At what point do players feel like they need a new or different set of irons? What is an indication that the clubs you are currently using are not a good fit? And when you hit with the "right" set, is it obvious or just a subjective feel?
I have three sets of clubs. The Adams A4's that I use on the course, and two others that I mess around with in the yard - Ben Hogan Radials and a set of Bel Air cavity backs from the 90's (I can't find anything about them on the internet but the guy who sold them said they were very pricey when new).
The thing is, my Adams don't feel much easier to hit compared to the older sets. Is it possible they are not right for me? Or maybe they just need to be fitted (I have to grip down for the sole to lay flat at address). Not looking for excuses - just curious if this a common issue.
I would guess that simply trying different GI irons is the only way to know but I don't like the idea of going to a golf shop and trying out their clubs if I end up not buying a set. Plus, there's the trust issue of being sold something I don't need.