My brother is a scratch golfer and just got the new TM Stage 2 driver and three wood. He handed me down his old R11 driver and 3 wood. I have been using an old Cleveland Launcher 460 driver and I think it is a Ping G320 3 wood. My driver was 9.5 and 3W 13 degrees. The R11 is 9 and 3W 14.5. The R11 are set up neutral. I am a 12 hcp who has improved from a 25 this summer. I have made progress, but seemed a little overmatched by the clubs. I hit Callaway X forged irons about 5 or 6 years old and hit them well, but it took me a while to get used to them and figure out how best to hit them this summer.
I hit them for the first time on the range. The seemed to be much hotter off the face and with good distance, but I was a little wild with them. I struggled with point of contact a bit. That may have been an off day, but I felt that I needed some time to get used to hitting them and adjust to them. Is that right? or should I be solid enough to hit any club well? I have heard of pros having struggles with adjusting to new clubs, should I expect to struggle a bit with them until I get used to them? Should I put them in play right away or spend more time on the range with them? Should I get them set up for me because I have a tendency to slice/fade or leave them at neutral?