Welcome to the brand new TST! Click the title of this announcement to read more about what's new and different here at The Sand Trap! We're using some new software to power this forum, and while this means some change, it's for the better. However, there will be a few bumps, and one of those may be that you may have a little trouble logging in to your account. So try this: Log in with your existing username and password.If that fails, reset your password here: http://thesandtrap.com/lostpassword/ .If that fails, PM either @mvmac or @iacas and we'll help you out.After that, check out this thread to share any bugs you find along with your likes/dislikes, and check out this thread to see what awesome new features you can use on this site. Finally, once you're on the site, do a few things if you don't mind: Check your account settings. This is where you can clean up your signature.Edit your profile (to possibly include your GAME Golf account). Do this by clicking "Edit Profile" on your name in the top right corner of the site.Add or replace the cover photo on your profile. They're now Facebook-like dimensions. Change your avatar if it looks distorted, too.
I don't do much gambling on the course except for the occasional skins. BUT, my buddy and I have an ongoing bet, for whoever gets a hole in one or eagle by flying the ball in from 50+yds has to buy the other a steak dinner. From this summer, I owe him 2 steak dinners.... Dangit, he needs to step up his game! I want my steak dinner!
According to a table from The Search for the Perfect Golf Club by Tom Wishon, the ideal driver loft to maximize carry distance for each of the below swing speeds (based on a swing angle of attack of +2.5 degrees as the average golfer has a slight upward angle of attack with the driver) is as follows:
60mph - loft of 19* for a carry distance of 122yds 70mph - loft of 19* for a carry distance of 156yds 80mph - loft of 13* for a carry distance of 185yds 90mph - loft of 13* for a carry distance of 213yds 100mph - loft of 10* for a carry distance of 236yds 110mph - loft of 9* for a carry distance of 257yds