>>My son, 16 yr old, and now below a 10 handicap plays steel
I like the DCI's myself. They do come in an oversize if you want to play
the same club as your son.
>>I took a lesson the other day and was trying the Titleist 975d vs the
GBB. My pro loves the Titleist driver. <<
I hit the Titleist Driver also down at GS. I loved it myself. I was
getting 4-5 mph more out of it than my Taylor Made, but I have no idea
why as they were the same length.
I can't say what club is best for you. I can say that likely 80% of the
club is the shaft. Gettin the proper flex, and the proper weight so you
can feel the clubhead to your liking is crucial.
If you get a chance to look at the Harvey Penick Plus irons, I think
they are beautiful. I am placing a shaft in a 5 iron tonight to try
tomorrow. If I like it better than the Tour Cavity it looks like I'll
have another set. They are more expensive, however. The face is made of
titanium and the head is a tad larger.
If you like the look of Ping irons, you could try the Golfsmith XPC3
irons. For a little more money they come in nickel, although testing has
reported that not even touring pros can tell if they are hitting a
forged club or a cast club.
My own thoughts are that you need to be able to hit a variety of clubs
with different flexes because barring your clubs being dead wrong for
you, the clubs won't improve your game, per se. However, if you feel
better with them in your hands, and they look better, you will have more
confidence. That, by itself, will go a long way to making you enjoy the
game more and likely play better.