Golf bag named ‘Phil’ unites Tichis across seasons for Durango

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Golf bag named ‘Phil’ unites Tichis across seasons for Durango

‘Phil’ brings luck to Lilly, shares in Luke’s misery
Durango High School golfer Lilly Tichi has a special bond with her golf bag, as it is the same bag her older brother Luke used last fall. The bag has a name, “Phil,” and has been blamed for Luke’s worst holes but credited with Lilly’s best performances.

Golf bag named ‘Phil’ unites Tichis across seasons for Durango

Durango High School golfer Lilly Tichi has a special bond with her golf bag, as it is the same bag her older brother Luke used last fall. The bag has a name, “Phil,” and has been blamed for Luke’s worst holes but credited with Lilly’s best performances.

Golf bag named ‘Phil’ unites Tichis across seasons for Durango

Durango’s Lilly Tichi proudly displays the note she found inside her golf bag that was left by her older brother Luke after his season last fall. Lilly randomly selected the bag this spring and found the note inside.

Golf bag named ‘Phil’ unites Tichis across seasons for Durango

Durango’s Luke Tichi had a strong fall golf season but finished two strokes shy of qualifying for the state tournament for a second consecutive year. Along the way, he and his golf bag developed a unique bond, as Tichi would blame the bag he named ‘Phil’ for all of his struggles, including an 11 he wrote on his scorecard on the par-5 No. 4 at Dalton Ranch Golf Club in a tournament in which he finished 21st at 12-over.
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