Most amateur golfers won’t be spending a lot of money on new clubs every year. Instead we find a set we like and use them for several years before upgrading.
During that time however, it can be noticeable that you’ll start to get a lack of performance from your clubs. You may put this down to your game not being quite in the groove.
However, if you are experiencing a lack of control with your approach shots into the green in particular, then you may need to get your grooves checked out.