Hello, I am new to this forum. I am 34 years old and started golfing about 10 years ago. I only played golf about 2-3 times a year (mostly in charity tournaments), until this year where I plan on golfing once every week. I feel it's time to take lessons before I start or even continue some bad habits. The weather has been unusually warm so far this year in PA, allowing me to begin early. I am 6'-3", 202 lbs. After using online club fitting calculators, they require an additional length of 3/4". I am scheduling a fitting appointment within a few weeks to verify the length required. I currently play with standard length clubs and I am afraid it may be negatively affecting my game.
My dilemma, of course, is.. Should I buy new clubs now and get fitted before taking lessons -or- take lessons first with my standard length clubs then buy new clubs and get fitted?
I am thinking that taking lessons with clubs that fit me would be the better decision, but then, lessons will most likely change my stance, swing, etc. which may require different club sizes. I make a modest living as a licensed engineer to where I can now afford a higher quality set and get them fitted to my needs. Having said that, I would prefer to buy only one custom set to last me until I require a different setup. Honestly, my wife would only let me buy one set anyway, so it is important that I make the right decision once.
Please help. Thanks much in advance.