A junior club used to be a sawed-off stick or a set of hand-me-down clubs. That is no longer the case, as consumers want the same type of quality for their kids’ equipment as they see in their own. This is a want that manufacturers are meeting. From the use of fitting systems to creating an experience with the fledgling golfer in mind, junior clubs are no longer second-rate.
The industry has upped its game, and three companies stand above the fray: GolPhin, U.S. Kids and Ping.
GolPhin shines at the beginner level from ages 3 to 10. Comprised of a 16-degree driver, a 7-iron, wedge, putter and bag, the company boasts its clubs are 22 percent lighter than other junior golf clubs, with a 35 percent larger sweet spot for more great shots, a construction that hopefully makes the difficult game easier and more fun.
For those seeking help at the intermediate level, U.S. Kids’ Ultralight set, ranging from five to seven clubs, has you covered. The woods have flexible shafts and lightweight heads, the irons possess increased forgiveness in the head and toe, and a progressive sole grind in the wedges all help turf interaction, forgiveness and contact.
For advanced juniors not quite ready for an adult set, Ping’s Prodi G is an 11-club set featuring the same technological advancements found in their adult offerings, including aerodynamic crown turbulators and draw bias in the driver.
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