Recently, after having a sudden teenage growth spurt, I thought it was time to make the change from junior to men’s clubs. Luckily the date of this change coincided with my birthday. So, after purchasing an MD Golf package and being reassured by the salesman that these were the perfect clubs for my game, I set off for my local course, hoping for my game to suddenly improve.

At this time I also changed to a new golf teacher who during my first lesson explained to me that a number of problems with my swing were due to being too slender and light for the steel-shafted irons which I had just previously bought. However, at the beginning of my second lesson my teacher lent me a Callaway X-22 graphite iron to practice with. The improvement was immediate – it was as if a magic wand had been waved.

This left me with a big problem. I had a set of lovely, almost unused MD clubs when now all I longed for were a set of very pricey Callaway X-22 irons. Unfortunately my wish for the Callaway X-22‘s did not come true, but luck did come my way as my dad was convinced to take up golf and in doing so offered to buy me a set of Wilson graphite irons in exchange for my MD set.

If, like me, you are a budding teenage golfer who is making the same transition as I was, do not make the mistake of buying clubs without the advice of someone who has seen and knows your swing. If you are also not the bulkiest of builds, opt for graphite irons, as they are a much lighter and an easier club to use.

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