Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Clubs for a 12 year old?


31 replies to this topic

#1 GC70

GC70

    Just Do It

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 3,561 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 62144
  • Joined: 08/02/2008
  • Location:State of Hockey
GolfWRX Likes : 1089

Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:53 PM

My 12 year old is starting to play more golf and needs clubs. He's like 5.2. Do i get him mens regular or Sr flex and cut them down? all Jr sets are two short and the grips are really thin.

Any help would be great .
Thanks

Nike Vapor Pro Elements Chrome 6F4T S
Titleist 915FD 15* Rogue 95MSI 80S
Titleist 915H 19* Rogue 95MSI 85HS
VPC 2-PW, Modus3 S120
(Oven) Vr Forged Raw 52/10 & 58* DS
Nike Engage 54* SQ / 58* TS
(Oven) 006 Paul Casey/ Rory Prototypes
WITB Link

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

#2 tmfool

tmfool

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,322 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 58511
  • Joined: 06/21/2008
  • Handicap:3.7
GolfWRX Likes : 336

Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:12 PM

womens length best until at least 5'6".....worst thing you can do is let a young golfer learn bad habits w/ clubs that are too long & too heavy.
i dont like cutting down clubs for juniors - flex and swingweight changes and they can become stiffer and lighter (not a good combination.
look for a used women's set in gender neutral color.
you might get 2yrs out of one set - before he grows enough for men's length.

think of it this way:
if he currently wears size 10 Nike's - would you buy him size 12.5?
or if he plays LL baseball - would you give hime Big Papi's bat?
Adams CC1 3-PW Matrix Program 130
Rotex 2.0 52* CG10 60*
Idea Pro 20* Matrix HD
SLDR 3HL Matrix 8M3
Jetspeed 10.5 Matrix 7M3
Yonex ADX Tour Forged

#3 Kadin 25

Kadin 25

    BIG K

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 6,294 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 132451
  • Joined: 07/06/2011
  • Location:On The Green
GolfWRX Likes : 2058

Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:35 PM

Did you check with PING? It was my understanding they had a nice variety of JR. Clubs and a life time guarantee.

            Featured Writer For GolfWRX.com
                Editor Product Reviews
                Product Tester/Review Panel
                Winner TMag Naples Trip 2012
                See ya on the green...Kadin


#4 GC70

GC70

    Just Do It

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 3,561 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 62144
  • Joined: 08/02/2008
  • Location:State of Hockey
GolfWRX Likes : 1089

Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:10 PM

View Posttmfool, on 02 June 2012 - 06:12 PM, said:

womens length best until at least 5'6".....worst thing you can do is let a young golfer learn bad habits w/ clubs that are too long & too heavy.
i dont like cutting down clubs for juniors - flex and swingweight changes and they can become stiffer and lighter (not a good combination.
look for a used women's set in gender neutral color.
you might get 2yrs out of one set - before he grows enough for men's length.

think of it this way:
if he currently wears size 10 Nike's - would you buy him size 12.5?
or if he plays LL baseball - would you give hime Big Papi's bat?

Thanks for your help. I take it at 5'6"  he will be tall enough for mens ?
Nike Vapor Pro Elements Chrome 6F4T S
Titleist 915FD 15* Rogue 95MSI 80S
Titleist 915H 19* Rogue 95MSI 85HS
VPC 2-PW, Modus3 S120
(Oven) Vr Forged Raw 52/10 & 58* DS
Nike Engage 54* SQ / 58* TS
(Oven) 006 Paul Casey/ Rory Prototypes
WITB Link

#5 GC70

GC70

    Just Do It

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 3,561 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 62144
  • Joined: 08/02/2008
  • Location:State of Hockey
GolfWRX Likes : 1089

Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:12 PM

View PostOndeck25, on 02 June 2012 - 07:35 PM, said:

Did you check with PING? It was my understanding they had a nice variety of JR. Clubs and a life time guarantee.
No i havent. All Jr sets i see, he's too tall for. Does piong make longer ones?

Nike Vapor Pro Elements Chrome 6F4T S
Titleist 915FD 15* Rogue 95MSI 80S
Titleist 915H 19* Rogue 95MSI 85HS
VPC 2-PW, Modus3 S120
(Oven) Vr Forged Raw 52/10 & 58* DS
Nike Engage 54* SQ / 58* TS
(Oven) 006 Paul Casey/ Rory Prototypes
WITB Link

#6 Kadin 25

Kadin 25

    BIG K

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 6,294 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 132451
  • Joined: 07/06/2011
  • Location:On The Green
GolfWRX Likes : 2058

Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:51 AM

I thought they did. Check their website or shoot them a call maybe the can help you out.

