THE SEVEN IMMUTABLE LAWS OF BUYING YOUR KID CLUBS
If you do only one thing right, take the time to get junior a decent wedge with a soft ex shaft and proper grip size. Nothing breeds con dence and enjoyment like getting good with the short game. So make sure the putter ts, too.
1 Five clubs is plenty to start. One wood, a highlofted hybrid (22 degrees or more), a 7-iron, wedge and putter will provide enough distance gaps so your o spring can always take aim at the range picker.
Other than the putter, there’s no reason for any 3
club with less than 15 degrees of loft.At least until your youngster is reaching greens in regulation. Not a bad rule for you, either. Fit by height, not age. US Kids Golf founder and CEO DanVan Horn says a driver that stands taller than ve centimetres below the sternum encourages bad swings and less fun.That applies to golfers of any age, so Dad might want to reconsider his 46-inch driver, too.
4 Too heavy is just as harmful as too long.As Ping’s Bill Iseri says,“It’s better to have your child grow out of clubs than grow into them.”
5 If your son’s or daughter’s rst set costs more than a quarter of what you paid for your irons, it’s either too much or you need new irons.
6 The brand-name golf balls of their heroes are fine. Get junior a Sharpie pen and have him mark his just like the pros do. But if he starts signing visors, make him weed the garden. – MIKE STACHURA