OK, hoes, here's the dilemma. I have about 7 sets of irons, 3 of which I'm considering for this season. None of my iron sets is a go without new grips, and I don't have the money to regrip them all.
So, I'm trying to decide between these three sets of clubs.
1) TaylorMade Rac LTs that I just picked up late last season at an estate sale. I played these for the remainder of last season and I hit them pretty straight. Shorter than my usual set, so I have to club up, but they've been pretty consistent.
2) Topflite Tour 2003 ("OMG") irons. I played these two seasons ago. They are stupid easy to hit, look better from address. As I recall, I hit them farther but tended to spray them a bit more; missing some left and some right. These are graphite shafted. Maybe has something to do with the lack of directional consistency?
3) KZG Evolutions, original version. These I had built to my specs, but about 15 years ago. They are still in great shape. These are also weaker-lofted. They obviously are less forgiving than either of the other two sets. They were built about 1/2 inch long and about 1 degree upright, based on my fitting at the time. I haven't played these irons in a few years, but the last time I legitimately broke 80 on a reasonably difficult par 72 course I was using these clubs. Shafts are R-400 steel.
So, how do I make the decision? Go to the range and hit 'em and see what feels/flies best? Go to a simulator, match lofts (since the numbers on the irons might not match), hit 7-10 shots and look at distance/dispersion? Other ideas?
I'd really like to pick the clubs that will optimize my chances of playing well and scoring well. I'm going to put some expensive-a$$ grips on, and I don't do my own grip work, so it'll probably run me almost $100 to get the re-grip done. Any ideas?