Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:28 PM
Yep stick with the 12 degree if you're getting decent distance and more importantly, accuracy with it.
The higher the loft basically, the more backspin or lift ....you should get and what happens is that the higher backspin tends to counter some of the sidespin.
If you were to step down in loft on the driver, it may produce less backspin, and therefore open the door to encouraging more sideways spin.
There is of course a fine line between too much loft and too little ......... in terms of maximising your distance off the tee ........ and that line of course is at the optimum amount of loft for YOUR swing.
You can always get your swing measured at some point if you feel you are getting shortchanged in distance with your driver, but by the sounds of it, it's all going well.
As far as getting new irons, I'd first look at what you want to get out of the game, and what you are willing to put into it.
If you're happy with a once a week hit and am not too ambitious handicap wise, then look to getting some forgiving game improvement level cavity back irons.
If you want to go low though with your handicap and want to get out there a few days a week, and are prepared to put in the work, then I'd look for some muscleback / blade type clubs (less forgiveness, but more precise).
One thing I would highly reccomend though ........... before doing any of that though.......... is to go and have the "lie angles" on your existing irons checked.
Get them properly fitted to your current swing, and you will drop an amazing number of shots off your score immediately.