Teen Golf Clubs

Written by Jacey Harmon
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As a young golfer grows into a teenage player, the choices for golf clubs expand dramatically. Sets for teenage golfers more closely resemble adult clubs in weight, loft and material. The club selection that makes up a set of golf clubs for teens will typically include fewer irons and more woods than an adult set. Many options like graphite shafts and oversized heads are available for teenage golf clubs.

Clubs for young kids will have higher lofts than adult sets. The higher loft makes it easier for a young player to hit the ball. Teenage clubs will have lofts in between those found in adult and child sets. A typical driver for an adult will have nine to ten degrees of loft, while a driver intended for a teenager will range from 11 to 13 degrees of loft. The smooth transition from higher lofts will get the teenage player ready to play the standard lofts of adult clubs.

The weight of clubs for young children is typically 25 percent lighter than adult clubs. Teenage clubs are about 12 percent lighter than adult clubs. The lighter weight benefits the child by being able to swing the club without much effort. A smooth golf swing is an ideal swing to have as power is provided by tempo and speed and not brute strength. Similar to decreasing lofts, increasing weights prepares the teenage player for the use of adult clubs.

Options for Teen Golf Clubs

You can consider a variety of different options when shopping for teenage golf clubs. Oversized drivers and irons are available that allow a more forgiving club face than smaller clubs. Golf can be a frustrating game and teenagers can get frustrated rather easily. Oversized clubs can help a young player keep his emotions in check by reducing errant shots. Titanium clubs are available that can help increase the distance of each shot. Titanium provides for more spring off the club face that helps create the extra distance. There is a certain amount of pride that comes with hitting a long drive or iron shot.

Long irons are more difficult to hit than woods. You may want to consider a set of clubs that has fewer irons and offers more woods. A set with four woods (a one, three, five and seven wood) would be ideal for a teenage golfer. Longer irons will have lower lofts than a three, five or seven wood and will make it harder for the young player to manage long shots. The ease in playing longer shots will ultimately lead to lower scores and more interest in playing the game.

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