What to Look When Purchasing Junior Golf Clubs...
The length, shaft flex, weight and grip size are important features to consider when purchasing a set of clubs for your child. There are a variety of clubs and manufacturers to choose from so be sure to do research prior to purchasing clubs.
|Length||Length is the first consideration. It is important to find a set of clubs that is the right length for your young golfer, but also a set that will work if they grow. You want to at least try and get two years out of a set of clubs. So look for a set of clubs whose length requires the young golfer to grip down only one inch; this will give them some growth room but will allow them to make a normal swing at the ball. Choking down more than this will make it difficult for them to swing. So don't be tempted to buy too large to save some money or you may find your child quitting the sport because they are frustrated.|
|Shaft Flex||The second thing to consider when purchasing clubs is the shaft flex. Manufacturers are now making shafts that are the right flex for kids' swing speeds. So check to make sure that your child's set of clubs has a nice, flexible shaft.|
|Weight||The weight of the golf club is also very important. Manufacturers are making clubs with lighter heads and shafts. You want to purchase clubs that are light enough for your child's age. Check the overall weight, a lighter weight will help your child get the club in the correct position at the top of the swing and allow for repeatable swings.|
|Grip Size||Make sure the clubs are fitted with junior grips. A grip that is too large will change the swing mechanics. Thinner grip will make a difference in your child's game. If you're changing grips, ask for junior grips with a core size of .50.|