• Announcements

    • 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.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Sandbagger

About golfball4859

  • Rank

golfball4859's Activity

  1. golfball4859 added a post in a topic Fatting the ball with irons?   

    Yesterday at the range I took close attention to where my divots were in relation to the ball and they were definitely in front of the ball. Also, I'm hitting my 7 irons at least 180 yards on a solid strike, but in taking pretty large divots everytime I do so.
    • 0
  2. golfball4859 added a post in a topic Weight distribution   

    You won't be able to see his weight shift until the moment right before he begins his take back. But I will try out how an equal weight distribution will feel today at the range. I think I put too much weight on my toes.
    • 0
  3. golfball4859 added a topic in Instruction and Playing Tips   

    Weight distribution
    I've been browsing around and looking at many professional golfers on youtube. I came across one of Justin Rose's videos and I fell in love with his simple, smooth swing. I was watching a swing analysis of Justin Rose and during this video he talked about how Rose would lean back slightly into his heel before beginning his take back
    I was wondering if it would be a good thing for me to consider putting into my swing. I have a rather long neck and I feel like I gain a lot more stability when slightly leaning back as Justin Rose did.
    Any thoughts?
    • 3 replies
  4. golfball4859 added a post in a topic Fatting the ball with irons?   

    I guess I'm just going to have to practice this more at the range... or maybe ill get over making divots all over my range.
    • 0
  5. golfball4859 added a post in a topic Fatting the ball with irons?   

    I just don't see how they can hit it off the deck with an iron without making a divot. If they are hitting down on the ball, how do you manage to pick the club back up before it touches the floor. They just seem like they hit it so much cleaner.
    • 0
  6. golfball4859 added a topic in Instruction and Playing Tips   

    Fatting the ball with irons?
    I've been going to range a lot more often lately and focusing on my irons a lot. Every time I hit with my irons, I make a decently sized divot (3-5 inches). I feel like I'm doing something wrong. My ball flight does not seem that bad, but I just feel like I shouldn't be hitting the ground so much. I understand that you are supposed to first hit the ball then the ground, but I think I hit too much grass up every time. When I see some pro's play, they are able to hit their iron's off the fairway without even making a divot and still making their ball fly high in the air. I've been trying to figure it out but I just can't seem to solve it. Hopefully someone can explain this to me!
    Thank you for your time and help!
    • 12 replies