97 again at Grandview today. That's three 97s in a row. 5 pars. 5 bogeys. 6 doubles and 2 triple or worse bogeys. I need to concentrate on them blowup holes. I hit 9 fairways and 3 GIR. Lots of room for improvement but another fun day even with the light sprinkles we had for a few holes.
Nothing wrong with trying to hit a 2-iron even at a 17 handicap. As stated before it takes serious clubhead speed to hit a 2-iron.
The general rule of thumb is if you can't hit your driver 270 yards in the air, dump the 2-iron, less than 250 yards dump the 3-iron, and so on. I am able to hit a 2 and 3-iron with decent results, I just choose not to.
The girl who beat my kid by one at a recent tournament marked her ball to the side, and would replace it in front, and she did this a few times. I don't understand how even your integrity is worth a 3% advantage on a 33" putt… but I've seen enough people do it ALL the time that it's clearly worth it to them.
The other much more worse thing was that, on the 14th hole, she hit her ball into the woods left of the fairway. I saw it go in with @saevel25 and we went to look for it. We found one ball, another guy found another ball. The second ball was her ball, and the dad came over and was pushing down all the leaves and sticks "near" (clearly improving the LIE of the ball) saying "can we identify her ball?" NO, you can't, you jerk, and that's not how you identify a ball - you don't improve the lie so you can see the "sides" of the ball - you mark, lift, and identify.
Her ball came out WAY too cleanly for the lie she originally had. 😛
This same dad would also often walk across a fairway and stop at a point and fold his arms across his chest so his daughter would laser him to know where to hit it and what the distance was. This is a violation of the "advice" rule(s).
10 yards is 30 feet. I wouldn't trade an old, reliable, friend for an extra 300 toenails; but that's just me. It sounds like you want to make the move and, as @Patch said, it is doable. Go for it...see how you like it. It's not like you are going to lose your Tour card if things don't go according to plan.
I would, however, compare the weight of the new head to the weight of the old. That and significant differences in the distance from the bottom of the bore to the "sole line" can affect the feel of the shaft. Good luck in any case.