with an official AGU handicap of 3.9.
Barty qualified as the seed for the last four legs of the match play with stroke play rounds of 77 and 80 on the par 72 course and also won her semi-finals with five holes.
Men’s club champion Louis Dobbelaar, two-time amateur Queensland champion, has no doubts that Barty could be successful professionally in golf.
“She has all the tools if she wants to pursue him. I’m sure she could if she thinks about it,” Dobbelaar told AAP.
“I’ve seen quite a few golfers from different sports and she’s the one that stands out the most – by far, actually.
“Her shot is really good. Sure, she shoots that from tennis, hand-eye stuff.”
Barty’s most recent success story
Barty’s most recent success story – playing for the Brisbane Heat in the WBBL before returning to tennis in 2016 – comes a week before the 24-year-old defends her Grand Slam crown in Paris.
However, Queenslander opted out of competing at Roland Garros as well as the US Open earlier this month, citing lingering concerns over the coronavirus.
The world number 1 cannot be blamed for remaining inactive during the pandemic. Barty reduced his handicap from 10 to four by playing rounds with two-time male champion Pat Rafter, boyfriend Garry Kissick and no doubt beating countless others.
Kissick is a PGA intern at Brookwater and met Barty when she walked into the pro shop four years ago.
Golf runs in Barty’s blood, and his father Robert once represented Australia as an amateur.
Barty’s form even caught Wood’s attention ahead of last year’s Presidents Cup in Melbourne.
“She has a great swing, are you kidding me?” The 15-time big winner said after seeing Barty put her skills to the test on the banks of the Yarra River by hitting a wedge on a makeshift small green on the water.