Hi all - first post here and looking forward to learning from all of you!
I've played golf in earnest for 3 years - first with some wilson sam sneads I picked up at a garage sale, then with some TM TP CBs I bought from my neighbor. I still have those TM's for my irons, and an Adams driver, which I hit ok - usually 200-225 and straight enough if I don't try to hit too hard. What really stinks is my iron play - particularly anything longer than a 9 iron. Because i don't drive real far, i'm commonly left with a 150 + yard shot on my second shot. I need to be able to hit better from the middle distances. I'm a little better from 9-PW distance in terms of accuracy, cleaner striking, and straighter shots. I know most of it is my own lack of ability, but would it be worth it to try some different clubs to help myself out? I typically shoot in the mid to upper 40's for 9 holes. A good day lands me between 40 and 45. I'm kind of a minimalist, so I don't want to chase the holy grail too much! :) I just want a little help that can help me today, and still be applicable to tomorrow, or even 5-10 years from now. I hit my buddy's Nike SQ Machspeeds and that got me thinking how nice it would be to have more forgiving clubs. MY TM CBs felt pretty harsh by comparison - could be the stiff steel shaft, but I honestly don't know enough about this stuff to fairly evaluate.
So...should I look at clubs (please throw out a few solid choices) or look into reshafting my own clubs...or should I just take a lesson or two, get fitted, and go from there?
I should add that I've demo-ed jpx800s the aforementioned Nikes, some ping g15s, and some i10s. They all felt ok but I think I need to get fitted and really get acquainted with/commit to one set of clubs. Too much demo-ing messes with my head! :) Thanks for the input!