About a year and a half ago I decided to take up golf again, having played quite a bit when I was younger, and currently living on a golf course it seemed like a reasonable thing to do. I decided that I would buy a set of irons just to see if I could still actually hit the ball. So I bought a 5i,6i,7i,8i,9i,PW. Callaway RAZR X's with steel Uniflex shafts. Mind you I haven't actually played a round of golf yet, but I have spent a lot of time hitting golf balls on the range. I'm considering investing in a complete set now, but one thing concerns me...durability. In just over a year of hitting golf balls I have snapped the shaft on my 7i three times, the 6i three times, and the 5i two times. Callaway was nice enough to reshaft them for me at no charge for the first year, but now they're out of warranty, so having to reshaft half a dozen clubs a summer isn't very inviting. Especially since there isn't a Pro Shop within 75 miles, so I have to box them up and send them back to Callaway to get them reshafted.
I have no idea what my swing speed is, but at my age I only hit the 7i about 155, although I constantly work on increasing my distance. I played my last set of steel shafted clubs for fifteen years and never snapped a shaft. So why do these Callaway shafts snap so darn easily? Also, I live in a small town and there is no such thing as a Pro Shop or fitting center within 75 miles so I was hoping to just buy a set of clubs online with a standard lie and flex and be happy hacking it around the course. That is of course so long as I don't have to reshaft one every month.
Any recommendations would be appreciated. Mostly I'm looking for advice on shafts. Keep in mind though that I'm more concerned about durability than playability. I can play fairly well with just about anything, thanks mostly to having a very good short game.