TheSandTrap.com - Instruction and Playing Tips - Recent Changeshttp://thesandtrap.com/livefeed.rssTrack the most recent changes to the thesandtrap.com community with this feedenHuddler 0.1Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:28:18 +0000Starter seeking helphttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82925/starter-seeking-help "Hi, I am 18 years old and have just recently started playing. I watched the 2015..."threadMon, 29 Jun 2015 19:29:08 +0000happygilmore2Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:29:08 +0000#2015517Putter Issueshttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82916/putter-issues "I'm not sure how putter dynamics affect you stroke. I tend to miss putts to the right..."threadMon, 29 Jun 2015 14:04:30 +0000fiveoverMon, 29 Jun 2015 14:04:30 +0000#2015235Two Awesome Swing Thoughtshttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82904/two-awesome-swing-thoughts "These thoughts are actually from an old golf instruction book written by Gerry Hogan,..."threadSun, 28 Jun 2015 21:38:11 +0000podunkerSun, 28 Jun 2015 21:38:11 +0000#2014722What type of "shot" is this?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82903/what-type-of-shot-is-this "Been hitting my long irons pretty inconsistently lately. 1 shot can be a ripped 5 iron..."threadSun, 28 Jun 2015 21:29:51 +0000diw1515Sun, 28 Jun 2015 21:29:51 +0000#2014720South Florida Instructionhttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82893/south-florida-instruction "I'm having trouble finding a good instructor in South Florida.  Does anyone have any..."threadSat, 27 Jun 2015 23:13:55 +0000BRfcasSat, 27 Jun 2015 23:13:55 +0000#2014123Horrible practice session - throw in the towel?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82881/horrible-practice-session-throw-in-the-towel "My first post on this forum was over two years ago, when I planned to really put in the..."threadSat, 27 Jun 2015 04:37:51 +0000LimeTreeSat, 27 Jun 2015 04:37:51 +0000#2013669Teachers in the Cary or Apex area of NChttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82874/teachers-in-the-cary-or-apex-area-of-nc "Can anyone recommend a good teacher in the Teachers in the Cary or Apex area of NC? "threadFri, 26 Jun 2015 23:23:01 +0000Sandhills GolfeFri, 26 Jun 2015 23:23:01 +0000#2013457What causes over-draws?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82870/what-causes-over-draws "I have a good understanding of the ball flight laws (face angle mostly dictates..."threadFri, 26 Jun 2015 17:46:17 +0000SoundandFuryFri, 26 Jun 2015 17:46:17 +0000#2013192Mental Edgehttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82866/mental-edge "Hoping this is the right place for this, but how about some tips on staying "sharp"..."threadFri, 26 Jun 2015 13:31:58 +0000Mop BucketFri, 26 Jun 2015 13:31:58 +0000#2012987Putting on two-tier or multi tier greenshttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82855/putting-on-two-tier-or-multi-tier-greens "So, every once in a while I play on greens that have two tiers and this Sunday I'll be..."threadFri, 26 Jun 2015 01:50:43 +0000RFKFREAKFri, 26 Jun 2015 01:50:43 +0000#201264330 Feet and In from the Roughhttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82851/30-feet-and-in-from-the-rough "Not US Open rough, but thick enough for the ball to be lying down below the grass..."threadThu, 25 Jun 2015 20:18:53 +0000NJpatbeeThu, 25 Jun 2015 20:18:53 +0000#2012456Golf Training aid that has significantly improved your golf swing ?