I have been playing golf for about 9 months, and almost right away, I bought new Taylormade Burner 2.0 irons and Burner Superfast Hybrids / 3 Wood / Driver. I really like the clubs and have been able to pick up the sport quickly, but I have already broken two clubs! This seems pretty soon for them to give out, and I am trying to figure out what the issue is. The clubs that have broken are the 3 Wood (Graphite, Stiff) and the PW (Steel, Regular). Both snapped at the base of the shaft where it attaches to the club. As I was learning to hit consistently, I generally used those two clubs the most at the range. Especially with the pitching wedge, I had some shots when I caught the mat very fat or hit the ball on the heel near the shaft. However, both clubs broke during what felt like an immaculate hit (i.e. it's not that I hit the ground at high speed, but instead both hits struck the ball cleanly at or very close to the sweet spot).
My questions are as follows: (i) Is it normal to break clubs that are this new and are stored indoors? (ii) My swing speed has improved dramatically during the past 9 months to the point that I naturally swing the club very quickly. My shafts are regular stiffness. Could this be the issue? (iii) Is there some type of maintenance or care that I'm neglecting?
I'd like to buy a new set with stiffer shafts in the next 6 months or so, but I want to figure out why I keep breaking clubs before I open my wallet again.
Thanks in advance for your insight.