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About irfan

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  • Birthday 11/30/1980

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  1. irfan added a post in a topic How to visually measure distance?   

    in 10 years ive only seen 1 guy pace off distance on a green... and he missed by 20 feet.  Everyone else just eyeballs it for distance.  the footage isnt going to mean much when you factor in the undulations and slope of the green.   its not like there will be a predetermined level of power for each putt based solely on distance.
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  2. irfan added a post in a topic Why did you choose the club you did?   

    I got close to joining one then did the math... would end up being about $70 / round if i played 2.5 times a week.  Couldnt stomach that even though its just 5 minutes from my office.   maybe when i make more money :)
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  3. irfan added a post in a topic I am done trying to get people together to play golf   

    same frustrations... damn "jobs" keep people from being in town or free when I am.

    apparently they cant all make their schedules like i can!

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  4. irfan added a post in a topic Minimum skills for a beginner before hitting the course   

    i dont care how bad you are... just play fast.  hack 15 shots on a par 3, i dont care, just keep up the pace.
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  5. irfan added a post in a topic How to visually measure distance?   

    the only way you will get a feel for it is to look up the yardage via fairway/sprinkler heads, or GPS/laser, and visually assess it.  then walk up to some shots, estimate, and double check with real yardages.   i dont bother guessing more than 25 yards off a marker though, so from 75 yards to 225 i can guess well enough based on fairway stickks... but even then the GPS app on my phone shows im off by a club length sometimes
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  6. irfan added a post in a topic 50 things every golfer should do   

    Break a club in anger?  wasnt there a thread mentioned how stupid that is?

    Shook hands with Jack and told him where the bathroom was when i was working at a restaurant :)

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  7. irfan added a post in a topic Driving Distance   

    dont forget the courses with well off yardages... or ones that read to the BACK of the green from Tees.  Played a course today, no real doglegs etc.. everything was off 20-35 yards when checked with GPS..  Had one drive that went a legitimate 306 via GPS tracking... if i went by course yardage id be bragging about a 340 bomb.
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  8. irfan added a post in a topic VERY low and fast slice with my wedges...(52-60)   

    thats what sucks about the shanks... you can have a great swing thats off by 1/2" and it shoots right.
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  9. irfan added a post in a topic sand traps with little to no sand.   

    --practiced hard sand and compacted sand shots to that of the fairway? what does that even mean.
    did you mean that you practiced as if they were on fairway?
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  10. irfan added a post in a topic Diagnose my ball flight   

    chances are you are flipping/casting. focus on taking a full or even exagerrated follow thru to keep you swinging thru the ball and not at the ball. suffered the same thing myself for 2 months this year.
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  11. irfan added a post in a topic sand traps with little to no sand.   

    same here. im lost
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  12. irfan added a post in a topic Driver distance vansihed   

    when i dont force a full follow thru i lose a ton of yardage. today and yesterday i forced a full follow thru and hit 5-7 drives over 300, drove thru a green 310 out also. when i dont force a full follow thru i get maybe 265, and a whole lot more duck hooks and casting problems because i release to soon if im not thinking about finishing.
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  13. irfan added a post in a topic Maxfli Noodle or Top Flite D2?   

    i tried the DT So/Lo... i prefer the D2 Feel over that tho. for $15/15 balls they are a steal. for the under $20 category its the top of my list.. and I dont shred them up as fast as provs and one blaclks
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  14. irfan added a post in a topic Help!!Im pulling the ball,can anybody offer some advice please?   

    ive been pulling too.. but my divots go right at the target. ball starts a little left then finished way left. so i think i have the club face way closed at impact somehow. any drills to keep the face square at impact?
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  15. irfan added a post in a topic Maxfli Noodle or Top Flite D2?   

    D2 Feels are great, i lvoe them. putt well, long, straight, and check up well.

    i have a few of the Distance ones now... they go long, but hard as a rock and dont check and bite at ALL. hit a 7i into a green from a tee and it hit and rolled off the green... uphill! rolled a good 15 yards. the Feels woudl have stopped in 2-3 yards. Ive never hit a maxfli i like tho.
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