The Correct Fit for Your Junior Golfer Part 1

Here’s your Monday Mulligan. Today we will address item #4 from my previous post, Potholes, Bumps and Curves in Your Junior Golfer’s Path: improper or ill-fitting clubs, equipment or shoes. The correct fit of all these items for your junior golfer is critical.

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As a junior goimagelfer, your child’s main physical activities outside of conditioning exercises are swinging a golf club and walking. This is where they will spend the majority of their time and it is critical for their success and their good health that everything fits them properly.

Over time, you will see many examples of clubs that are too long or too short, a push/pull cart that the kiddo is not strong enough to use, improper footwear and ridiculous clothing. I will touch briefly on each of these areas to give you a sound starting point toward having your junior golfer properly outfitted.

Golf clubs that are the correct length for your kiddo are the single most important piece of equipment. Clubs that are too long or too short can help create bad habits and greatly hinder the chance to hit a good shot. Free club fittings are commonly offered at almost every place that promotes golf from driving ranges and golf courses to retail sporting goods stores and golf specialty stores like Edwin Watts. There will be a charge to shorten or lengthen the clubs. For beginners, US Kids has inexpensive starter sets. Your golf budget is unique to your family and you can certainly spend a ton of money on golf clubs. Our son, Sam III, did not get his first full set of clubs until he was 10 years old. He started with partial sets such as 5, 7, 9-iron, putter and 3-hybrid, and grew into a full set .over a few years time.

This club is the 8-iron from my first full set of golf clubs. Dad gave me his Spaulding Gene Littler Master Model synchro-dyned irons. The are blades, really all irons were blades in the 1950’s. Note the genuine leather tour-wrap grips. They are wonderful, but get slick in the rain.


So get in the car and make a run to your local golf store. Or get on the Internet and look at used golf clubs on EBay and new ones on Amazon. Plus you can always visit Golfsmith, Edwin Watts, Golf Galaxy and The Golf Warehouse.

Now, get your junior golfer and have some fun! See you on #1 tee… Sam


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