Junior Golf Balls
Junior Golf Balls-The Best Way to Start Out
After you have spent
your time researching everything about which set of junior golf clubs to buy for your
young golfer and equipped them with all the right kit there is still on last yet extremely important piece of
equipment that is left to buy. You need to the right type of golf balls for the junior golfer. There are golf
balls that are made especially for the young golfer that are made to help them get the ball further down the
fairway despite their shorter and less powerful swing.
The main difference between the junior golfer and the full grown adult golfer is the speed of
their swing. The average young golfer has a swing speed of up to 70 mph whereas most adults swing reach upwards
of 90 to 95 mph or more. To compensate for this junior golf balls are made somewhat softer to allow them to
compress more on impact. This extra compression allows them to practically leap away from the golf club face and travel further down the course.
Because junior golf
balls are softer not only will they travel further with each shot but they tend to climb higher into the air
than a regular golf ball would when struck by a young player. This extra loft can be critical depending on the
lie of the ball. Extra loft can also help to carry the ball further before it runs out of forward momentum
gaining the young player those all important extra few yards on each shot.
To understand how to
pick the right golf balls junior or otherwise it might help to understand a little more about how a golf ball
works. The golf ball comes in several different compression levels each of them helps to determine how far the
ball compresses when it comes into contact with the club face. The more it compresses the more it will spring
off of the face. However this springiness does not come without a cost, the more the ball compresses the harder
it is to control.
Usually junior golf
balls fall into the highest compression ratio as they need to get as much distance as possible and it is OK for
accuracy to come in a close second. Some manufacturers are experimenting with shallower dimples as a way to help
improve the accuracy and increase the ball spin for younger players.
The harder balls are
made for those players who have a much faster swing that can easily top 100 mph; these golfers can get all of
the distance they need from the power of their swing but need to have maximum accuracy in each shot. Deep
dimples help to slow down the spin which helps stop the ball as soon as it lands.
Choosing the right
junior golf balls can have a significant impact on the young players game, in most cases starting off with the
softest ball is the best way to get as many yards as possible down the fairway. Once you have managed to bring
your swing speed up you can gradually work your way up through the various levels of compression and concentrate
on accuracy. Starting out right is the best way for a young player to get the most out of the sport and continue
to enjoy it for years to come.