Originally Posted by LBlack14
I can buy a whole, quality set for under $200 used. I ain't talkin' Walmart either. If he plays once a week and doesn't have a repeatable swing, how are you gonna get a true fitting. He could go to 3 different fitters and get 3 entirely different results and suck at all 3 set ups. I get tired of hearing the "Get fit" cry when for MOST it's a waste of time and money. Take it and spend it on greens fees or even lessons. No offense.
I am not trying to "call you out" or debate with you. I am simply saying that if this individual is interested in purchasing a set of clubs that they intend on using for years to come and perhaps take golf seriously, then it would be well worth it to invest in a fitting, or even lesson, or both if you're venturing out there. If you read what the OP said here; "With that said, I would appreciate any input as to what irons would be appropriate for a novice/amateur weekend golfer. I have not visited any golf stores yet for size/measurements or computer readings. After reviewing the latest equipment on golfer's digest, I am clueless as to what I would need.", you would see that it is clear that they may intend on seeking out a fitting by use of the word "yet". With his other comment, "after reviewing the latest equipment on golfer's digest, I am clueless as to what I would need", I was led to believe that he is interested in purchasing something new. Even the new line-up that would be advertised by golfer's digest is going to be well over $200 even if the clubs are used. And if they are intent on spending the amount of money that I originally referenced, it would not make sense to skip the fitting and pull a set off of the wall. If you're buying something that will last, make sure it fits you.
My wife would never buy a pink shag rug for our living room just because it's cheaper, or on sale. She would buy what matched our home... "and I ain't talkin' K-Mart either".
Hopefully this clarifies where I was going, because I surely was not advocating the "Stop asking questions and go get a fitting" "cry" that you manifested.
Oh, no offense taken.