Smacking the dimples of a golf ball is one of life’s great small pleasures (or most persistent curses, depending on perspective). Regardless of your feeling at the moment, it’s one that you’d love for your kids to enjoy as much as you sometimes do. This is why even though you can’t make them want to spend three hours at the driving range, you can help nudge them toward golf with a set of kids golf clubs.
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Shopping for kids’ golf clubs is a lot more straightforward than buying their grown-up counterparts. When picking out golf clubs for kids, parents need to look at two main criteria says John Kim, a Senior Director at U.S. Kids Golf. The length of the club should be dependent on the child’s height as well as their current ability. Usually, kids golf clubs weigh less and are designed to be more lofted making it easier to control. “A golf club that is too long will hamper the child’s swing.” Similarly, “a heavy club will not only will they make the game more difficult, but it will also impede future development.”
The Best Golf Clubs for Toddlers
Because nobody wants a 2-year-old swinging a metal rod around the house, the plastic all-purpose Little Tikes — which stows four balls in the shaft – is a solid starter golf club. All your kids need do is depress the trigger to release the golf ball onto the tee and then have at it attacking the flag. The ramped lip on the target works as well on carpet and hardwood as it does in the backyard.
The Toyvelt Toddler Gold set comes complete with a golf cart, three golf clubs, three balls, and two practice holes. It is made of durable lightweight, non-toxic plastic. This golf set is a fun way to introduce your toddlers to golfing. It also doubles as a great apparatus for an exercise activity.
The Best Golf Clubs for Older Kids
This multi-club kit will allow your child to take his or her game to the next level. Along with a titanium driver, he or she will also have steel irons and woods, along with a sand wedge and a putter. Granted, children grow fast, but your kid will get some holes out of this one.
Tour Edge’s junior sets come with a 350cc titanium matrix high MOI driver for power off the tee and a higher launch angle for hitting long bombs. Stainless-steel irons sport oversized heads and are perimeter weighted in order to make the sweet spot jumbo-sized — always a plus for kids still learning how to hit a tiny ball. Not only that, but these graphite golf clubs have a low kick point making airborne shots a little easier to hit. The best part: The clubs are sold by age range (3-5, 5-8, 9-12) and individually — so you can start with a wedge and gauge your child’s interest before springing for a full set. Suitable for kids aged 3-12
As with most youth clubs, XJ Hots are designed to maximize power and distance while simultaneously sounding like a Nick Jr. friendly rapper. Callaway’s junior clubs feature an increased hosel offset which helps young golfers square the face on impact — a recipe for greater accuracy. The set of seven light graphite shafted kids golf clubs is also designed to make mastering liftoff a snap, since the faster a young player stops whacking ground balls the higher the likelihood they are going to catch the golf bug. Suitable for kids aged 5-8.
We all think our progeny are, as the L.L. Cool J song goes, “something like a phenomenon.” And by going with TaylorMade, the idea is that yours could be something like a Rory Mcllroy. Graduating to an eight-club golf bag should help develop tee-to-green proficiency and distance gapping all while fueling their passion for the game.
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