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About Kurlan

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  • Birthday 11/30/1981

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  • Your Location Seattle

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  • Handicap Index 23.6

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  1. Kurlan added a post in a topic Where to play on Oahu, Hawaii?   

    I played Ko Olina and Kapolei while I was in O'ahu last.  Kapolei was an amazing course and there wasn't a blade of grass out of place.  Ko Olina was ok but the proximity to houses and the roads was a turn-off for me.  Also, the greens weren't as nice as Kapolei.
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  2. Kurlan added a topic in Clubs, Grips, Shafts, Fitting   

    New irons, can't hit my 7 but the other clubs are great
    I just bought a set of G25 (5-U).  I had them fitted for me and almost all of my clubs are great.  My 7i has been giving me trouble however, as I push sliced it 4 out of the 7 balls I hit with it yesterday.  I tried to close my face on set up and hooked 2/7.  I hit around 7 balls with each of my new clubs, and all of the other clubs fit me like a glove

    My question is h ave you ever gotten a bad club when you got a new set of irons?  Is it all in my head?  I will be at the range again today to see if this was just a blip.
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  3. Kurlan added a post in a topic Hooks Galore! HELP!!!   

    I've battled a pull hook for about 2 seasons and a pro just fixed me up the other week. I can't believe how straight my balls are now.  I'm even slicing balls sometimes, which I haven't seen in quite a while!  Here's how he fixed me:

    I was setting up with a very strong grip I was setting up with my hands in front of the ball and low. I now keep my left arm straight and ground my club more upright.  I was resting the heel of my club into the turf.  My setup is much more pleasing to the eye. My take away was very outside.  I now take the club away much more inside.  I think about hitting my right hip with my right elbow.
    Hope this helps.
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  4. Kurlan added a topic in Instruction and Playing Tips   

    My dilemma with mid-low irons, please help
    I'm starting to post scores under 100 consistently. This is a marked improvement for my game as my last plateau was ~105. Staying in-bounds was my discovery there, and now I take 3 wood off the tee instead of driver unless things are wide open. OB kills everyone's scorecard.

    I problem now is the approach shot from mid to long range. My irons below 8 are crap, but I can hit my 3 and 4 hybrid well off of the turf. When I'm 150-190 yards away I have no answer. Why can't I hit my 7-4 iron? I'm used to hitting "'down" on my 8 iron, but this doesn't work with my 7. I tee it up towards my front foot and move away from the ball slightly. Everything I do at the range doesn't change anything. I've tried a lot of guesses at the range, nothing produces a result. I always end up with a dribbler or a wild slice/hook.

    I need help from square one. Any pointers for how I can move my way up there incrementally? I have this aversion for getting a hybrid lower than a 4. I need some confidence at this range.
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  5. Kurlan added a topic in Instruction and Playing Tips   

    Finally broke 100
    Thanks guys, I finally shot under 100 yesterday! I shot a 95, despite losing a ball on 16, 17 and 18. For me it's just about being able to get on the green when you're
    I want to break 90 so bad now :) This game is awesome!
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  6. Kurlan added a post in a topic Lost my PW, what do I do now?   

    Wow, thanks a bunch gr8hntr!

    Are there anymore sites out there that deal with one-off clubs? Is the 91 bucks for a lost iron the best I'm going to get?
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  7. Kurlan added a topic in Clubs, Grips, Shafts, Fitting   

    Lost my PW, what do I do now?
    I lost my pitching wedge about two years ago. It didn't matter until I started playing a lot this summer, now I have this gap between my GW and my 9 iron. It seems all of my approach shots tend to fall into this 95 yd - 125 yard black hole. All of the golf equipment websites don't have pitching wedges as they seem to be part of the irons set. I have Ben Hogan Edge irons with graphite shaft. I have a Vokey 52 oilcan GW. Any advice on how to fill this void?

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  8. Kurlan added a post in a topic Which putter do you use?   

    Ping Zing 2, old skool, no frills, I'll use this thing forever.
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  9. Kurlan added a post in a topic Which driver do you use?   

    TaylorMade r7 425. The Nike SQ2 just sounds like a Blacksmith hammer, I couldn't get over it.
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  10. Kurlan added a post in a topic What Do You Do for a Living?   

    Hi everyone,

    I'm a software engineer from Seattle for one of the big companies out here.

    I can't get enough of this game, I caught the golf bug!
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