            Featured Writer For GolfWRX.com
                Editor Product Reviews
                Product Tester/Review Panel
                Winner TMag Naples Trip 2012
                See ya on the green...Kadin


#7 Cwing

Cwing

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,170 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 37012
  • Joined: 08/10/2007
  • Location:Go Big Blue!!! 8x Champs. Who Dey !!! Go Bengals,
GolfWRX Likes : 501

Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:55 AM

US Kids golf makes them for taller kids. Dicks has them for taller kids.
PING g25 10.5* vs g30 10* vs a Covert 2.0
PING k15 16* vs Callaway x2Hot 3 wood
Callaway X2Hot 19*,  K15 23* & 27*
PING G25 5 - U. DG XP s300
Cleveland RTX 54* & 58*
Odyssey Big T VLine 35"

http://www.golfwrx.c...ings-witb-2013/

#8 dxf411

dxf411

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 84 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 36720
  • Joined: 08/07/2007
GolfWRX Likes : 0

Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:38 AM

can't go wrong with ladies clubs, and there'll be a much bigger choice than juniors clubs

#9 Kevie Ray

Kevie Ray

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 190 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 105715
  • Joined: 04/02/2010
  • Location:East Bay.....SF
GolfWRX Likes : 12

Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:43 AM

View Postdxf411, on 03 June 2012 - 08:38 AM, said:

can't go wrong with ladies clubs, and there'll be a much bigger choice than juniors clubs

Agreed, but the biggest issue is the color schemes if you are buying for a boy.

#10 GC70

GC70

    Just Do It

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 3,561 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 62144
  • Joined: 08/02/2008
  • Location:State of Hockey
GolfWRX Likes : 1089

Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:40 PM

View PostKevie Ray, on 03 June 2012 - 10:43 AM, said:

View Postdxf411, on 03 June 2012 - 08:38 AM, said:

can't go wrong with ladies clubs, and there'll be a much bigger choice than juniors clubs

Agreed, but the biggest issue is the color schemes if you are buying for a boy.

Women R flex, or do they only come in R? I take it the lenght will be longer then Jr and shorter then men?

Nike Vapor Pro Elements Chrome 6F4T S
Titleist 915FD 15* Rogue 95MSI 80S
Titleist 915H 19* Rogue 95MSI 85HS
VPC 2-PW, Modus3 S120
(Oven) Vr Forged Raw 52/10 & 58* DS
Nike Engage 54* SQ / 58* TS
(Oven) 006 Paul Casey/ Rory Prototypes
WITB Link

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

Remove This Advertisement GolfWRX

GolfWRX

    Team Golfwrx

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Viewing GolfWRX as Guest


Hi there. Wondering why this box is in your way from continuing to read down this awesome thread? Just join for free and you will never see it again.




#11 Narch

Narch

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 120021
  • Joined: 01/05/2011
  • Ebay ID:westdecaturcolt
GolfWRX Likes : 0

Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:56 PM

Tour Edge makes a set of clubs for teens. They're called varsity hp7 i think.

Maxfli does too, but i don't know the quality of either of these.

Edited by Narch, 03 June 2012 - 01:58 PM.


#12 HenB0gan

HenB0gan

    Hook 'Em Horns

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 237 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 172825
  • Joined: 04/04/2012
  • Location:Frisco, Tx
GolfWRX Likes : 23

Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:42 AM

From what i was told when I was looking for a set for my 10yr old, 5'3" 120lbs, was that it's not just the length of the clubs but also the flex of the shafts. When I had my son fitted his swing speed was to fast for a junior flex shaft. Not knowing the amount of money you are willing to spend looking into a ladies set with non gender specific colors will probably be your best bet. It's not just about him out growing the length of club but the flex in the shafts also.
Nike Covert Tour 9.5* Kuro Kage 60X
Nike Covert Tour 3 FW 15* Kura Kage 70X
Titleist 712U 2i w/ DG X100
Titleist 690.mb 3-PW w/ DG X100
Titleist SM 56* Callaway Forged Raw 60*
Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2

#13 GC70

GC70

    Just Do It

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 3,561 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 62144
  • Joined: 08/02/2008
  • Location:State of Hockey
GolfWRX Likes : 1089

Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:37 PM

View PostHenB0gan, on 05 June 2012 - 02:42 AM, said:

From what i was told when I was looking for a set for my 10yr old, 5'3" 120lbs, was that it's not just the length of the clubs but also the flex of the shafts. When I had my son fitted his swing speed was to fast for a junior flex shaft. Not knowing the amount of money you are willing to spend looking into a ladies set with non gender specific colors will probably be your best bet. It's not just about him out growing the length of club but the flex in the shafts also.

