I've been playing golf for a few years now, I'm generally a bogey golfer, but I can shoot lower when I'm in the zone :p My dad bought a set of clubs off ebay (just a cheapie dunlop set, no more than $180), and I've been playing with these for a few years. I've replaced the putter, and added a sand and lob wedge.
Of the original set, the 3 wood cracked, and the driver head broke off. I got an RBZ 3 wood for christmas, and now I'm looking into buying a driver. However, I'm very stingy when it comes to money, and so I'm looking to buy online, as the prices are far far cheaper than in store. Local stores charge about $50 for a fitting, which is taken off if you buy the club there. But buying a nice driver online would save me approximately $100, and this is money I'd rather spend on playing.
Essentially, my question is whether getting fitted is completely necessary, and should I simply do my research, and buy a decent driver online? Because I think that I'm probably able to hit any club fairly decently, especially these modern drivers. For what it's worth, I've hit a buddy's R11S driver a few times, and I loved it.
I hit the ball a normal height, and I've got a slight tendency to fade the ball, but I can work it both ways.
Thanks for your help!