Hey golf aficionados!
I've searched the ends of the earth and found so much conflicting information that I'm making this thread in hopes of having a clear path of what I should do next to improve my golf game.
A little background:
I woke up one morning 3 years ago and decided to pick up golfing with my SO.
I walked into a Golf Town and bought a set of Cobra King F7 clubs that was on the floor (bag, driver, 3-wood, hybrid and 5-PW) in senior flex.
I then basically self-taught myself with various YouTube videos (cue laugh track).
Specifics about my game:
Couldn't hit driver last year and felt like it cost me a lot of shots. Since made a lot of progress at the range and hit it straight or slight slice ~220-230yds carry.
Can't hit 3-wood on the fairway but OK on tee. ~190-200yds
Hybrid is probably my best club. Always straight or slight draw, 170-180yds.
5-6 irons are impossible to hit for me, lots of chunks/mishits.
7 through PW and 50-54-58 are pretty good. 130-120-110-100-70-60-50yds approx. and mostly straight.
Putting stroke is good, distance control is meh.
Now... I've played a round with a retired golf instructor some months ago and he said that if my shafts were regulars instead I would be more consistent with my shots. This stayed stuck in the back of my mind.
Furthermore, I'm a short guy (5' 5" with 32" wrist-to-floor without shoes). Wherever I look, everything points to my clubs being ~0.5" too long and needing to be 1 or 2 degrees flat.
Currently, I'm about a 30HDCP when following the rules of golf to the letter.
Would a fitting be worth it at this point or should I suck it up, get lessons and keep playing with those clubs while having the thought that they're not fit for me in the back of my mind?
Budget is not an issue.
Thanks for your help!