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Thomas Felling a.k.a. BlaqShamrokk
Our featured golfer practices 7 times a week and plays to a .9 handicap. Oh- and he's still in junior high. What have you done today?
How old are you and what's your occupation?
I am 14 years old and I am an 8th grader at Payne Jr. High.
When did you start playing golf and what's your handicap?
I started chipping and putting when I was 4 years old and I immediately fell in love with the game. My oobgolf handicap is 0.9
How often do you play?
I practice 7 days a week but I only play 2 times a week.
Tell me about a great shot you've made.
I was on hole 6 at Encanto Golf Course in Phoenix, AZ. I was in the bunker about 135 yards away and I was only 8 years old. I took out a 5 iron and my father (caddie) told me to layup and take PW to 50 yards and try to make par. I ignored him and took 5 iron. He stormed off away from me and I hit it and it flew just above the lip of the bunker. It took 2 hops and in the cup for Eagle! My dad just shook his head and ran to give me a hug.
What is your best golf memory?
My best golf memory was on hole 18 at Alta Mesa CC when I was 12 years old. I was playing in the Callaway Jr. World Qualifier and i was 1 under and i needed 1 more birdie to qualify. I crushed a drive and pulled my 3 wood into the bunker. I was 150 yards out and needed to carry a lake and fade it around a palm tree. There was a gallery of about 50. I took my 5 iron and hit it perfectly. It was right into the sun and I lost it. I was afraid I went into the bunker. I looked up and not only did it carry the lake but it flew over the tree. It landed 5 feet past and backed up about a foot. I made my 4 foot putt and qualified for the Jr. Worlds in San Diego.
What is your "home" course?
I am a member at Poston Butte Golf Course in Florence, AZ.
What ball do you play?
I play Bridgestone B-330-Rx's because they spin just as well as Pro-V's but I hit them much further off the tee.
Driver- Ping Rapture
3-wood- TaylorMade r5
Favorite course you've played?
Pinehurst No. 2
Dream course you've yet to play?
Sandy Lane- Green Monkey in Barbados
Best round ever- and what course?
My best Round ever was 67 at Las Colinas in Queen Creek AZ. From the Roadrunner tees.
What is one aspect of your golf game you would like to improve on in the next year?
My 8 foot putting and closer. I want to make them repeatedly.
Tell me a story.
When I was playing in a Match play tourney at Moon Valley CC in Phoenix I started off 7 down after 8 holes I was almost ready to give up but I said I was going to slam every putt in the cup and aim for every pin. I did exactly what I said and I hit 8 of the last nine greens and I had 13 putts on the back nine I ended up winning my match 2 up with 1 to play.
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Wow, looks like your playing some solid golf. Any specific universities that you have your eye on?
NOTRE DAME? ahh, thats no good...
how do u get interviewed
a 5 iron from 135 yards at the age of 8! im 11 years old and i need a 3 wood for a 135 yard shot
you must love yer 5iron
when I was 14 i was driving a tractor. driving a titleist seems like more fun.
awwwwwwwwwwww hoos in love wif his 5 iron
dude no way u were 8 years old i could play u right now i live in AZ and im 14 1/2 i have a +1 handicap
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