Deaf golfer fighting in good spirit for big game

Yoshitoku Iwazaki shoots dynamic tee shot.
(photo: http://www.daily.co.jp/golf/2010/06/19/0003106450.shtml)


"The Elite Cup 2010 Hyogo Prefecture Opening Golf First Top Amateur Preliminary" took place in the Minaki Golf Country in Japan on June 18.

Fifty-nine golfers participated in the 18 hall strokes play. Yoshitoku Iwazaki (27) who played 73 rounds with 1 over and other golfer passed the preliminary in the top. He will enlist in the Golf Game scheduled for August 3-4 with other 16 golfers 9 over.

Yoshitoku, born Deaf, has gripped the ticket to the contest since 2007. In the bad weather that rained hard and drizzle, he said in writing with a smile, "The shot was so-so". He deprived of 327 yards in the seventh par 5, and succeeded in smacking out 2 on, and got the birdie with satisfaction.

He has kept challenging the pro test while working part-time in the driving range. "It is good to play golf in nature. Still, I want to work hard in the game aiming at the best amateur."

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