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.
We (@mvmac and I) have no problem with this at all. The problem(s) are that few companies willing to send out gear are willing to ship to the UK (plus as I understand it you may have to pay VAT or whatever, too). Give us a week or two or three to sort out the current memberships that we have from the old site before we figure this one out, but remind us if we don't get back to you first.
Here is what I think I know...the ProV1X spins a little more off the irons, and spins a little less off the driver, versus a prov1,. ProV1x is a 4 piece urethane cover ball, prov1 is a 3 piece ball. For me...with a slower swing speed (mine is 100-103 with the driver, and I am a 2 handicap), when I miss the driver, meaning it is a little more of a "glancing" blow to the ball, a prov1x spins way more, and negatively impacts distance. I really like the ProV1, It spins a little less for me in all the places i want less spin, but has a very nice soft feel around the greens and plenty of spin on short shots. I also really like the Bridgestone B330. It feels like it spins less through the bag...less on my driver, less on my irons, less on my wedges, but still has that softish feel of a urethane covered ball, (still feels firmer than a prov1) and responds well around the greens. I also like the Srixon Ball...the Z star and Z star XV. To me, those perform very similar to a ProV and V1x respectively, and are outstanding scoring balls. Now, for the bit that I can't prove, but is my feeling...Even though the ProV1x is a great ball, I feel that when I am a little off with the driver...striking it a little off center, and a little off "square", x's, for me, are the poorest performers, because they spin so much when struck with a glancing blow (ie, like a wedge is a glancing blow). I know everyone says they spin less off the driver, but what they mean is, they spin less off a well struck driver...they spin more with all other shots, and especially, when swing speeds in the 100 range....Not sure I am explaining it well, but for my money my ball of choice between the 2 is always the ProV1, mostly because when i hit it well, I cant tell the difference, but when I miss it a little, the v1 is just straighter and longer, for me. And if you are inclined to try something a little different...you cant go wrong with either the srixon or the bridgestone....both make a fine ball that matches up favorably...
None in particular; there's a Panera and a Corky's (I've never been to a Corky's, so I don't know how it is) not too far from the course. If someone knows the area and can suggest some place, I have no attachment to my suggestions (I just saw them on Google Maps is all).