Thanks, Did you get your son ladies or what did you get him?  Do they only come in one flex for the ladies?
Nike Vapor Pro Elements Chrome 6F4T S
Titleist 915FD 15* Rogue 95MSI 80S
Titleist 915H 19* Rogue 95MSI 85HS
VPC 2-PW, Modus3 S120
(Oven) Vr Forged Raw 52/10 & 58* DS
Nike Engage 54* SQ / 58* TS
(Oven) 006 Paul Casey/ Rory Prototypes
WITB Link

#14 theebdk

theebdk

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 268 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 119507
  • Joined: 12/28/2010
GolfWRX Likes : 13

Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:56 PM

My 14 y/o son's pro recommended ladies club last summer so he has a set of Adams.  He really wants my olf R7s and with his first lesson this year will have the Pro look at them and decide if ready.  He is getting close to 5 and a half feet.

My daughter will start her first lesson with the same pro soon.  She has the Maxfli teen set.  A bit long but growing into them.  When my son drops the ladies clubs I can probably transition to the daughter.  But the key concept for both, ask a qualified Pro.

#15 W2_Golfer

W2_Golfer

    Advanced

  • Jr. Boomers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 451 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 162633
  • Joined: 02/12/2012
  • Location:Houston, Texas
GolfWRX Likes : 19

Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:39 PM

The Adams teen sets are amazing, seriously.  Great for junior teens.  They may be too flimsy but I would just try them out, like you should try and do with the women's clubs.


#16 HenB0gan

HenB0gan

    Hook 'Em Horns

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 237 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 172825
  • Joined: 04/04/2012
  • Location:Frisco, Tx
GolfWRX Likes : 23

Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:59 AM

View PostMNNikeGuy, on 05 June 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:

View PostHenB0gan, on 05 June 2012 - 02:42 AM, said:

From what i was told when I was looking for a set for my 10yr old, 5'3" 120lbs, was that it's not just the length of the clubs but also the flex of the shafts. When I had my son fitted his swing speed was to fast for a junior flex shaft. Not knowing the amount of money you are willing to spend looking into a ladies set with non gender specific colors will probably be your best bet. It's not just about him out growing the length of club but the flex in the shafts also.

Thanks, Did you get your son ladies or what did you get him?  Do they only come in one flex for the ladies?

I had my club builder, Bo Hodnett, fit him and build his clubs. Bo works on several of the local tour pro's clubs and is a great guy that does exceptional work. The iron heads are Adobe a Callaway Diablo knockoff. The driver is Adams Idea A12 and fairway wood is the Adams Speedline  F-11, and the hybrids are X-9 Extreme MOI. Graphite shafts are UST Competition 65 L/A flex (driver, 5 wood, 4h & 5h) and iron shafts are Apollo (7i-sand wedge).
Nike Covert Tour 9.5* Kuro Kage 60X
Nike Covert Tour 3 FW 15* Kura Kage 70X
Titleist 712U 2i w/ DG X100
Titleist 690.mb 3-PW w/ DG X100
Titleist SM 56* Callaway Forged Raw 60*
Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2

#17 MadGolfer76

MadGolfer76

    Admiration is the state furthest from understanding.

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 14,708 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 89700
  • Joined: 07/26/2009
  • Location:Maine
  • Handicap:4.8
GolfWRX Likes : 5081

Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:33 AM

Ladies set? Are you guys kidding? Gonna scar that kid for life and he will walk from the game the minute he gets teased for having a set of ladies clubs by anyone willing to open their mouth. Better to find some components and build from scratch.
Mizuno JPX EZ 9.5/Fujikura Speeder TS 6.3
Adams Super LS 15/Kuro Kage Black 70x
Adams Super LS 19, 22/Kuro Kage Silver 80x
Mizuno Mp 53 4-9/Tour Concept s300
Titleist SM4 48, 54, 60/Dynamic Gold r400
Odyssey White Ice #7
Srixon Z-Star XV Yellow
WITB Link

#18 HenB0gan

HenB0gan

    Hook 'Em Horns

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 237 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 172825
  • Joined: 04/04/2012
  • Location:Frisco, Tx
GolfWRX Likes : 23

Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:33 PM

View PostMadGolfer76, on 06 June 2012 - 03:33 AM, said:

Ladies set? Are you guys kidding? Gonna scar that kid for life and he will walk from the game the minute he gets teased for having a set of ladies clubs by anyone willing to open their mouth. Better to find some components and build from scratch.

