Kid's Golf Clubs
About Kid's Golf Clubs
Getting a junior started in the game of golf might seem like an expensive and complicated endeavor. It’s important, however, to remember that the ultimate goal when introducing a young boy or girl to the game is that they have fun.
While at one time it was seen as perfectly acceptable to start a junior with an “adult” golf club that had simply been cut down, it is now widely acknowledged that even with a shorter shaft length that the heavier weight of an adult club is likely to create poor swing habits, which was the original motivation for manufacturers to create lightweight clubs specifically for children.
One thing to keep in mind in terms of cost will be the construction of the driver in any given set. Drivers that are made of lightweight titanium will come at a higher cost, but those clubs will also deliver improved playability.
For junior golfers who are true beginners, however, a driver that’s made of steel or aluminum will more than suffice until those players start to show signs of improvement or advance to the point that they’d like to compete in tournaments.
How To Size Kid's Golf Clubs?
In terms of fitting, almost universally junior clubs are fit to players by their height as opposed to their age. If a junior golfer falls into a middle ground of sorts between two sets, it’s fine to go with the set designed for the taller player. But buying clubs with the specific intent that a young golfer will “grow” into them isn’t ideal, as shafts that are too long are likely to lead to inconsistent contact, poor results, and frustration with the game.
As far as the number of clubs go, for children who are just starting out, typically a set including just four or five clubs is more than enough. Additional clubs can be added as the child gets older and develops the need to fill the various yardage gaps created in his or her set.