Last weekend was Demo Day at my home course. I've been thinking about upgrading my clubs for the past year or two, and went there to seriously try some clubs. I mainly wanted to try the Ping G15s, as I've hit them decently in the past, but was highly surprised. I didn't hit the Pings very well, but I did hit the Titleist AP1s very very well. The Titleist rep was very helpful, even going so far as to fit me for custom clubs (he was able to adjust his clubs on-site). Once I got my hands on a 1/2" shortened club with a 2 degree flat lie, every single shot went right where I was aimed, even with the 4 iron, which is certainly not the case with my current clubs. I actually hit the AP1 four iron better than my current 4 hybrid, which really surprised me. There is another demo day near my house this coming weekend and I'm thinking about going to try the AP1s again. If I hit them as well as I did last weekend, I'm going to have a real struggle over wether to buy them or not.
My questions are this: I'm torn between buying clubs and getting a few lessons. I know I should get lessons first, and that lessons are by far the best thing for my game, but I'm still torn on what to do. My current clubs are an old boxed set I spent ~ $300 on four years ago, when I was first getting into the game and didn't know if I'd stick with it. I know lessons are going to be the best thing for me, but I've been really wanting to upgrade my clubs for awhile now, so I'm really really torn. Any advice?
My second question is: Does anyone use the AP1s? If so, what are your thoughts on them? Are they quality clubs?