Not knowing the amount of money the OP is willing to spend a ladies set might be the best option. Yes,if money wasnt an issue then yes building a set with ladies flex shafts would be better than purchasing a ladies set. However, I'm sure there are non gender specific colored lady sets available that a 12yr old wouldn't know they were a ladies set if they were not told.

Edited by HenB0gan, 06 June 2012 - 10:45 PM.

Nike Covert Tour 9.5* Kuro Kage 60X
Nike Covert Tour 3 FW 15* Kura Kage 70X
Titleist 712U 2i w/ DG X100
Titleist 690.mb 3-PW w/ DG X100
Titleist SM 56* Callaway Forged Raw 60*
Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2

#19 Vince.Cole

Vince.Cole

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 248 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 108848
  • Joined: 06/01/2010
  • Location:Calfornia
GolfWRX Likes : 22

Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:12 PM

US KIDS golf clubs are the best golf clubs for juniors and kids in my opinion.

#20 danzur

danzur

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 179544
  • Joined: 05/07/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 2

Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:07 AM

My son, who just turned 13 (4'11, 100 lbs)....swing speed in the low 80's, left handed....had been using USKids clubs over the years. He also had a Callaway Junior set at some point also.  All served him well, he wore most of them out over time.  He grew out of the USKids 60" clubs quicker than we thought (I thought they would get him through the tournament season this year), but he needed to upgrade right when the season started which was tough.

PING was in town at Golfsmith so we had him fitted with them.  I was thinking women's or senior graphite shafts, but surprisingly he hit the "soft R" steel shafts much better, and much higher than graphite.  The fitted him with the purple dot (1.5 degree flat) and the shafts were shortened 1' to 1 1/2" depending on the club.  3 wedges, 5-9 irons, hybrid, 4 wood, and a G15 driver.  It wasn't cheap, but far cheaper than the new G20's.  A tremendous upgrade over any "kids set", and fit to his size and swing.

They were custom ordered from the factory at no additional charge and we had them in about 2 weeks. Would have been quicker but some pieces were out of stock at the time of the order.

I wouldn't order clubs like this without working with the PING clubfitters as the can mix and max shafts, and heads so you can feel and see ball flight.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

Remove This Advertisement GolfWRX

GolfWRX

    Team Golfwrx

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Viewing GolfWRX as Guest


Hi there. Wondering why this box is in your way from continuing to read down this awesome thread? Just join for free and you will never see it again.




#21 GC70

GC70

    Just Do It

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 3,561 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 62144
  • Joined: 08/02/2008
  • Location:State of Hockey
GolfWRX Likes : 1089

Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

View Postdanzur, on 29 July 2012 - 09:07 AM, said:

My son, who just turned 13 (4'11, 100 lbs)....swing speed in the low 80's, left handed....had been using USKids clubs over the years. He also had a Callaway Junior set at some point also.  All served him well, he wore most of them out over time.  He grew out of the USKids 60" clubs quicker than we thought (I thought they would get him through the tournament season this year), but he needed to upgrade right when the season started which was tough.

PING was in town at Golfsmith so we had him fitted with them.  I was thinking women's or senior graphite shafts, but surprisingly he hit the "soft R" steel shafts much better, and much higher than graphite.  The fitted him with the purple dot (1.5 degree flat) and the shafts were shortened 1' to 1 1/2" depending on the club.  3 wedges, 5-9 irons, hybrid, 4 wood, and a G15 driver.  It wasn't cheap, but far cheaper than the new G20's.  A tremendous upgrade over any "kids set", and fit to his size and swing.

They were custom ordered from the factory at no additional charge and we had them in about 2 weeks. Would have been quicker but some pieces were out of stock at the time of the order.

