Edited by JimDiGritz, 15 June 2018 - 12:08 PM.
USKIDS Steel TS60's vs Ladies Titleist 714 AP1 for 5' junior
Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:25 PM
Quick answer appreciated!!
No. If your kid is 5' he is probably around 6th grade. Wouldn't put him in AP1's unless he was fitted and definitely would put him in ladies shafts if he is a player. Not everyone can hit Titleist clubs.
Posted 15 June 2018 - 01:14 PM
75 mph swing speed is what would keep me from getting these. My boy had a set of AP1's that he outgrew but had a swing speed significantly higher than that and was compressing the ball well.
Posted 15 June 2018 - 01:35 PM
The swing speed seems on the low side to me. You could go ladies shafts but the speed is not there to make it go that far yet.
Posted 15 June 2018 - 01:53 PM
I know many of the parents on this forum have kids who are genuinely at the top level of the sport, so it's always good to hear your experience.
As a non-playing parent I'm just making sure that I'm not holding him back with the wrong kit. I've looked into fittings but here in the UK no-one seems to want to fit juniors - they just point you to USKids (which aren't ever in stock - so he can't even try them!!).
Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:30 PM
US kids steel and my brother got him the Cobra Forged Tec Black Irons with the Recoil graphite shafts. He got the light flex from what I remember. He loves the clubs and doesnít have any issues hitting them. I have no clue how forgiving they are compared to others.
Posted 20 June 2018 - 06:45 AM
My son tried them the other evening and in the short space of time we had I got the following feedback:
1. Only a little long, he was choking down perhaps 1.5 inches at most.
2. Feel "great"
3. overall slightly heavier, but he felt the weight was more in the head due to the graphite shafts
4. We didn't gap test but overall he probably only added 10% to his distances - not sure what the lofts are off hand to compare so can't do a real side by side test yet.
5. Accuracy - a push. First few shots were awful, 50 balls in he was hitting his usual ratio of good/bad/ugly shots!
It's such a complex area, and not playing myself makes it doubly difficult to make the best choices.
PS great article Gofingdawg - the 714s aren't on the list but it seems to suggest that the newer 718s make good transition clubs.
Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:53 PM
I know my son will need new clubs this year. His 57 Flynn 2b is already too whippy.
At 57 inches it probably time to move on to adult clubs very soon.
Or at least when buy them next time if his current setup works. Good chance you will want a senior shaft and equipment for a boy. If he can hit as far as an 75 to 80year old grandpa in front of you itís time to move on up to adult clubs
Shafts are all over the place there is no standard. Because there is no standard I tend to think like this on driver swing speed.
Below 60 mph
Look at womenís and junior clubs in many cases there similar since women donít swing very fast and neither does juniors.
Senior shafts and equipment here
Regular shaft for men
This should be a good guideline. Since shafts vary so much you go be a regular swing shaft A and Stiff in shaft B.
Edited by tiger1873, 09 January 2019 - 08:01 PM.
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