Originally Posted by Deimos
It is a bit ironic. In buying the 800s i bought clubs that were better than i deserved. I thought i wouldn't need to upgrade for a while and could sink future $ into lessons.
That irony occurs frequently - I've wanted to stop spending money on clubs for the last 4 years. Thought I'd buy a driver every 2 years, replace my high lofted wedges every 2 years, and Irons every 5-6 years. Putter stays forever, as do fairways and low loft hybrids, as I've found fairways and low lofted hybrids the most difficult to fit.
My recent story (there are many other horror stories about clubs - I could write a book):
I listened to my club maker about Taylormade and went with his advice - uh, no, the RBZ Lines and R1 are not for Regular Joes with 90 SS. Now the RBZ Driver is for a regular Joe. But being a Regular Joe, I would look at Adams Tight Lies 2013 Fairways or Bobby Jones Woods and Hybrids. Both are gems for regular guys. Callaway XHots are great for regular Joes if shaft lengths are cut by an inch. Admittedly, I haven't tried Nike, Cobra, etc. But I was looking for more of a shallow face fairway and hybrid that are not large with an easy to hit shaft in a traditional shaft length.
I'm almost through with the club search, and I have taken lessons, in fact, from mvmac, iacas, and Dana Dahlquist, and all are top notch. I have learned much in the last 6 months. Books and watching video are not enough - you need a guy.