I'm looking to replace my irons and I'm finding it quite complicated.
First off I'm currently sporting MD Golf 3-SW which must be about 10 Years old. These were oversize, cavity backed 'game improvement irons' bought off the shelf. I've got on well with them but now I'm far from a beginner (6hcp), they are a bit worn and who is to know if they are the correct fit!. I'm fairly convinced they don't suit me as some of my distances are a bit weak although I can produce arrow straight mid iron shots at will. Needless to say they need replaced.
The problem is I find it so hard to narrow it down to what I want. I'm fairly sure I want some kind of 'player's iron'. In fact I like the look of some blades quite a lot. I like the tradition, I like the style and I like the simplicity of a nice blade like Miura Blades 2007. I like the idea that I would get a very good fitting for them. I've seen them for 825gbp and that price I like but I've also seen them quoted for 1300gbp- crazy!
Lastly I worry that for the sake of vanity or nice to look at clubs (which I would feel good about) and bearing in mind they are very good quality of course, I still wonder if I'd be doing myself a disservice by not going for something that is a bit more forgiving? There is no point in being billy big balls with the blades if they are going to cost me a stroke or any part of a stroke per round. I suppose it is a question of the gain in workability vs the punishment for off centre strikes.
This leads me to think about alternatives. Cheaper alternatives. If I could get players irons on ebay for less than 200gbp then what about that? Something like MP33s. I suppose the issues with that are performance and value. Performance an issue if the clubs are worn or old but more than that because they wont be fitted. I'll be honest I don't get how other golfers on this forum with low handicaps can go to ebay for clubs which aren't going to be fitted...are they? Maybe I am overestimating the value of a good fitting? Performance also an issue with MP33 I guess is that they probably aren't as good a club as the Miura Blades that I mentioned above. Again this is hard to quantify?
I mean for all I know I might get along like a house on fire with cheaper blades like the MP33s off ebay. Then there is cost. Is 1300 ever justifiable whenever a 200 quid set could yield great results anyway? I also worry about counterfeit clubs on ebay.
I apologise for the rambing nature of this post and it's probably hard to provide me answers. Please treat most of the questions above as rhetorical because I don't think there are any right or wrong answers. What I would like to know is if anyone can link some blades from EBAY UK such as the MP33s which look like a good deal. Titlesit/Mizuno etc all considered.
I just find it so hard to select a good set myself.