Golf started off as a good way to spend a few hours on a sunny day with my buddies, have some beers and have a good time. I was your straight-up hacker, starting off in the 120's. But last summer... I caught the bug. I started really investing some time and effort into improving my game. Hitting the driving range 2-3 times a week, and trying to fit in a couple of rounds on top of that. My game slowly progressed, and as the summer winded down I was chipping away at my scores (usually into the 108-112 range).
The point of this thread, is the set of clubs I have. I started off with hand-me downs from a friend that he started with. Fairway Target clubs, purchased at SportChek for around $120 (and yes, that's EVERYTHING- driver, 2 woods, irons). In the summer I slowly began improving the bag with a TaylorMade Burner driver, Cobra S9-1 3W & 5W, and a Cobra Baffler Hybrid.
Just this past Thursday, I finally broke a 100 (shooting a 95 on the par 72, 18 hole course). A great achievement for myself. I've decided it's time to ditch the old cheap irons and invest in something decent. I know they aren't going to miraculously change my game, but anything could be better than the irons I'm hitting. My question is- Did you guys see a dramatic change in feel when you finally purchased a set of decent irons? I'm going to hit the range, swing every iron in my price range and see what feels best. Steel shaft, cavity back and wide-soles seem to be the way to go. Not worried about shaping, just consistent ball contact.