Originally Posted by Philpug
The brand of clubs have less to do with your game does than the brand of ski gear, any of the name brands are great. I would suggest not even bothering with any iron longer than a 5 (or even a 6) and go with utility clubs, hybrid or whatever you want to call them. If you are joining a club, I would suggest you buy at their pro shop than to save some $$ on line or at a Golf Galaxy. There might be minimums you have to spend, this would go towards that.
Lessons, lessons, lessons. Start now before you create bad habits.
I've got to disagree to some extent, although maybe when I get done we are saying theh same thing in different ways.
I agree, sort of, that Which Major Brand
may not be that important, but there is a HUGE difference between big box store type relatively low end clubs and any of the Major Brand
Also forged blades are wildly different than game improvement cavity backs. The same can be said for various metal wood designs what with offsets, head volumes, face angles and different shafts!
Stick with a major brand game improvement moderatley priced (Your measure of moderate---not mine) set to start combined with lessons
I do agree with phils set make up, eliminate the 5 and longer irons and replace with hybrids. I might suggest you even stay away from a driver for the frist season as well, using only a 3 wood.
Couple that with lessons and have some fun!
Clubs really need demoing just like skis, I take the demo model of what ever it is I am considering out for at least a 9 hole round, sometimes more than once, before I consider purchasing.
Just my .02
lets hear how it goes!