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Three wedges or an additional 5 wood for skilled Junior golfers?


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#31 golfer55082

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 02:05 PM

Mine will actually turn 12 in June. He has a smooth but fast hips turn. He picked up a lot of distance in last 3 weeks - it can be a growth spurt thing.


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#32 golfer55082

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 02:09 PM

But he is nowhere near to hit the scores your son does. Short game deficiency, and lack of practice too. I try to motivate him to practice harder with all I can.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 02:39 PM

View Postgolfer55082, on 18 May 2017 - 02:05 PM, said:

Mine will actually turn 12 in June. He has a smooth but fast hips turn. He picked up a lot of distance in last 3 weeks - it can be a growth spurt thing.

He must be a bigger kid.  He definitely outdistances mine by a few and mine isn't short.  We are still waiting for the good growth spurt.  Right now he is hanging in there at around 5'2".

My son is ticked I have to work late tonight and can't do workouts with him.  He has a slight case of ADD and always has to be doing something.  Golf is always his fall back and he never gets bored with it.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:20 PM

View Postgolfer55082, on 18 May 2017 - 10:01 AM, said:

View PostAaronwilson_95, on 18 May 2017 - 09:44 AM, said:

How close to to your 4 iron does your son hit his 5. I know once you get close to a lower swing speed (not fully grown yet ) the 4&5 are basically the same club

As a junior I played a 3w-5w  3 iron- 5 iron
Now I play 3w-5w-4hybrid 5 iron

I'd agree having your junior become better with his wedges would be soemthing he should have

I also have a buddy who goes 5 wood -7 wood but plays them as his 3-5 because it works better for his slower speed . That would also alleviate your sons need for the 3 hybrid and he could jump right into the 4 hybrid

You are absolutely right - the distance gap between long irons are smaller. I was wondering why and did not have an answer. Do you say it's the slower swing speed as a junior?  it is like this:

4 iron, 21.5 degree, carry about 155
5 iron, 24 degree, carry about 150
6 iron, 27 degree, carry about 144
7 iron, 31 degree, carry about 135

You can see the gap between 4 and 5 is only 5 yards, while it's 9 yards between 6 and 7.
Even if you want to add a hybrid or 5 wood your son could always take the 5 iron out . 155-145 is a good gap . I catch some flak in college for the 4 hybrid but as a junior it's important he know low score wins not how much of a "player " you look like

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