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 want to first apologize to @Mike Boatright for the sarcasm. I don't agree with your assessment on the need for new equipment, but my reply was completely uncalled for - given that you were only trying to help me. Having said that, please understand that as a single-digit player, you potentially have a a lot of influence on what new players work on. There is a real danger of you giving very bad advice and someone taking that advice to heart. I hope you can appreciate that and be selective in what you post. Instructors on this site push the philosophy of identifying a primary or priority piece that needs the most attention given to it. Most of us agree with that philosophy. That doesn't mean members agree on what that is. And almost all advice is taken seriously. I've never blown off a suggestion that another member gave me on this thread - until your's last night. Even so, you believe equipment is my biggest need, and I think you couldn't be more wrong. We'll agree to disagree. I played around with the slo-mo video recording feature on my new phone last night and noticed something interesting.... "What we have here, is failure to execute key #3" (voice of the warden from Cool Hand Luke)
Yes! I have said this about Chinese taxi drivers for the last 12 years. A red light is merely a suggestion that you might want to consider stopping. Many near death experiences, including a collision with a guy on a bicycle with 5 chickens on the back in a cage. They argued with each other for 5 minutes meanwhile I wondered off to another taxi.
I'm with you, Mike. Clones/knockoffs are made with the cheapest materials and shafts available. And when a problem comes up (e.g., a shaft breaks), who are you going to call? Warranties are non-existent on this type of garbage. I can't believe how many people get sucked in by these lowlifes.
I say if you can teach golfers who are bad to be better at the game then go for it.Too many experts think you gotta teach them the exact way to hit the ball instead of just teaching them what youve learned.Now you dont need to be charging anything near what a pro would but making some money by helping others is fine.