Thanks for the advice guys. Agreed, no piece of equipment will make anyone a good golfer without some basic technique and I plan to work on that. However, I've found the right equipment often makes learning faster and less frustrating, so I'll pop for whatever clubs the instructor finally suggests. If I come across a nice set used, I'll scoop those up, but won't be afraid of a new purchase either. We'll be out there tomorrow with our no-name irons. Duck, Matt, duck and cover.