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 not 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 US 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 make the game more difficult, but it will also impede future development.”
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The Best Golf Clubs for Toddlers
Intended for children from ages two to six, Konday’s kit offers a number of benefits when compared to other golf sets for toddlers. First, it includes a wood, an iron, and a putter with fiberglass shafts for a more realistic feel. It also includes six polyurethane balls for safe practice, ensuring that no one goes home with a black eye. But our favorite part is that its head materials are sturdy enough to hit real golf balls, allowing a transition most toy club sets aren’t equipped to handle.
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.
While this set may appear like a child-size version of an adult set, with a wood, an iron, and a putter, it’s decidedly on the ‘toy’ side. Plastic construction with aluminum shafts provide some responsiveness, however, allowing your child to connect with the included five balls. There are two holes included for your child to hone his or her accuracy. When not in use, it tucks away in a nylon bag.
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 their 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.