I'm about to embark on taking up the game again. I played a bunch in High School, and occasionally throughout my 20's. I'll be 37 this fall, and am about to take the game up again... I once considered myself a bogie golfer on the local city course.
As far as clubs go, depending on if the father in-law still has them (he was storing them... I think), I have a set of old Spalding clubs purchased when I was in high school around 1992ish. I'm now 6'5", with a 41" wrist to floor measurement. So my basic thoughts have been thus far:
1. Most of the online "clone" makers have varied from +.5" to +2" shafts, stiff flex, and +2/3 upright lies. I'm really not partial to the old clubs, as they have always been a bit small... I was over 6' all through high school. So this brings me around to Pinemeadow/Gigagolf/Hireko vs Names... not a "clone" vs "real" debate.
2. What clubs do I really need to start? I'll probably spend my time "practicing" on the local city course I've played before. My budget given is $250. With that said I'm thinking 3w, 4h, 5,7,9,P,S...? I already have a pretty decent Calloway driver from about ten years ago... But I'm thinking of just leaving that out of the bag because I slice like a monster sometimes.
My thinking behind this is that to par a course you really only need center fairway, good approach, 2 putts. Instead of aiming pin high and letting it go, while missing quite often, that a more tactical approach to the game would yield much better results.
I can add clubs from my old set... maybe even the wedges, and add clubs as I feel I need. I can order that setup from Gigagolf and the others and escape my initial club purchase around $200...
So what are your thoughts on clubs to carry, considering my goals?