Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:14 AM
I bought Brosnans 2 years ago, mainly because I had no idea if I'd be playing more than once or twice a year, so picked the cheapest set. Since then the bug has got me, and I have been slowly upgrading the set ever since, particularly in the last year. Now have a Nike driver, Macgregor FW and Hybrid, Srixon forged wedges and Odyssey putter. Only thing left is the irons, and am in the process of getting Mizuno prices from the states.
The Brosnan driver was terrible, worst club I've ever hit, FWs were ok but nothing compared to the macgregor. Hybrid pretty average, and Irons ok, but to hit a Mizuno in comparison with a good shaft is chalk and cheese. I haven't had any problems with things falling apart, but I don't think they have helped my game at all.
If you are planning on playing more than a 5 times a year, go with what people above are recommending and get a decent set. They may cost you twice as much, but they will be twice as good, there is no doubt about that. If you aren't sure about getting from the states, then have a look at current specials here with Callaway X20 or X18, or Taylormade. You could probably do worse than picking up a set of Macgregors as well for a good price.
Better off getting a new, but 07/08 model of club, or even a good condition used club than a set of Brosnans.