Junior Golf Arms Race: Pros/Cons?
Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:30 AM
Titleist 915F 15' (Set to B3) Tour AD-GT 6X
Titleist 915H 21' (Set to D1) Oban DEVOTION O5 65g
Titleist 716 CB 4-P Steelfiber i125x cw
Titleist SM5 50' 08F Project X 7.0
Titleist SM6 54'08M Project X 7.0
Titleist SM5 62' 08T Project X 6.0
Scotty Cameron Newport 2015
Titleist PRO V1 2017
Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:37 AM
Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:36 AM
Everyone in this thread has been spot on. Nothing wrong with used, hand me down equipment. Up to a certain age it is not even helpful to the junior player. People do it because they think they are cool, want their kid to be cool, and to keep up with the Jones’. If a kid can tell you about feel, what they are looking for in the feel, how they want the clubs to perform, then great. I would say there are zero kids under the age of 10 that can give you that information. They want a club or a ball just like they want a pair of Jordan shoes or a new bike. There are very very few in the 11-13 age group that can tell you.
Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:52 AM
G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
MD Forged 56* S200
Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2
Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:59 AM
there will be plenty of time for Club Ho’ing down the road.
BB Alpha 816 16˚(15˚) Rogue I/O 70
Apex 20˚ Kuro Kage Black 80
Z U45 23˚ Steelfiber i95
Z 745 5-PW Steelfiber i110 cw
TP EF 50.09, 54.11, 60.10 KBS Wedge
RIFE Iconic Vault 001
'17 Srixon Z-Star/TP5
Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:27 AM
Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:46 PM
Posted 04 April 2018 - 02:06 PM
D: Ping G30 10 degree, Aldila Reg Flex
3W, and 7W: Cleveland Black, Bassara, Lite Flex
5i - PW: Titleist AP1 716, DG XP90 Reg Flex
W: 48 Cleveland Rotex 3
W: 52 Cleveland Rotex 2
W: 56 Vokey SM6 F Grind
P: TP Mills Flat-T Proto/TP Mills Softtail/Nike Oven MC-07w Prototype
Ball: Srixon Q-Star
Son's Bag (8 years old)
D: Callaway XR16, Flynn Shaft (Set to 15.5)
3W: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 19.5)
4H: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 25)
5i-PW: US Kids Tour Series TS2
W: 52, 56 degree US Kids Tour Series TS2
P: Nike Ignite 006/US Kids Tour Sandhills/Odyssey 2-Ball XJ
Ball: Wilson Duo Soft/Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis
Posted 04 April 2018 - 02:16 PM
Callaway 816 DBD 9* w/ Aldila Rogue i/o 60S
Callaway 816 14* w/ Aldila Rogue i/o 70S
Cllaway Steelhead XR 5-wood w/ Tensei CK 55S
Titleist 695MB 3, 5-PW w/ DG S300
Vokey 50.12, 54.10, 58.08
Scotty Cameron Select Squareback
Posted 04 April 2018 - 02:23 PM
Callaway GBB Epic 16º/20º/24º
Callaway Steelhead XR 25º
Callaway Apex CF16 6-AW
Callaway MD3/MD-PM 54º/58º
Callaway "O" Works #7
Posted 04 April 2018 - 02:37 PM
A lot patents have expired and limits have been placed on things such as drivers and etc. Buying your kids PXG clubs is not going to give them 30 yards compared a used set of clubs. I think you start to see a more level playing field because used clubs that perform like new ones will actually be cheap.
If your a parent of a junior the best thing you can do is learn how to build and repair clubs it's actually not that hard. Search the forums around here and you will learn a lot without spending a lot money.
Posted 04 April 2018 - 02:56 PM
- Its expensive.
- Not everyone will agree with the decision. Just look at some of the juniors playing PXG. There is a lot of hating going on.
- It might not work and actually be detrimental.
- If things come too easy and too quickly, a kid may have no appreciation for what they have and come to expect everything and anything.
The above is strictly my POV on equipment. I know a lot of kids/parents who take lessons weekly/monthly and also have fitness/mental coaches on the side as well.
Posted 04 April 2018 - 03:06 PM
My boy has gone from USKG flex to Menís regular in woods in the last year, alone! I donít think NEW would have made that much of a difference.
Even if you have the cash, to others points above...it pribably wonít be a learning experience for the kid if they are given shiny new toys, just because you can. Perhaps, it will teach them entitlement? But, I wonít judge. LOL. Just jealous that 7-8 yo kids have nicer stix than me!
Posted 04 April 2018 - 03:09 PM
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