Putter for 6/7 year old?
Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:28 PM
I won a Ping Anser 5 putter at a scramble tournament I was at. Its head weight is 350g. So, I cut that down for him (he was still 7) to 27.5" finished club length. Works fine.
Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:45 PM
Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:27 AM
I was going to suggest the Odyssey 2-Ball J. My daughter played it for a couple years. From what I can tell, though, it's only available if you buy the full Callaway XJHot set. Cally has changed this in their 2018 sets, though. And tbh, the rest of the set isn't really worth it.
Can be found on eBay if you like. My daughter is 9 now, so she's playing a Ping which she loves. The one thing I recall, and this may be true of all junior putters, is that the height of the face is smaller than standard putters. At times I felt this made it harder to hit the sweet spot for consistent contact if there is too much vertical displacement during the stroke.
Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:22 AM
First time poster, my son is nearly 7 (48 inches tall) and i'm looking to upgrade his putter from his generic kids set. He's played a couple of USKids local tour events here in New Zealand.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a suitable putter? His current one is so lightweight that he struggles with the weight of his putts as he has to hit the ball so hard.
Should I get an adults club cut down? or are the US kids UL putters any good?
When dealing with putters it comes down to what the kid likes the look of and also the weighting of the putter. Most of the kids who play competitively use brand name putters and they are cut down to US Kids specs for their age. I'm a big proponent of the mallet style putter for the younger kids because its more stable and easier to make solid contact with. Half of the guys on tour use a mallet style putter for those for reasons. I wouldn't get a huge mallet but a midsized one is good. You can find used named brand putters on ebay real cheap so that is the way that I would go. Just got to a golf store and see what style he likes and then get something similar to that.
Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:51 PM
Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:28 PM
I wish I could cut my daughter’s down. Won’t even let me do that. At 57” she’s running a 33” putter. I blame it on her coach, who told her to just choke down. It works, she’s happy, and a good putter, so I can’t say too much. I should probably at least get the lie adjusted so she’s not standing so far away.
Edited by BertGA, 14 September 2018 - 07:29 PM.
Posted 15 September 2018 - 08:43 AM
I wish I could cut my daughter's down. Won't even let me do that. At 57" she's running a 33" putter. I blame it on her coach, who told her to just choke down. It works, she's happy, and a good putter, so I can't say too much. I should probably at least get the lie adjusted so she's not standing so far away.
Mine is 54" and uses a 31 that she was FITTED into. so there is that. Thy said it gave a bit of room for growth. Yeah mind tends to get too close. But not everyone can be crazy like I did and spend that on a putter, looking back WTF was I thinking.
Posted 18 September 2018 - 07:43 PM
Give him an opinion on picking it too, if he thinks it is cool then all the better.
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