Matt Nicolle: “Light In Weight”, But Definitely NOT A “Lightweight”
Matt Nicolle may only weigh 80 kilos but can hit a golf ball over 400 yards… and the European Tour Long Drive champion is eyeing the Olympics
- 27-year-old Matt Nicolle from Jersey is the European Long Drive golf champion
- He says people are shocked when they see how far he can drive the ball
- Long Drive, styled on Twenty20, would be a good Olympic sport says Nicolle
Matt Nicolle, at just over six foot and weighing around 80 kilos, doesn’t look like a man who could drive a golf ball more than 400 yards on a regular basis.
However the 27-year-old from Jersey is the European Long Drive golf champion – and hopes to be at the forefront of a revolution in the sport.
‘A lot of people are shocked,’ he says. ‘Because of my size they expect me to hit it like anyone else, but when I hit it 400 yards then they are shocked. It’s good fun and a good challenge. I’m always trying to hit the fairways – the misconception about long drive is that you can just hit it anywhere.’
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