Junior Golf Putters
Choosing the Right Clubs and Putters
for Junior Golf Players
With the popularity of golf hitting all time highs
the number or young people learning to play is soaring right along with it. In order to learn how to play the game properly
there are several things that an aspiring young player must have besides the desire to learn the game. One of
the most important things that a young player must have is a set of clubs and
putters for junior golf players.
While years ago the only type of clubs available for younger players were just cheap imitations
of the real ones used by adults, that has changed. Major manufacturers such as Ping and Wilson are finding that
there is a huge market for junior golf putters and clubs. No longer should a child have to suffer with trying to
learn how to play golf with cheap knock offs that bend and break or at the very least do not perform well on the
One of the first inclinations of many golf playing parents is to simply take a set of their old
clubs into the local pro shop or in a worst case scenario take a hacksaw and cut the shafts downs so that they
are short enough for their child to use them while they attempt to learn how to play golf. Instead of doing this
it does not have to cost a lot of money to buy your child a set of clubs and putters for junior golf
One of the most important reasons for not creating
your own set of junior size clubs is that by cutting the grip end off a club you move your child's hand
further down the shaft, this means that instead of gripping the club properly they are forced to wrap their
smaller hand around a wide shaft making it difficult to attain the proper grip. Not only does this affect
clubs like drivers and woods but
it can also have the same effects on putters. Junior golf club sets are made to fit the appropriate size and
age group allowing them to play a good game of golf.
Like all the other clubs in your child's golf bag the putter is a very important choice. The highest percentage of shots made are putts, estimates say that on average 40% of all
shots in golf are putts. If this is the case then perhaps the most important clubs to choose are putters.
Junior golf clubs should be tailored not only to the height of your child but in many cases the overall
weight of the club needs to be adjusted for your child's swing.
While there are many different styles of putters
for junior golf players the most important factor is to find one that fits them well and that they feel
comfortable using every time they step onto the green. You can find some
that are extremely complex with all the bells and whistles, in the end the ones that tend to work the best
are the one that a good simple putter so that the young player can concentrate on learning the skills needed
to be a good player. Once they have mastered the basic skills then they can step up to the fancy expensive