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    • Welcome to the New Site!   09/30/2015

      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.
    • Failed Logins   10/06/2015

      If you attempt to log in and can not, please email (just one of) erik@thesandtrap.com or mike@thesandtrap.com to have your account password re-set. Thank you.


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  1. Panther added a post in a topic Has Technology Helped You Hit the Golf Ball Farther?   

    I voted no, back in college I played the Titleist Tour 100, synthetic balata, driver was either Titleist PT 8.5, J's Professional Weapon, of Taylormade Burner 7 degree. Average carry distance was 270 (actual, paced measurement), 5 iron 190, 56 degree wedge 105. I try to stay one generation behind the 'New' equipment, except golf balls, but this is now also available, but over the last 20 years I have found that distance has been the same, yardage lost is age related. The 'new' irons are all jacked up lofts paired with higher launching shafts, and needing to purchase 'gap' wedges, and dropping the 2 and 3 irons. So in summery, 905R, Super Deep LB, Tour Preferred R9, 910 D3, all have more face area to impact the ball, and that has moved weight away from the center of gravity, resulting in better outcomes for impacts outside the 1/2 inch sweet spot. New ball old clubs (pitching wedge being the gap wedge) now 240 yards carry, 5 iron 170 yards, 56 degree wedge 85-90.
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