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About funkyjudge

  • Birthday March 26

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    Langhorne (Bucks County), PA
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    Besides golf — MUSIC (as a player and listener) .... I play bass guitar and sing in three bands and do some recording sessions.
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  1. Douglas (Doug) Langhorne, PA Current Ball Played = Snell MTB-X (Titleist Tru-Feel in colder weather) I have very little experience playing any Top Flite ball, and no experience whatsoever in the last 20-25 years; However, my son loved the earlier-generation Top Flite Gamer ball, and I did hit a few of them when he offered them to me. To be honest, I don’t recollect much about the balls
  2. Doug / Langhorne, PA RH golfer 1st Choice = VKTR+ 18* hybrid, stiff flex shaft 2nd Choice = 14* 3-wood, MRC Tensei Blue 70-S (stiff) shaft 13.4 USGA Handicap Index I do not play long irons (5-iron, and sometimes 6-iron is the longest iron in my bag). Instead, I play a 5-wood and one or two hybrids.
  3. Doug Langhorne, PA Ping G410 Plus (9*) USGA Handicap Index: 13.4 Driver clubhead speed: 94 -96 MPH TSi2
  4. First Name/City State — Doug; Langhorne, PA Handicap — 13.7 Current Model Wedges Played — Vokey SM8 or Ping Glide 2.0 What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge? — First and foremost, the looks; also, the added “bite”once the face of the wedge gets some rust on it.
  5. Doug / Langhorne, PA Currently play a Scratch Gap Wedge and custom-built Maltby 54* and 60* forged wedges. My preference would be a 58* Cleveland Zip Core wedge. Thank you for this opportunity!
  6. Handicap and Location -- USGA Handicap = 15.1*; Pennsylvania Current Irons and 8-iron distance -- Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220; 8-iron = 137 yards carry What do you know about Sub70? -- I know that the company is a DTC manufacturer, and that they make some excellent golf clubs. They also have gotten rave reviews for their responsiveness and customer service. * As you can see, my handicap has gone up since I filled-out my profile; time for an update to the profile!
  7. Don't overlook the Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 fairways this year. It should rank very highly not just in the "best value" category but also in total performance. I have played a few rounds using an EXS 220 16.5* #3HL and it performs every bit as well, if not better, than my 15* Cobra F9 3-wood. After the area golf courses re-open following their COVID-19 shutdowns, I look forward to getting some more rounds in with this EXS 220 #3 HL, because I think that it may have a chance of garnering the #1 FW wood spot in my bag.
  8. I can't wait to see the results from the MGS Golf Ball Lab as the next round of the MGS Golf Ball Test is done. It will certainly be interesting to see: 1.) If any of the manufacturers (are you listening, Callaway?) get their acts together after what was uncovered in last year's ball test, and 2.) What shows up in terms of rounness (or out-of-roundness), balance, consistency in construction, etc. now that there is an entire battery of new high-tech golf ball measurement equipment in use in MGS's ball testing. Great job, Tony and the rest of the MGS staff; keep it up!
  9. I had no plans to buy a new driver in 2020 because I love my Cobra F9 Speedback driver that I played throughout all of 2019, and the first month of 2020 in two winter leagues and on a winter golf tour. Then, I demo'd a TM SIM MAX D driver and the results were so good that I bought one. For me, the MAX D is not terribly draw-biased, but it does tame my fade, which has the potential to become a nasty slice when my swing is out of sorts. I can aim it down the left side to the left-center of the fairway and not get any crazy pull-hooks, as well. Another nice feature of the SIM MAX D is that if
  10. Mick, For $349, you can buy a brand-new Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 driver, which was awarded the "Best Value" designation in the 2020 MGS "Most Wanted Driver" comparison. If you want to keep it below $300, there are many recent-vintage models from which you could choose. For me, it would be the Ping G400 Max or Cobra F8 or F9, which will set you back less than $300 (probably considerably less). If you want a real bargain in a driver that is very forgiving and pretty darned long, last year's Exotics EXS driver will certainly fit the description .... and you could get one in nearly-ne
  11. Doug Langhorne, Pennsylvania USGA Handicap Index: 17.1 Tour Edge Exotics EXS220 T200 Thank you!
  12. Doug / Pennsylvania 17.1 USGA Handicap Index 19* and 22* hybrids are currently in my bag, and I occasionally play a 23.5* hybrid instead of my 5-iron I am fully committed to putting these Nippon GOST hybrid shafts in play and providing a thorough and detailed review.
  13. Doug / Pennsylvania USGA Handicap Index (end of 2019): 17.1 Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 irons my 7-iron carry distance: 140 - 143 yards
  14. Doug Mael - Langhorne, PA I formerly used Sharpie lines on the golf ball, but it was always hard to get them straight. I even tried the plastic golf ball alignment device, but it caused the Sharpie lines to streak or smear. TaylorMade TP5x Blue line with IN THE HOLE in Calibri text
  15. First Name/State or Country of residence -- Doug; Pennsylvania Handicap -- 17 Current irons in Play -- Mizuno JPX919 Forged (with JPX919 Hot Metal 5 and 6 irons) The carry distance of the your 7 iron -- 145 yards
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