I'm 29 now and I'm getting back into golf. I used to play often when I was in my late teens (15-19) and then occasionally during my early 20s. It's been a good 4 years since I've played much at all and I've just recently gotten the bug back that I had ~10 years ago.
The set I have now are the ones I've had since I was 15. My Dad bought me a box set from WalMart and I honestly don't even know the name of them. They're pretty crummy but they held me well for what they were. My driver is definitely broken to some extent, as it has something jumping around in there. My biggest concern with them is that the club heads are turned in a little, to compensate for slicing. I'm concerned that's grown on me and getting normal clubs will make me relearn some things. But that said, I feel like I just need to get away from them to be able to make the move to getting better.
I've been doing some research on finding a new set and I'm quite at a loss on what to look for. I haven't set a budget yet, as I'm afraid it might keep me to boxed sets only. I could do it piece by piece (irons, then driver, then bag, then putter, then wedge, etc). I have a decent putter that I bought separately, and I'm comfortable with. With a new irons set, I'd have a wedge I could get by with until I could buy something more specific. My existing bag would be sufficient for awhile as well.
I've read that many people advise to go and get fitted, but I feel like my budget wouldn't allow me to really purchase what they're selling so I wouldn't want to waste someone's time.
I'm curious to hear what advice you all may have for someone looking to get back into the swing of things (sorry, that just rolled...). I feel like the clubs I have just don't make sense to continue moving forward with, even if that means I have to get another boxed set.