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Driver fitting for a kid

post #1 of 8
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My son has begun to play a lot more golf, but he is still growing. The clubs we got him 2 years ago are too small but every men's set is too big. I've looked everywhere for more youth sets that are bigger but nine if them fit him right. Should I cut down my old clubs or do something else?
post #2 of 8

Cutting mens clubs down is always an option, but if his swing speed is still slow look into womens clubs.  They should be a little longer and still designed for a slower swingspeed.

post #3 of 8

How old?

 

My 10-12 year old, 10 years ago, sported an Orlimar HipTi 10.5 with an L flex and 43 inches.

 

I suggest an older model head and flex and length depending on him.

 

You might get the head and take him to your neighborhood club maker.

post #4 of 8
+1 for women's clubs, as long as he either doesn't mind or know. My first set were women's and I had no clue.
post #5 of 8

You could try a senior set also

 

 

thats what my 12 year old uses

post #6 of 8

You will save money by taking him to a club maker to be fit properly and he will enjoy the game more.  Then anytime he experiences significant growth take him back to have the shafts changed to match his new height, swing speed, etc.  Cutting down mens clubs will result in a stiff shaft that will be hard for him to hit.

 

My son went through 2 sets of US kids clubs before I took him to club maker.  He is 15 now and though I offered to by him a new set of regular flex mens, he loves his Snake Eyes component irons and wedges. 

 

Be prepared, it's humbling when your son starts knocking the ball past you off the tee! 

post #7 of 8
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You will save money by taking him to a club maker to be fit properly and he will enjoy the game more.  Then anytime he experiences significant growth take him back to have the shafts changed to match his new height, swing speed, etc.  Cutting down mens clubs will result in a stiff shaft that will be hard for him to hit.

 

My son went through 2 sets of US kids clubs before I took him to club maker.  He is 15 now and though I offered to by him a new set of regular flex mens, he loves his Snake Eyes component irons and wedges. 

 

Be prepared, it's humbling when your son starts knocking the ball past you off the tee! 

+1...I remember growing up sporting my ladies club and got to the point of hitting it the same length as my dad.  I haven''t looked back since and I'm now well in front of him.  In his defense though I did play High School which really improved my game.

post #8 of 8
Coming from a 14 year old, I think you should get him a fitting. I know how embarrassing it can be to play with women's clubs( I used pink and white clubs when I was younger, and I never wanted to go golfing with my friends because of it) He does'nt need the latest model Taylormade, just a basic starter driver will do just fine.
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