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Kids first golf set?

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Hi, my lad turned 10 recently, I think I've managed to get him interested in the game, he enjoys the range and putting green so I'm now gonna get him a set, (he's desperate to try a driver lol) So I've seen a junior set, £90, comes with Driver 14* 5hybrid, 7i, pw, putter and carry bag I figured this should be ok to send him on the path to joy and frustration! Just wondering if anybody has any useful info regarding a juniors first set? or any tips to encourage him?
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The founder of Heartland Golf Schools, in Ilinois and Singapore (yes, in Asia) has suggested a superb way to grow the game:

Have the major golf OEMs -  at cost -  supply children with a 7i, wedge and putter.

So, the set you found meshes with this idea.

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My daughter's set is basically a 5W, 9i, and putter. However, she is only 5 so it's more than enough for her. Sounds like the set you're looking at for your son is everything he would need to get started, as it includes a club for every aspect of the game... Without over doing it
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Got my boy his first set of clubs from US Kids Golf last year. Came with a fairway wood, 5i, 9i, and a putter. US Kids Golf sets are chosen by your child's height. I take him to the range with me quite often. When I take him with me on the course, it is only for 9 holes later in the afternoon when the course isn't so busy. He is 8 now and 9 holes is about all that can hold his attention. He usually doesn't play all 9...takes breaks here and there, but always loves to go putt when I get to the green. When he does play, I let him tee off from 150 yards on par 5's, 100 yards on par 4's, and near the green on par 3's to get the concept of how many shots it should take to get on the green. I also let him tee up every shot. I don't pressure him with too much instruction. I just want him to get an enjoyment for the game and enjoy some time with his old man. Good luck to you!
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My son's Nike set works great (7 years old) It has Driver, Hybrid, 7i, 9i, SW & Putter. I just started teaching him last fall and he won 2 Drive, Chip & Putt tournaments this year. The #1 key is to keep it fun while teaching solid fundamentals. That's all.
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Thanks for reply's, I'm in uk so can't get us kids golf set's! My golf club is holding summer camps for kids in school holidays so I'm thinking of getting in just for a couple of the sessions to start him off, and there's a few pitch and putt courses near me so I might start him off on those first, they're usually painfully slow and busy but I guess I'll have to slow it down anyway if I want my lad to enjoy it!
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I've been taking my daughters to play all summer, just getting them into the game. US Kids Golf clubs are good, and as said above, matched up by your child's height.

Thanks! Nice article! Makes perfect sense!

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League night observation this week.  Guy and his granddaughter show up on the practice tee while I was there warming up.  Young lady, about 10 years old puts her bag near where my clubs are propped up.  In her bag was a Driver, hybrid (probably a 5h, I'd guess) 7i, PW, putter.  The driver had a Callaway head cover.  The small carry bag was also Callaway branded.

What more could a 10-year-old want or need as a beginner?  Great set.  Well thought out.  I'm just sorry I missed seeing her hit a few!

dave

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Well opted for this Wilson set, and I'm quite impressed! They sized him up in the shop, and had hitting balls in the fitting area, they're all light graphite shafts and the appear a good size for him, might even get a couple of years out of them!
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