How to choose the right golf clubs for your child?
Taller and stronger golfers will need heavier overall weighted clubs so as to allow for a more natural swing. Too light of clubs for older children could develop bad swing habits. The typical set for the very youngest golfer should include a putter, a single lofted iron such as a 5-7 iron and a wood.
Is there such a thing as a junior golf club for kids?
A PGA Professional who began instructing in 1996, Dodson says that even cutting down a ladies shaft for a young boy or girl, then building up the grip, is not going to result in a club that is suited for your child. Chris Hall, National Sales Manager for Paragon Sports, makers of award winning junior golf sets, agrees with Dodson.
Can you cut down an adult set of golf clubs for kids?
In years past, before junior golf shafts were available, parents made it a common practice to cut down an adult set of golf clubs for their kids. This is certainly an inexpensive way of creating a junior golf set; however, it is not a good solution for several reasons.
How can I extend my junior golf clubs?
You can use portions of other used steel shafts to extend the clubs or insert hardwood dowels of the appropriate size to add new length and new life onto your junior golf set. If you do decide to purchase a set of longer shafts to extend the life of the set, our recommendation is not to go any more than one inch longer.