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82842/golf-training-aid-that-has-significantly-improved-your-golf-swing "Hey fellow golfers! I have been searching for a good golf training aid and I was..."threadThu, 25 Jun 2015 16:03:13 +0000michaelcheng199Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:03:13 +0000#2012163Desert (Target) Golf vs Othershttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82827/desert-target-golf-vs-others "How does the particular golf course being played impact some of the conventional wisdom..."threadWed, 24 Jun 2015 18:05:22 +0000jgreen85Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:05:22 +0000#2011383How Long Drive Champ Maxes Out Clubhead Speed (video)http://thesandtrap.com/t/82826/how-long-drive-champ-maxes-out-clubhead-speed-video "I interviewed former World Long Drive Champ (1992) Monte Schienblum and he told me the..."threadWed, 24 Jun 2015 15:59:55 +0000bdevore76Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:59:55 +0000#2011297how much bounce?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82802/how-much-bounce "I have a cleveland 56* 10 bounce and trying to find some other wedges to complement..."threadTue, 23 Jun 2015 21:23:39 +0000NytarTue, 23 Jun 2015 21:23:39 +0000#2010408Rory Mcilroy swing analysis and trackman numbers [Trackman]http://thesandtrap.com/t/82799/rory-mcilroy-swing-analysis-and-trackman-numbers-trackman "<a href="http://blog.trackmangolf.com/rory-mcilroy-swing-analysis-and-trackman-numbers/" target="_blank">http://blog.trackmangolf.com/rory-mcilroy-swing-analysis-and-trackman-numbers/</a>   Vide..."threadTue, 23 Jun 2015 17:28:35 +0000nevets88Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:28:35 +0000#2010116Imagining a Vertical Swing Planehttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82793/imagining-a-vertical-swing-plane "When I am swinging irons, especially short irons, I imagine the club head traveling on..."threadTue, 23 Jun 2015 13:49:31 +0000par-fait6Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:49:31 +0000#2009749Grip, tempo, swinging and avoiding the hook.http://thesandtrap.com/t/82791/grip-tempo-swinging-and-avoiding-the-hook "Years ago I took lessons from a PGA professional (who no longer teaches) that to create..."threadTue, 23 Jun 2015 13:11:22 +0000ElmerTue, 23 Jun 2015 13:11:22 +0000#2009702Alignment Issues, I need helphttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82768/alignment-issues-i-need-help "I'm having a lot of trouble aligning consistently on the course.  On the range (and..."threadMon, 22 Jun 2015 14:24:33 +0000dnaygsMon, 22 Jun 2015 14:24:33 +0000#2008461How to Hit Driver Straight?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82763/how-to-hit-driver-straight "I used to have a really bad slice with my driver. Now I've got it down to a..."threadMon, 22 Jun 2015 03:26:37 +0000par-fait6Mon, 22 Jun 2015 03:26:37 +0000#2008149Back pin vs Front Pin difficulty on any given holehttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82759/back-pin-vs-front-pin-difficulty-on-any-given-hole "Just curious about your opinions on how the depth of the holes locations effects the..."threadSun, 21 Jun 2015 22:44:06 +0000SavvySwedeSun, 21 Jun 2015 22:44:06 +0000#2007372Are these related incidents?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82754/are-these-related-incidents "I should point out that I have big problems with my six iron. Basically, I just can't..."threadSun, 21 Jun 2015 21:36:42 +0000Hammer1982Sun, 21 Jun 2015 21:36:42 +0000#2007254Golf instructors making corrections I can not duplicatehttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82753/golf-instructors-making-corrections-i-can-not-duplicate "Maybe I have the wrong instructor. This guy will move parts of my body around during my..."threadSun, 21 Jun 2015 19:43:57 +0000gregsandiegoSun, 21 Jun 2015 19:43:57 +0000#2007165From mid teens to a single figure handicap...http://thesandtrap.com/t/82744/from-mid-teens-to-a-single-figure-handicap "I am 16 and I am off a 15 HDCP at the moment but have just finished my exams. I have..."threadSun, 21 Jun 2015 11:39:30 +0000Jacob SmithSun, 21 Jun 2015 11:39:30 +0000#2006682mental game and to much noise.http://thesandtrap.com/t/82743/mental-game-and-to-much-noise "there are drills for about everything in the swing and every shot in golf. but one part..."threadSun, 21 Jun 2015 11:13:52 +0000NytarSun, 21 Jun 2015 11:13:52 +0000#2006671Thoughts on "Loading up" or Doing a Early Back Weight Shift. http://thesandtrap.com/t/82741/thoughts-on-loading-up-or-doing-a-early-back-weight-shift "I was watching this video: Moe Norman Fundamental Debunked   where the guy is saying..."threadSun, 21 Jun 2015 05:34:51 +0000LeanMachineSun, 21 Jun 2015 05:34:51 +0000#2006593Are Long Divots Bad?