When I asked what he meant by that his reply was "you know, just starting out and go straight for the expensive kit".
The fact is I got fitted and these were recommended to suit me as a G.I. set and were also on offer with £100 off the price.
Golf clubs are expensive, so personally I see no reason to pay for a cheap(er) set now only to have to fork out again in the future for better clubs.
My clubs are an investment and I see no reason to look down on someone just because their choice of clubs happen to sit at either the cheap or expensive end of the price range.
With regards to balls I would however like to point out that I'm currently paying £14 for 18 balls, I have no intention of paying upwards of £30 per dozen with the amount I'll be losing!