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#1 Birdie Blitz

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 09:20 PM

Hi all,

 

Just after some advice. My brother is after some golf clubs for his son, an 11 year old who would be above average height and quite strong.

 

I am just wondering with regards to junior clubs vs. cutting down some reasonable quality mens beginner clubs or would cutting down some womens club be better?

 

He has had a set of 6-9 year old Aldi junior clubs which got him started but probably looking to take the next step.

 

 

 



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Posted 22 November 2018 - 10:32 AM

11 yo, above average height and quite strong.

 

He's just about man sized (bigger than Kiwi anyway), it's time he used real clubs, not kids' toys.

They might seem a bit cumbersome to start with, but he'll grow into them quickly.


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 10:35 AM

I used women’s clubs till I was about 12 or 13.

If the clubs are to heavy, stiff or long it will hurt his technique.

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 11:02 AM

I used a mishmash of cutdown clubs, women's clubs and junior clubs until I was about 14 I think. 



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Posted 22 November 2018 - 11:04 AM

I used a mishmash of cutdown clubs, women's clubs and junior clubs until I was about 14 I think.


Didn’t use something cumbersome and grow into them?
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Posted 22 November 2018 - 11:06 AM

Didn’t use something cumbersome and grow into them?

Na I had a couple of cut down clubs when I was about 7 or 8 then got a junior cobra set when I was 10 and added my mum's old prosimmon blades and woods to the set to fill the gaps, worked well enough for me until I had some money to buy my own set when I got a job at 14. Probably all different lengths, weights and lofts but it worked for me. 

These days you see 10 year olds with $1000 sets who can't hit over a jam tin 


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 11:06 AM

I reckon using something cumbersome would make you sway, unless you tuck your kok into your left sock.
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Posted 22 November 2018 - 11:08 AM

Na I had a couple of cut down clubs when I was about 7 or 8 then got a junior cobra set when I was 10 and added my mum's old prosimmon blades and woods to the set to fill the gaps, worked well enough for me until I had some money to buy my own set when I got a job at 14. Probably all different lengths, weights and lofts but it worked for me. 
These days you see 10 year olds with $1000 sets who can't hit over a jam tin


Same, I had cut down wedges and putter from memory.

Most of the other clubs were a mix of women’s clubs.
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Posted 22 November 2018 - 11:09 AM

I reckon using something cumbersome would make you sway, unless you tuck your kok into your left sock.

An 11yo would need some really long socks 


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:03 PM

Being a bit heavy is alright. Lots of pros grew up with heavy adult clubs and still practice with a heavier club. Teaches players to load the club into the rear hip and turn the hips towards the target. Lie angle is the problem. Adult clubs are too upright even when they are cut down or gripped down. Also no need to spend much as they will only last a couple of years before they are outgrown. Try and find something second hand where the shop can get the lie angle correct as part of the sale. I don't know of many good second hand shops nowadays. Golfers Den was a good one in Morrabbin and I think Sydney has a good one in the southern suburbs. 



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Posted 22 November 2018 - 03:51 PM

Hi all,

Just after some advice. My brother is after some golf clubs for his son, an 11 year old who would be above average height and quite strong.

I am just wondering with regards to junior clubs vs. cutting down some reasonable quality mens beginner clubs or would cutting down some womens club be better?

He has had a set of 6-9 year old Aldi junior clubs which got him started but probably looking to take the next step.

how tall is he? Take him to a pro and they should do a quick basic fit on height, arm length hand size etc.

May only need junior clubs or up to adult size of some kind They will grow out of it so see what trade in may be available

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 04:03 PM

Thanks guys, reckon I'll take him into the local club pro and see what he says. My brother doesn't want to get him something he'll grow out of in a couple years if he has to spend upwards of $400 so maybe some lighter mens cut down to size might be good.

 

I remember my old Prosimmons when I was that age. Pretty basic mens cut down to size.



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Posted 22 November 2018 - 07:37 PM

Hasn't Kiwi got an old set? Might have to put some dowels in the shafts though.


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