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82739/are-long-divots-bad "Hey everyone, this is my first post on here, but I have a question. I'm 18 years old..."threadSun, 21 Jun 2015 05:11:15 +0000SWernsmanSun, 21 Jun 2015 05:11:15 +0000#2006569What part of the ball do you aim at?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82738/what-part-of-the-ball-do-you-aim-at "I know this may be a silly question. But in my golfing career , I discovered I have..."threadSun, 21 Jun 2015 04:12:32 +0000dchoyeSun, 21 Jun 2015 04:12:32 +0000#2006515practice swingshttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82715/practice-swings "just something that may help, I think a practice swing concentrating on finding the..."threadFri, 19 Jun 2015 21:44:01 +0000wingbackFri, 19 Jun 2015 21:44:01 +0000#2005291deep divotshttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82714/deep-divots "Been practicing with just my 8 iron at the range this week and noticed I'm taking deep..."threadFri, 19 Jun 2015 21:18:42 +0000Davie81Fri, 19 Jun 2015 21:18:42 +0000#2005264Pitch shots: no spin when I want it, too much when I don'thttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82713/pitch-shots-no-spin-when-i-want-it-too-much-when-i-dont "Everyone wants to know how to hit chips and pitches that stop on a dime right?  Well I..."threadFri, 19 Jun 2015 16:37:37 +0000SoundandFuryFri, 19 Jun 2015 16:37:37 +0000#2004975"Turn shoulders full not hips."http://thesandtrap.com/t/82700/turn-shoulders-full-not-hips "I came across a tip online,and the guy mentions try to make a full shoulder turn but..."threadThu, 18 Jun 2015 19:59:16 +0000moles40Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:59:16 +0000#2003805Does a strong right hand lead to an inside takeaway/flat backswing?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82685/does-a-strong-right-hand-lead-to-an-inside-takeaway-flat-backswing "Hi all - I posted a swing in the forums about a month ago and then an update two weeks..."threadWed, 17 Jun 2015 17:55:05 +0000PapaMattWed, 17 Jun 2015 17:55:05 +0000#2002387Having trouble hitting hybrid off a teehttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82684/having-trouble-hitting-hybrid-off-a-tee "All of a sudden I can't make good contact with my hybrid when I hit off a tee on a long..."threadWed, 17 Jun 2015 17:26:10 +0000SoundandFuryWed, 17 Jun 2015 17:26:10 +0000#2002350Long Iron problemshttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82675/long-iron-problems "I hit every club in my bag well, except for my 3 and 4 iron. Most often I miss those..."threadWed, 17 Jun 2015 06:24:35 +0000WillMWed, 17 Jun 2015 06:24:35 +0000#2002016Mats give you 10% more distance which offsets the 10% loss from range balls from under 170 yards?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82668/mats-give-you-10-more-distance-which-offsets-the-10-loss-from-range-balls-from-under-170-yards "I have observed that irons go about the same distance up to about 170 yards, and woods..."threadTue, 16 Jun 2015 23:36:10 +0000LihuTue, 16 Jun 2015 23:36:10 +0000#2001736Learning the Driverhttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82664/learning-the-driver "So I started to pick up golf a week or so ago and have been going to the range. I've..."threadTue, 16 Jun 2015 16:41:20 +0000MTwistTue, 16 Jun 2015 16:41:20 +0000#2001450Keep the Short Game Simplehttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82659/keep-the-short-game-simple "I was listening to Jordan's press conference for the US Open.    