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  1. From one Dawg to another…hope the surgery goes well. My discs have slight tears above and below L4 and below L5. I won’t bore you with the story but I’ve managed to avoid surgery and sleeping through the night now. If I walk, I can golf OK. Riding is just too much sitting. One thing I find funny though is when I swing a good swing I actually think it helps the old back. Kind of motivates me to swing smooth so I don’t end up on my knees.
  2. Play KBS 90’s. Like them a lot. As you noted launch is a touch higher, but I find their dispersion good.
  3. Tags do make it easier. The watch app is a simple tap then select club. The phone app does take more taps and can get you distracted from your round. I went through the same thing you’re trying to decide last Fall. Folks talk about missed shots and sensor replacement due to battery life of the Arccos sensors. I had a phone and smart watch already, so cost wise, I figured I’d try Golf Pad and with tags or watch I wouldn’t miss a shot. The convenience of the V3 does have me interested in it though since I wouldn’t have to worry about the phone. In the end I thought Arccos was too costly and the V3 hadn’t been around very long. The tags do what I need and the stats are enough for me. I do think Arccos is king for stats, but I’m not familiar with what Shotscope has.
  4. I’ve got the tags and I like them. Battery life on watch and phone has been good. The plays like distance seems to be good for me too. Their service, if you have questions about something, is top notch. I walk a lot, so the phone is in my left pocket and scanning tags has been reliable. If I forget to scan it’s easy to add a shot by the watch. I’ve found it to be accurate as well, except for one hole on my home course. However, one report of it out of the app and a few days later an email came saying see how it is now. Next day found out things were good. Even if you don’t have tags, the watch app is so well setup that I sometimes don’t bother to scan, particularly on the tee box. In the fairway I always scan for some reason. On the green I’ll do both at times.
  5. One swing on the sweet spot and you’re sold.
  6. I came from Ping GMax irons to TS-1s…distance is a tad longer with the TS-1s with a higher, better for me, flight. When you change loft you will change bounce…say you take your 25 degree club with 3 degree of bounce and make it a 24, you will have 2 degrees of bounce. You could build want you want at standard loft and hit them. You can change them after you know how you hit them if you don’t like what you’re seeing. I wish I had changed sooner to the TS-1s, but never thought a hack like me could swing them. More consistent and they are forgiving. My youngest plays D1 golf and they get their equipment from a large OEM. He thought I was nuts until he hit my 7 iron on a par 3. After his swing he said “wow, dad I think you made a good choice.”
  7. With Maltby they can build one club to your specs to try, but you buy that club. Most folks build a 7 or 6 iron to play, and if happy, order the rest.
  8. I now use a paid version of Golf Pad for use with my watch, but the free version does anything you could want on the course by phone. I’ve found it stable, good on the battery, and accurate.
  9. http://ralphmaltby.com/what-is-mpf/ It’s simply a tool for comparison of the head characteristics. Some like it and some don’t. Just like some like certain swing ideas and others don’t. Its C-dimension and Actual Vertical COG are keys for me when looking for clubs. Really it’s the head “physics” only. For example, for irons the formula evaluates five dimensional and mass properties of an iron head Vertical Center of Gravity Horizontal Center of Gravity Rearward Center of Gravity Geometric Center of the Face Moment of Inertia
  10. In my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry.
  11. TS-1 5-GW, TSW 54, M-Series 58. Standard lofts have been good for me but I don’t have your swing speed as my iron shafts are KBS90 regs.
  12. @Popeyehas hit both and swears by the TS-2 sole and says they blend well. I was going to do 5 with TS-2 and then 6-GW TS-1. But ended up all TS-1 as they’re so forgiving. TS-2s are thicker a little on sole and a fair amount on top line. Truth for me is I think I’d be better off with a TS-2 5 iron. To me the feel of the TS-1 is a little better than the TS-2. Not to say the TS-2 is bad in any way, just not quite as soft. I’ve read some folks have bent for loft and others left things alone and both groups were happy.
  13. I really like my TS-1’s. I’ve had them a few months now and wish I had changed to them sooner. The feel is addictive and causes me to want to find the center, so practice is kind of fun. They’re forgiving on thins and toes. The PW and GW aren’t as soft feeling as the 5-9, but they’re great too.
  14. Thank you fellas. Played 9 holes. Would have been a great nine for me except for two tee balls. Had been doing well and had the stupid thought that I was better than my handicap. Promptly pulled driver when it should have been my 3 Wood. Settled down for two holes and was dumb enough to do it again.
  15. Would love to be fitted, particularly with the thoughts on sight and alignment. Being able to fit the alignment lines to my eyes I hope would help me with short to 10 foot putts.
  16. Todd Mebane, NC Walk weekdays and late Sunday nines. 18’s on Saturdays have to ride. Mostly carry, but if it’s too hot, Clicgear 3.0.
  17. I’ve only had my TS-1s about two months but love their feel. Forgiving for me toe side and thin. Flight and spin are better than what I played previously. Though slightly higher lofted distance is better from a good shaft fitting. Like others have said, order one and test it. I came from a super game improvement club (12 HC) to TS-1 and never thought I could hit something like these. Should have made the change much sooner, enjoying golf more now. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. I had Ping Gmax and switched to Maltby TS-1s about two months ago. The Gmax were off the rack, but the Maltbys were fit. The Maltbys are 10 yards further per club, but it has to be due to the fitting for the right shaft and lie as lofts are somewhat comparable. Dispersion greatly improved. Whatever you do, I would get fit. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. Any update Manimal26? Hope things have warmed up and things are getting back to normal.
  20. I’m no fitter, but here’s my experience. I was recently fitted for Maltby TS-1 irons and lie set 2 degrees flat. With my old clubs I pulled left and those clubs (fitted) were 2 degrees upright. I’ve tried to make swing improvements as well. With the new clubs and a decent swing there is no pull, dead straight or rarely a slight touch of fade. If I do pull, the pull is nowhere near as large even if I think I’ve pulled. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  21. Mid Pines, Pine Needles and Dormie are great. Just for the experience, I’d try to get on Tobacco Road though as it’s so unique.
  22. I’m envious, you’ll have a great time. Courses - 2, 4, 3 is short and fun, 7, 8, Tobacco Road in Sanford (not far and worth it), Cradle for fun. The Deuce restaurant at Pinehurst...that way you have more time for golf!
  23. Get fit. Even if you’re just wanting to get out for a golf stroll, you’ll enjoy it more with clubs that fit. I was never fitted until my recent set. All I can say for certain is that I should have done it sooner.
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