Using 1999 King Cobra Oversize - 26yo - Will new clubs make a difference? If so, best value?
Hey there everyone, I just joined the community today!
The Intro: I am 26yo - 6'1" - 195lbs, I have been "golfing" my whole life, but only started taking it seriously this summer. I was blessed with great hand-eye coordination which has been a great help in developing my swing, which people say looks 'natural'. I can smack the snot out of a driver (Taylormade Burner 460Ti), as can anyone, but every once in a while when I stop trying to swing, and start focusing on square impact - I can hit a 306yd drive down the middle - So I know I am capable of developing a great game.
The Problem: My irons (1999 King Cobra Over-Sized) are about as basic as they get, they are not pretty but I can hit some decent shots (50% fairways).
I average between 93-105 each round this summer, and I find that 99% of the time I am missing the GiR by 1-2 strokes. Which leads me to believe my short-irons are to blame.
The Question: Will new irons make a difference? to be more specific, because new irons (like the P760) would likely make a difference, how much money should I spend on a new set of 7 irons to get more forgiveness on the course? e.g. can I get away with $400-$500 set to at least bridge the gap until I can spend $1400 on a new set of Callaway Apex Pros or other great irons?
TL/DR: I've been using 20yo irons, how much money do I need to spend on replacements in order to see substantial gain in my iron game?