I've got the itch to replace some of the older gear that I've been carrying around and am trying to figure out where the money is best spent. I know, lessons, let's get that out of the way. . I tend to buy and hold (great investment advice too) and therefore I'm many generations behind in golf technology. Plus I'm thrifty (cheap?) so last year tech is ok with me too.
Current driver is a Callaway Big Bertha 460 10.5-R that I've used for several years. Overall, I hit it pretty well but have lost some distance over the years. Getting out-driven by my playing partners is no fun, so I'm looking to replace it. I've found a demo Callaway Epic Flash 10.5, Mitsubishi Tensei Blue R driver in a local shop at a pretty nice price that seems right based on their launch monitor.
On the other hand, my irons are self-built Snake Eyes 675XC 5-PW, FST115 shafts, that I still think are pretty sharp. I hit them pretty well. No real complaints. But, I feel like I'm losing distance. Again, I've got the itch and have found a set of Srixon Z-565 irons at a local shop that I like. The set is 7-AW, so I would probably buy a 6 iron to fill out the set.
Hybrids and FWs are another story for another day.
So, with the driver and irons being roughly the same price, where's the best bang for the buck? More distance off the tee to set up shorter approach shots? More modern irons to add distance and accuracy?