Junior Golf Clubs

Written by Jacey Harmon
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Junior golf clubs are slightly different than adult golf clubs. Adult golf clubs are longer, heavier and carry lower loft than junior clubs. Junior clubs are built specifically for young players with shorter bodies and slower swing speeds. Junior golf clubs are available in a variety of sizes based on the height and age of the player.

Choosing Golf Clubs by Age

Real golf clubs are available for kids as young as three. For kids younger than that, it probably isn't a good idea to give them a big metal stick. There are a group of clubs available for children aged three to five, typically 36" to 44" tall. These clubs carry the highest loft of any of the sets available. The higher loft allows the young player to hit the ball better and easier. These clubs are typically very light, allowing the kid to learn how to swing the club with ease.

For children five to eight, 44" to 52" tall, there are a group of clubs available. These clubs will have more flexible shafts than adult clubs. Adult clubs are built for swing speeds of 90-110 mph. If a child was to play with a shaft designed for an adult, the child would have a very difficult time getting the club square at impact. Shafts with higher flexibility allow for children to get the club squared up more easily, letting the child enjoy playing the game by hitting better shots.

Clubs designed for children from ages nine to 12, 52" to 60" tall, are similar to adult clubs. Clubs designed for children in the 11-12 year old range will have the same loft as adult clubs. They are typically considered the last set of clubs the kid will use before moving into an adult set. Clubs for this age group will often have traits common with many adult clubs. This will probably be the first time you will get your kid an oversized titanium driver; before you know it, he will be out-driving you.

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