I first played golf as a teen and then through college (not competitively). I gave it up after college because I couldn't afford it once I had to pay for it for a bit while I established myself in my career. Started playing again 17 months ago and have completely fallen in love with the sport but found it completely different picking it up at 34 years old after a 12 year hiatus (and 55 pounds lighter than in college). I've worked my way from 28 handicap on January 1 this year to as low as a 19.2 though it's currently at 22. I struggled for a bit when I got new irons to replace the used set gifted to me by a friend.
Here's my gear if you're interested:
DR: Nike VRS
3 Wood: Nike SQ Dyno
3H: Taylormade Burner Rescue
5H: Taylormade Burner Rescue
Irons 4-PW: Mizuno HP-M4
SW: An old Calloway X
GW: No brand, just a crappy 52 degree that I bought for 20 bucks
PT: Odyssey dual force 2
The main thing I'm working on right now is a Steady Head. It's the key to me hitting what is decent for me. When it's steady, solid contact with a 7 iron going 155-160. When I don't it's chunk city. I'm making progress, played 18 this morning without a single chunk and shot 88.