darter79, on 19 April 2018 - 08:25 AM, said:
I'll say this about driver length. While US kids does have it down to a science they will always lean on the conservative side of things. I think kids should play the longest driver they can control. Key word being control, going longer just for distance isn't always good, but it can be just depends on the kid. Some case that might be standard US kids length, some its shorter and some its longer. My daughter been playing a 36" driver since last August and the driver is the strength of her game if I went just by US kids she be playing a 34 (her fairway wood is that long). We have a 38" that we practice with and I can see her moving into that with in a month or so. Which is the length for 57" kids when she currently around 53". Bottom line is you have to experiment to see what works for your child. Just like we have to get fitted some adults play better with a 45.5 some 44.5 or even 44, find what works best for your child, but US kids lengths are not an end all.
Completely agree. I think USK could really step up their game if they went adjustable woods and hybrids, and incorporated a shaft upgrade program. Who plays a glued hosel wood anymore?
Personally, it's hard to beat buying a Cobra Jr. driver for $200, and then getting the free shaft to go into a Fwy wood, and grabbing a head from Hurricane Golf for $30-$50. $250 total and have some top of the line equipment with nice Jr. shafts that work well.