Tannerbug33, on 20 December 2017 - 10:11 AM, said:
We live in Georgia and I went to the Golf Doctor in Woodstock Ga. Chad went trough his bag spent an hour with us and told us everything was sized where be needed to be for him. Did not try to upsale anything and helped him a lot with his swing. We will be going back very soon my son has grown several inches since then. But they where so friendly and professional they have our business for as long as my son plays
Chad at the golf doctor is great and I did my own fitting there. My son's coach is a top 10 rated golf coach in the State of GA (and pro fitter himself) but for junior specific fitting he referred us to Georgia Golf Center http://www.georgiagolfcenter.com
(specifically Chris Asbell - though Danny is great with juniors too - and they both coach a lot of top juniors in GA). Chris has done club fitting for us since my son was 11 and has done a great job. I think 11 is a good age for a junior with higher than average strength and swing speed. If you want to do some research on club fitting and thoughts on shafts etc. I found this article very helpful: https://thejuniorgol...or-golf-drivers
. Granted this article is mainly a review of various junior drivers but I found that it also easy to understand general fitting info for juniors in this age group (various considerations such as height, swing speed, tempo (more important than I thought), shaft weight, shaft flex, kick point etc. etc.)
For our first junior fitting we took his USKids clubs to compare against other brand name irons and found that they actually compared very well. After trying all the large brand names with numerous different shaft options in each we found that the Ping G's were the best fit (lighter club head I think) and really the only ones that performed any better than his USKids... Note we only did fitting with a 7 iron and I think the consistency across all irons in a set is better in the adult clubs than kids clubs - simply due to quality of materials and manufacturing process. Distance gaps between clubs are far more consistent. I did see that USKids is bringing out a more advanced "TS3" line in 2018 that might be interesting.
We found that the Ping irons last about 2 seasons (with one shaft replacement as swing speed increases) so probably worth the extra cost especially if your junior is needing a new set of USKids every year.