If you want your kids to love the game as much as you do, start them off with golf clubs designed to fit them. You’ll be amazed how well kids can strike a ball once they learn proper swing technique with clubs that are specifically made for them.
Golf clubs for kids come in a variety of sizes and packages. To accurately measure for kids golf clubs, have them wear a pair of tennis shoes and measure from the floor to the top of their head. This is the standard on which most manufacturers base their sizing for youth golf clubs.
Choose junior golf clubs based on height and ability. Poor fitting, heavy junior golf club sets can lead to swing problems that may be difficult to correct. Proper fitting clubs allow a child to swing freely and naturally. Kid’s golf clubs should have heads which are much larger and lighter and composite shaft as opposed to a heavy steel shaft – this makes the junior golf club sets lighter and will provide more power for greater distance.
When choosing junior golf clubs start with the basics – 9 iron, driver and a putter. As they develop their swing add a few more clubs. They could include a 5 iron and a 7 iron. Junior golf club sets usually come complete with all the clubs, a bag (carry or stand bag) and some even include golf club head-covers. When choosing youth golf clubs look for good quality construction, kid’s golf clubs need to be strong enough to sustain a heavy hit. Partial sets are available but consider a full set for kids who are really keen.