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Full agreement with this post - if you're a beginner, you won't be leveraging the benefits of mid, let alone, higher priced balls.  Look for the softest cheapest balls you can find, and stock up on them.  You may, um, be losing a few per round. 
I've been a Callaway fanboy since the day I couldn't afford their irons.  As I've graduated to a more acceptable disposable income, I am once again believing in ELY.  I feel as though they'd lost their way the last 5-6 years, but the new offerings are getting them back to where they should be - on the front page.  Best of luck to my preferred golf club manufacturer, many of us are rooting for you.  
Friendly opinion - it doesn't sound like you need a new set of irons, you're simply in the want, which is fine, that's why we're all equipment junkies.  My only recommendation, and take this with a grain of salt (I'm a +14), is to stick with your current iron manufacturer.  If you're hitting to a +0.2, then you've obviously become accustomed to the sound, feel, look, trajectory, and distance control of your current set.  Going to a shiny new forged or cavity back set...
I walked into one of the local golf retail stores yesterday, not expecting to buy anything, and not believing the Boxing week hype.  Pleasant surprise, wonderful sale on demo clubs if that's your thing...here's what I was able to pick up:   Callaway RAZR Fit Driver (9.5*, Stiff) - no head-cover, and no adjustment tool - $99.99 Taylor Made R11 Ti 5 Wood (Stiff) - no head-cover, and no adjustment tool - $99.99 Taylor Made Rocketballz 50* Gap Wedge -...
Hi, I'll try to keep it short, but here's my experience after playing with an R11S and RBZ Tour 3 wood.  I left both in their standard configuration, and I opted for stiff shafts.  My quick take:   RBZ Tour was longer for me by about 5-10 yards per drive The R11S was the more accurate of the two - less dispersion The R11S seemed less wobbly (I know, great technical term), hence, stiffer - which I like RBZ Tour seemed lighter, but I didn't compare the...
  OK, fair point, and I should have emphasized "sale" price in my original post.  For instance, my local retailer has the Callaway Diablo Tour's on sale for $19.00 a dozen.  I'll probably buy five or so dozen, and use them over the course of a summer or two...At this price, there's not much difference between my rookie ball (Top Flite Titanium TI X-Outs - how's that for accepting my status in the golfing world), and the ones I'm gaming now.   Over the years, I've moved...
I can't say I've ever subscribed to the theory that a mid to high handicapper should play tour priced balls (i.e. Pro V1's).  The original question doesn't call for debating the merits of tour priced balls for 85 MPH swing speeds, but I digress.   I alternate between the following, depending on sale price:   1. Callaway Diablo Tour 2. Titleist NXT Tour
These are my driving range distances, so I would take about 5-10 yards off when playing:   Driver: 265 Hybrid (20 deg): 210 4I: 195 5I: 185 6I: 175 7I: 160 8I: 150 9I: 140 PW: 130 GW: 115 SW: 100   Currently playing with a 2006 set of Callaway Big Bertha irons, with no 3 iron.  Moving up to a new/old set of X-12's, with softer lofts.
I haven't played regularly for the last 8 years (kids, wife, life, you know), but my two fondest golf memories are without doubt when I broke 80, twice...and they were both witnessed by my best buddy, who happens to be my fiercest golf competitor.  Sweet.   77 and 79
I wish this question had not been posed, but it's obvious after performing an inventory check, that I have a mild addiction to turn of the millennium irons.  Here's my list:   Taylor Made Midsize Burners (3-PW, steel, first iron set, gave them away to charity) Taylor Made LCG (3-PW, steel, gave them away to charity) Callaway X-12 (3-PW, steel) - personal favourite Callaway X-14 (3-PW, steel) Callaway Big Bertha 2002 (3-PW, steel) Callaway X-16...
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