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Florkowski gets fourth straight win at North American finals

By Sean Rooney on July 29, 2017.

Medicine Hat News

Jesse Florkowski remains the undisputed king of one-handed golf.

The Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club assistant pro won his fourth straight title Thursday at the North American One Armed Golf Association’s championships in Michigan, besting Florida’s Vince Biser 3-and-2 in the unassisted match play final.

Biser, who’s two years older than 27-year-old Florkowski, had won five straight NAOGA titles before the Hat phenom burst onto the scene in 2014. Florkowski played at Canadian college nationals twice with his hometown Rattlers against two-handed players, more than holding his own.

At the 7,028-yard Masterpiece course — one of five courses at the Treetops resort — Florkowski set the tone with an opening-round 69 earlier in the week. The long-hitting lefty never trailed in the final round, shaking hands after the 16th hole.

Unlike Florkowski, who was born with one arm, Biser has two arms but swings one-handed due to cerebral palsy which severely affects his right side.

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