It seems that companies come out with the ‘latest and greatest’ technology every year. But if it’s not going to help your game in a drastic way, should you upgrade? Most amateur golfers do not see a big difference in new clubs year to year, but I would recommend changing out your set every 3-4 years if possible, especially if you are playing with hand-me-downs that are older that you are. Be mindful of the lofts on the latest irons. Make sure you do your research and compare them to your current set. Most companies have stronger loft angles than a few years ago, making you think you’re hitting the ball further with new clubs.
Go to your local club fitter or golf club/store and try out some new clubs, compare them to yours, and don’t be afraid to keep your own set if they are only a few years old and still get the job done.