So I'm currently rebuilding a bag after 4 year lay off (sold most of the clubs, not expecting to play again).
Wife begged me to just buy what I need (begged me "not to get into that club-making, shafts/heads etc arriving/leaving in the post nightmare again" etc). Sure, honey....!
Main expense has been the putter. Figured that I play half the shots of a round with that one club (esp when I'm 3-putting), so.....
Spent over an hour in the shop, came out with the ugliest putter (TM Spider with SuperStroke grip), but couldn't miss the hole with it in the shop.
Played one 9-hole round so far, wasn't working quite as well..... So just some practice needed on real greens, right?
Went to the practice this morning, and to compare to the Spider, I dusted off an old Dynacraft thing that cost me a grand total of 20 bucks years ago from an FGI'er. The Dynacraft was easily the most accurate, and best for distance control down and up slope.
Wife when I get back : "Still happy with that expensive putter?"