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phedrick

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About phedrick

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  • Birthday 04/28/1956

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    Staunton, Virginia.

Your Golf Game

  • Handicap Index
    14.9
  • Handedness
    Righty

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  1. For the first time EVER, I broke 80! So stoked.
  2. Why do you golf? What is it about golf that keeps you coming back? One of my regular golf partners is a psychiatrist. After a really bad shot off the tee I made, I said I need to make an appointment with you to find out why I seem to like torturing myself... After his less than stellar shot off the tee, he turned to me and said 'Like I would know'..... LOL
  3. Several years ago I bought some used clubs from my golf pro. Over the years I have been replacing my 'used' clubs with new, fitted ones. Today I went to a fitting at Dicks for a new Driver. I went in with two models in mind. The guy watched me fumble around for a while and then suggested a club I had not considered... AND IT WORKED! Mostly highly recommend going to a pro for a fitting; it is their job to fit you with a club that matches your game. I came away with a Callaway Epic Flash. It was a floor demo, so I got it at a good price as well.
  4. phedrick

    Fitting

    In April of 2019 I had my first EVER club fitting. For my birthday my wife bought me a set of irons, fitted my by golf pro. It made a world of difference; If I had been fitted years ago, I would be much better along. Anyway, at the time, she said (my wife), you need to golf more, Who was I to argue? LOL. Since that time I have attempted to buy a driver and fairway "off the rack"... massive mistake. My fairway needed replacing, so I wen to my local Pro and asked her what she thought. She knows me and my swing. She handed me three fairways. A good buddy of mine said I should try X brand, so I a had added to my group. Guess what? My Pro knew more about me than my buddy. I hit all four many times at practice, and yes, I am not perfect, I did choose one of the ones my Pro thought would work best for me. I will not ever buy a club again without trying it out first again. f
  5. The way I see it is,whatever your buddy does is OK. I have a tight group of friends, and we really enjoy each other's company. If someone does the odd kick to the fairway from the rough, no on cares. If someone calls a Mulligan, no one cares. We are just not in competition to each other. We do not play for money, we do not really compare scores (though we do share our scores and congratulate each other). We all just love golf for golf's sake... Just my opinion.
  6. For me it was when I was bragging to my buddies about how great my last round was, all due to my new clubs. I swagger up the the first tee..... and top it.....<sigh>
  7. I have been playing bridgestone e12 soft. I find that I do better with a softer ball, and do keep trying other soft balls.
  8. Yeah, 10 to 20 minutes for me as well. Starting with my wedges and working up to my driver, to loosen up and stretch the muscles. If I have time I will spend a few minutes on the putting green.
  9. My current handicap is 14.4. My 2020 goal is to reach 12. I would like to go single digit , but need to remain realistic. To achieve that I will need to play more than once a week.
  10. Today I replaced my Evil Club of Hate. I went to my local pro shop and tried out 4 different fairways. Looking forward to my next round.
  11. Sorry I offended you iacas. I will stop
  12. I played a around today. I decided to give my 'Evil club of hate' a try. It was going really well. She/He/It was playing nice with me.... UNTIL it came down to a point where I might break a personal record..... You fool, you fool, you silly fool..... SHOULD have known better...
  13. Not too long ago, I was bragging that I hit my best score ever; an 81. The next time out was a disaster. Such a disaster that I stopped keeping score around hole 7 or 8. It seems I had offended the Golf God's by my bragging. Most people would have learned their lesson, don't you think? Well, it seems I didn't! LOL. Last Friday I played a casual round with a good friend at one of the courses around here that is still open and I hit a 79!!! I was elated. I realize that for many of you a 79 is nothing, but for me it was a major accomplishment. Having learned my lesson, I thought, from the last time, I did not brag. However I was 'bragging in my heart' LOL. It seems the Golf God's noticed….Today I played with another group of friends, and just KNOWING in my heart that I am going to be awesome….WRONG! The front nine was an utter disaster; it was embarrassing. It wasn't until after hole nine, where I made a sacrifice of a really nice ball into the water hazard in front of the green, did things turn around. The front nine I really do not want to remember. The back nine saved my arse. Praise be to the Golf Gods.
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