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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).
  16. Thank you for providing another great testing opportunity! My first name and home state - Doug; Pennsylvania My current handicap and driver swing speed - 15.7; 102 to 108 MPH My current driver - Ping G400 LST; TM M3460; Cobra King F8+ (depending on my mood and how I am driving the ball) List whether you would like to review the G410 Plus or G410 SFT - G410 Plus, please
  17. - Your first name and home state -- Doug; Pennsylvania - Your current handicap -- 15 - Your current golf ball -- Srixon Q-Star Tour or Snell MTB Black - Are you looking for more ball speed or more of a soft feeling, only choose one. -- More ball speed
  18. My picks — Tier 1: Rickie Fowler Tier 2: Marc Leishman Tier 3: Lee Westwood Tier 4: Kiradech Aphibarnrat Tier 5: George Coetzee Winning score: -7
  19. Damn! ..... I was just about to say "I will take it" when I noticed that you just sold the club. Even without the three sleeves of MTB Black balls, this was a great deal, and those Snell balls make it even sweeter! Sent from my SM-G935V using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  20. Doug - Pennsylvania I currently use a SkyCaddie LINX golf watch, as well as a Bushnell Pro 1600 Slope Edition laser rangefinder for measuring distances on the golf course. Sent from my SM-G935V using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  21. Thank you for another great equipment testing opportunity. I hope that I am lucky enough to be one of the four golfers selected to test the Mizuno ST 180 driver; here are my details: First name/home state - Doug/Pennsylvania Current driver/shaft combo - TaylorMade M3 (460cc), 9.5* loft, Matrix TP6HDe (stiff) shaft @ 44.875” long playing length Swing speed/handicap - 104 to 108 MPH, 12.9 handicap index Preferred ST 180 loft/shaft - 9.5* loft; Mitsubishi Tensei Blue (67g.) or Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi Dual Core (76g.) in S-flex Once again, thank you - Doug (funkyjudge)
  22. I had a Tour Edge Exotics CB5 Tour 3-wood in my bag for at least 5 or 6 years, and the only thing that knocked it out was the new TEE CBX Strong 3-wood that has now been in my bag for 9 months, and will be there until I break it (or a better Exotics fairway comes along). I briefly tried Callaway, Titleist, TaylorMade, and Ping fairways over those 6 or 7 years, and still have a Callaway Epic Sub-Zero 3-wood that is just collecting dust (also a Titleist 913F that a golfing buddy gave me in an attempt to get me to give up my Exotics fairways). However, I am VERY loyal to Exotics fairways and hybrids, and I am not about to change from what works best for me!
  23. Thank you for this great opportunity! Doug / Pennsylvania Current wedges: Scratch forged 50* + Vokey SM6 54-10 S-Grind and SM6 58* K-Grind Short game strength = bunker play and short pitches Short game weakness (besides putting) = wedge shots between 35-65 yards USGA Handicap Index = 12.9
  24. Ping G400 model that I would like to test = G400 LST Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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