Children’s & Junior Golf Club Frequently Asked Questions
What age are junior golf clubs for?
Junior golf clubs tend to be categorised by age, though you can find a junior golf set by measurement too. They start at around age 3 and move up through to the age of 17, after which it’s time to consider an adult’s golf set as your teen grows up. Junior golf clubs are specifically designed to be used by kids, so they’re lighter in weight with higher lofts for that added forgiveness, whilst your little golfer finds their swing. As your child grows up, they’ll move through different junior golf sets, because their height, and own body mass will change and they’ll be able to handle an increasingly sturdier shaft.
How to measure golf club length for juniors?
Typically, the best choice of kids golf clubs is around 1.5 inches longer than the exact fit, because this means your young golfer can grow into their clubs whilst they practice. It also means they can choke down on the club – meaning they can move their hands further down the grip as they adjust their swing speed and shot length. Manufacturers like Benross offer children’s golf clubs by height range, so if your child falls within their club length parameters, then those are the clubs for your child. If you’d rather shop by age range, then well-known brand names such as Fazer and Wilson offer golf sets from ages 3 through to age 11.
How many golf clubs does a child need?
For young golfers ages 3-5, we would recommend a simple kids golf set of 3 clubs – a driver, an iron, and a putter. At this age, they’re just becoming acquainted with the sport, so start out with the basics so they can learn with lightweight clubs. As they grow up, from ages 6 up to 11, they’ll be learning more and more about their technique, their swing, their stance, and the significance of each club. This is when they need a set of children’s golf clubs that has around 5 to 6 pieces included, because they’re learning to play the game at a new level.