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funkyjudge

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About funkyjudge

  • Birthday March 26

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    @dougmael

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Langhorne (Bucks County), PA
  • Interests
    Besides golf — MUSIC (as a player and listener) .... I play bass guitar and sing in three bands and do some recording sessions.
  • Handicap:
    15
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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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 I set the loft to one notch lower (in my case, that takes the 10.5* clubhead down to 9.75* loft), it opens the face a bit (less than one degree), but I still haven't seen any big fades/slices in this setting. One other thing -- it's plenty long! I played this SIM MAX D for two months (about 6 or 7 rounds) prior to the shutdown of all area golf courses in NJ and PA due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will remain in my bag once we get the OK to resume playing golf.
  6. 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-new condition for well below $200.
  7. Doug Langhorne, Pennsylvania USGA Handicap Index: 17.1 Tour Edge Exotics EXS220 T200 Thank you!
  8. 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.
  9. Doug / Pennsylvania USGA Handicap Index (end of 2019): 17.1 Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 irons my 7-iron carry distance: 140 - 143 yards
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Doug / Pennsylvania Enroll ER2 Handicap Index = 16.9 Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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  14. Doug — Langhorne, Pennsylvania I have a Bushnell Pro 1600 (Slope Edition) laser rangefinder in my main golf bag, but it doesn’t get used very often (only when I need to shoot distances to specific hazards, etc.). I normally rely on my SkyCaddie LINX golf watch for distances to the front, middle and back of the green and to the end of the fairway or “safe layup” distances, as it is much more convenient and less cumbersome and/or time-consuming than using the rangefinder. I would LOVE to have the opportunity to try and thoroughly review the new Precision Pro Nx9 HD rangefinder for the MGS golfer community!
  15. Doug Langhorne, PA driver clubhead speed: 97 to 102 MPH current primary golf ball: Srixon Q-Star Tour, although I also occasionally use the first-generation Snell MTB Black As indicated above, I have used the original MTB Black and also the MTB Red, although I preferred the Black. I was given a sleeve of MTB-X balls on a recent Myrtle Beach golf trip, but I lost them (OB and water hazards) too quickly to form a really good opinion, although I seemed to prefer them to the MTB Black balls that I have used (I still have three of the MTB Black balls in my bag, along with lots of Srixon Q-Star Tours).
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