Player Irons vs. Game Improvement Irons
I'm a beginning golfer. I'm nearing the eight month mark since the first time I swung a club.
I'm shooting in the mid-low 90s and my biggest problems are duffed shots off the fairway and a horribly inconsistent short game. I'm learning the game by myself and judging my mistakes through ball flight.
My first set of clubs was a VINTAGE set from the 1970s that I bought for way too much money on craigslist. Then I bought some new modern clubs that had some game improvement features. Then I found a deal on a set of Cobra Pro CB forged irons that was just too good to pass up (reputable distributor, don't worry).
My question is something I've been debating with my friends for a while now and I would really appreciate more input on the matter.
The way I see it, I'd rather play with irons that are VERY unforgiving in order to establish solid fundamentals. That way I know exactly when I hit the ball correctly and can work on repeating that feel. I know that I'm going to struggle more, but I also feel like I will have a more refined swing if I continue learning with the Pro CBs instead of getting to a decent level with game improvement irons and switching to more difficult ones later. My focus right now is learning how to swing properly. Not so much focused my scores.
I'm pretty competitive and I enjoy the challenge, but I was wondering if you guys thought playing with irons beyond my skill level would stunt/delay my growth, or provide the benefit of solid fundamentals. I don't think the run/walk comparison really applies here, because it's more like assisted walking vs unassisted walking... right?