What Golf Clubs should I buy for Kids & Juniors?
Size for different Golf Clubs for different ages
This is probably the question most have when looking around for golf clubs for youth players. There is, of course, nothing written in stone and you should rest assured that when clubs are too long, it is always possible to grip down on the golf clubs.
Therefore, if you are on the fence between which set you are going to get, always get the one that the new golfer can grow into.
Length / Age group:
30”-43” / Approx. Age 3-5
43”-50” / Approx. Age 5-7
44″-56″ / Approx. Age 7-10
56”-63” / Approx. Age 10-13
Should I Buy Left or Right Handed Golf Set for Kids / Juniors?
Right-handed golfers are when the right foot are behind the golf ball and the left foot is in front of it, in the direction of where you are hitting. The opposite is, of course, true for left-handed golfers.
Without any concrete numbers backing this statement, around 95% of golfers are playing right-handed. This is usually how new golfers would play too. A great tip from us would be to give the kid some kind of hockey stick (or maybe just a broom?) and pretend you are hitting a golf ball.
If it doesn’t feel completely off hitting from the right, buying a right-handed set is your absolutely safest bet to go on.
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The Weight of Kids Golf Clubs
The main difference between adult golf clubs and golf clubs for kids are the weight of the clubs. Stronger and taller golfers need heavy clubs to keep the swing path and motion in a natural flow, and to get the swing speed up.
The opposite is true for kids. They need lightweight clubs since they are not themselves able to lift clubs up into the air for it to generate the swing speed themselves. This is why you should not use “cut-off” clubs or grip down too low on clubs that are too long. (A little bit is okay, to extend the life of the clubs).
It is always possible to pass down outgrown clubs to younger siblings or kids of your friends in future years. It is also possible to lengthen clubs after they are feeling a bit too short, but make sure they are not to “lightweight”.
Benefits of Starting to Play Golf at an Early Age
There are plenty of great benefits. Most importantly, it is great for getting the kids out in nature, to get exercise and have fun! It is also a huge benefit if you ever want to be really good at golf. Getting a natural swing at an early age could be really beneficial in breaking a single digit handicap in the future.
Golf is a really interesting sport, where there are ups and downs and most of the time it feels like “2 steps ahead, 1 step back”. Getting kids to understand the struggle of mastering something and handling setbacks at an early age will benefit anyone.
Getting the Right Material for Young Golfers from the Start
We can not stress this enough. Too heavy or worned out clubs will only hinder any progress and may even make someone lose their interest in the lovely game of golf. We, therefore, suggest buying a real set from i.e. Amazon and then either let it be passed down or sold second hand in the future.