My understanding is that it has to do with launch angle and not distance. If a Mfg can achieve a certain launch angle it is a 7 iron, regardless of the actual club loft or the added distance. Some of the extreme sets may not adhere to this, I don’t know.
And as already noted, with thinner faces and all sorts of trampoline effects built into distance clubs, dispersion may not be as good.
But, it might be worth your while to look into clubs newer than 2007 as technology has improved since then. There are any number of really good condition used clubs that are a few years old that will cost you a lot less. Do some research, hit some used clubs that fit your game and go from there.
The only issue with longer irons, is that game improvement might work better for you than players irons, but it may mean getting a look you don’t care for, but they might give you an easier launch and more forgiveness.
Something I learned from a friend a long time ago was that if you start flipping, which I had a tendency to do, focus on a spot about 2-3 inches in front of the ball (target side of the ball) instead of focusing on the ball itself. This always did the trick for me and I will even do it on the course if I start flipping or hitting shots fat.
I also bought a DST Compressor and practice with it regularly. Not a ton of balls but about 10-15 and that helps to ingrain the proper hand position. It's a curved club that forces you to put your hands in the impact position at address. If you're flipping, you'll know. Without a doubt.
I used a G30 SFT for a while and passed it on to our son. He still uses it and loves it. I played a Ping G driver and there was really no difference. I play Cobra now. FWIW, our son decided to keep the G30 over the G.
Great to hear Dr. Cain, the orthopedic doc on Tua’s case, say he expects full recovery. They were able to reduce the pelvis at the stadium prior to departure to the hospital. That’s some awesome Ortho work there.
Other good news...OU came back from their largest deficit in school history (25pts) and beat Baylor.