He was asked about..."threadTue, 16 Jun 2015 13:24:02 +0000saevel25Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:24:02 +0000#2001246The draw how to set up?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82647/the-draw-how-to-set-up "I don't draw traditionally the way u are supposed to, I set it up for a draw but I..."threadTue, 16 Jun 2015 01:16:37 +0000Opm666Tue, 16 Jun 2015 01:16:37 +0000#2000770Distance Issue for Irons up to Driver....http://thesandtrap.com/t/82646/distance-issue-for-irons-up-to-driver "Hi there,   I got a problem with distance for my 9 iron up to my Driver. For my 9..."threadTue, 16 Jun 2015 00:45:44 +0000sg92Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:45:44 +0000#2000748Hookers Delight! Steal a slicers movehttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82640/hookers-delight-steal-a-slicers-move "I have recently read about the ball flight laws. I know that clubface is the most..."threadMon, 15 Jun 2015 19:46:33 +0000Mugs050Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:46:33 +0000#2000393Bad shots after big delayhttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82621/bad-shots-after-big-delay "I played in the local amateur circuit event on Friday. Played noticeably better than my..."threadSun, 14 Jun 2015 20:01:52 +0000WUTigerSun, 14 Jun 2015 20:01:52 +0000#1999163trying to rotate more in the backwing - please, helphttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82618/trying-to-rotate-more-in-the-backwing-please-help "I have a nasty problem of swaying in the backswing. Does anyone have any drills or good..."threadSun, 14 Jun 2015 14:10:16 +0000Sandhills GolfeSun, 14 Jun 2015 14:10:16 +0000#1998908Backyard: How best to vary angle for practice mat - http://thesandtrap.com/t/82617/backyard-how-best-to-vary-angle-for-practice-mat "I've been chipping and pitching in my backyard off the Calloway FT Launch Zone Hitting..."threadSun, 14 Jun 2015 13:44:36 +0000GillumSun, 14 Jun 2015 13:44:36 +0000#1998888Third Back Surgery - Lost Yardage and Developed a Slicehttp://thesandtrap.com/t/82606/third-back-surgery-lost-yardage-and-developed-a-slice "Two years ago I had my third back surgery, I took it easy last year but now I'm back..."threadSat, 13 Jun 2015 03:01:47 +0000cooke119Sat, 13 Jun 2015 03:01:47 +0000#1998096How do you recover from an awful day of practice?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82605/how-do-you-recover-from-an-awful-day-of-practice "I need some help guys. I went out to the practice range on Wednesday. I really focus on..."threadSat, 13 Jun 2015 02:56:16 +0000VinskSat, 13 Jun 2015 02:56:16 +0000#1998090Opening clubface with 9-iron: good or bad?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82600/opening-clubface-with-9-iron-good-or-bad "hi   im just wondering if opening the clubface with a 9 iron would have a positive of..."threadFri, 12 Jun 2015 22:34:19 +0000Hammer1982Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:34:19 +0000#1997885Slice turned into a hook!http://thesandtrap.com/t/82599/slice-turned-into-a-hook "Slice now a hook! Hi guys, started playing semi seriously a few weeks ago after being a..."threadFri, 12 Jun 2015 22:04:07 +0000diw1515Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:04:07 +0000#1997853Weight shift difference between short, mid, long irons?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82568/weight-shift-difference-between-short-mid-long-irons "For shorter clubs, say the 7 iron to SW I put most of my body weight (70%) on the front..."threadThu, 11 Jun 2015 22:12:01 +0000RoenieThu, 11 Jun 2015 22:12:01 +0000#1996845Is the towel drill good or bad?http://thesandtrap.com/t/82565/is-the-towel-drill-good-or-bad "The drill where you have the towel in your armpits and must swing without letting the..."threadThu, 11 Jun 2015 20:43:09 +0000Jul89Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:43:09 +0000#1996731