I'm 26 and I've been playing golf for about six months. I bought a set of Strata beginner clubs for about $200 and I've taken about five lessons with the same instructor. My instructor claims I am progressing rapidly and have already outgrown my cheap clubs. He has offered to fit me for new clubs for free, so once I have my fit I will be looking to buy new clubs. As I am a beginner, I have no idea what brands of clubs would be best, and no idea what a fair price is. I don't want to break the bank and I don't need top of the line clubs, but I want a significant upgrade from my first set and I am probably willing to spend in the $500 to $1,000 range on a full set. In case it matters, I am about 6'2" and 240 lbs with a big but athletic frame. I would appreciate any thoughts on good brands, or any buying advice in general.
Thanks a lot in advance!