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How to Choose the Right Junior Golf Clubs Whether you want to encourage the next Tiger Woods or you want to make golf a family hobby, you’re likely to have started looking at junior golf clubs. While there are many junior club set options, how do you choose the right ones for your little one? Here we’ll explore the information you need to make your purchase decision. How Many Clubs Are Really Needed? No five year old is going to want to carry fourteen clubs on even a couple of holes. Most younger children are just interested in hitting the ball, so it is a good idea to start with a wedge and putter and slowly add in a couple of irons, a driver and one or two hybrids. Younger children can easily practice with a wedge, while longer clubs can create frustration as they are harder to control. It’s likely that your little one will get a kick out of putting the ball up in the air, which is easiest to accomplish with a wedge. When you do take your child on the course, they are likely to have a very slow swing speed, so it is pointless to have a massive number of clubs. What’s the Ideal Length of Driver? Unless you have a phenom on your hands, junior golfers are likely to play fine with a cheaper aluminum driver, but it needs to be the right length. Although it is tempting to try and anticipate your child’s future needs, don’t buy any junior golf clubs that need to be grown into. Remember, a longer driver will not mean a longer drive; it is more likely to be harder for your child to use and create frustration. If a driver is more than two inches longer than your child’s sternum, it is likely to encourage slower hand speeds and improper technique, which are tough mistakes to correct. If your son is growing like a weed and you’re concerned about needing to frequently upgrade, consider a boys golf club set that will allow him to choke down a few centimetres on the grip, but this should be a maximum of five centimetres, any more will be counterproductive. Professionally Fitting for Your Child’s Clubs Tiger Woods had his first golf club fitting at just four years old, and his junior golf clubs were rechecked twice a year. However, today, equipment companies offer pre


packaged sets that meet the criteria of grip size, weight and shaft flex. These sets are suitable for children up to the height of 150 centimetres, so there is no need for professional fitting for each club in the bag. The Right Golf Balls Finally, you need to consider the type of golf balls your child should use. The chances are that your child will have a slow swing speed, so there is no real need to maximise the distance enhancing properties of golf balls. Juniors don’t tend to compress balls or generate a lot of spin, so they are likely to be better suited to a ball with a softer cover that will stay in the air longer and spin more. Many sets of junior golf clubs will be provided with a couple of soft compression balls, but you don’t need to be limited to balls specifically made for juniors. Just look for balls with super soft cores to help maximise distance and help your child launch their ball higher. If you’re considering junior golf clubs, Golfbox is here to help, and our team would be delighted to answer any of your questions.

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How to Choose the Right Junior Golf Clubs  

Whether you want to encourage the next Tiger Woods or you want to make golf a family hobby, you’re likely to have started looking at junior...

How to Choose the Right Junior Golf Clubs  

Whether you want to encourage the next Tiger Woods or you want to make golf a family hobby, you’re likely to have started looking at junior...

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