I wouldn't order clubs like this without working with the PING clubfitters as the can mix and max shafts, and heads so you can feel and see ball flight.
Cool ! Thanks.
Nike Vapor Pro Elements Chrome 6F4T S
Titleist 915FD 15* Rogue 95MSI 80S
Titleist 915H 19* Rogue 95MSI 85HS
VPC 2-PW, Modus3 S120
(Oven) Vr Forged Raw 52/10 & 58* DS
Nike Engage 54* SQ / 58* TS
(Oven) 006 Paul Casey/ Rory Prototypes
WITB Link

#22 golow

golow

    I Gots Issues

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 683 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 725
  • Joined: 05/19/2005
  • Location:CT
GolfWRX Likes : 116

Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:55 PM

My son is 10 and 5'1". He uses the PING Moxie irons, 3W and hybrid, US kids SW, and the Nike SQ Jr driver extended. Irons are now too short. I could have extended them but he really needs more than just a 7 and 9.

Just ordered US Kids Tour series 60 5-PW, GW,SW. In a year or two he'll be able to handle one of my sets of irons reshafted. Total weight is the biggest concern at this age.

His putter is a 20 yo BeCu Anser 3 ... Passed on by a Canadian Pro. I told him it's the only putter he's allowed to use until someone pays him play something else :)

golow™

#23 KILLEDBYASHANKEDWEDGE

KILLEDBYASHANKEDWEDGE

    IT"S LIKE 320 DOWN THE MIDDLE

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,086 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 161101
  • Joined: 02/07/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 862

Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:02 PM

C'mon Dad, Ladies set?  Do your due diligence and get him anything other than a Ladies set. Like a previous poster said, the boys will rip him a new one when he shows up with the Dinah Shore classics.

That being said, here you go:

http://www.dicksspor...4.4414182#green

Edited by KILLEDBYASHANKEDWEDGE, 29 July 2012 - 05:39 PM.


#24 jollysammy

jollysammy

    Jollysammy

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 269 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 99257
  • Joined: 11/26/2009
  • Location:Belmont, CA
  • Ebay ID:ajjustin
GolfWRX Likes : 33

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:42 PM

View PostMNNikeGuy, on 02 June 2012 - 05:53 PM, said:

My 12 year old is starting to play more golf and needs clubs. He's like 5.2. Do i get him mens regular or Sr flex and cut them down? all Jr sets are two short and the grips are really thin.

Any help would be great .
Thanks

My son is 12 and 5'4".  When he was 9 I bought him Cobra SSi's senior flex graphite shafts and cut them down 2 inches.  He hit those great until he turned 12 and with a growth spurt got a lot stronger so they became whippy on him.  He wanted blades so we found a used set of Mizuno MP-33s at the local golf store with S300 stiff shafts. At first he didn't hit them as far as the graphites but they were much more accurate.  After 6 months with these he went from shooting 89-90 to now  80-82 and his hdcp dropped to 12.  They made him stronger so he now hits all his clubs better.

#25 GC70

GC70

    Just Do It

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 3,561 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 62144
  • Joined: 08/02/2008
  • Location:State of Hockey
GolfWRX Likes : 1089

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

View Postjollysammy, on 28 November 2012 - 05:42 PM, said:

View PostMNNikeGuy, on 02 June 2012 - 05:53 PM, said:

My 12 year old is starting to play more golf and needs clubs. He's like 5.2. Do i get him mens regular or Sr flex and cut them down? all Jr sets are two short and the grips are really thin.

Any help would be great .
Thanks

My son is 12 and 5'4".  When he was 9 I bought him Cobra SSi's senior flex graphite shafts and cut them down 2 inches.  He hit those great until he turned 12 and with a growth spurt got a lot stronger so they became whippy on him.  He wanted blades so we found a used set of Mizuno MP-33s at the local golf store with S300 stiff shafts. At first he didn't hit them as far as the graphites but they were much more accurate.  After 6 months with these he went from shooting 89-90 to now  80-82 and his hdcp dropped to 12.  They made him stronger so he now hits all his clubs better.
Cool! Thanks!
May be i'll just go to 2nd swing and pick him up a cheap set with R300 or something like that.

Nike Vapor Pro Elements Chrome 6F4T S
Titleist 915FD 15* Rogue 95MSI 80S
Titleist 915H 19* Rogue 95MSI 85HS
VPC 2-PW, Modus3 S120
(Oven) Vr Forged Raw 52/10 & 58* DS
Nike Engage 54* SQ / 58* TS
(Oven) 006 Paul Casey/ Rory Prototypes
WITB Link

#26 JBirdUt

JBirdUt

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 243 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 180076
  • Joined: 05/09/2012
  • Ebay ID:J.r.1968
GolfWRX Likes : 50

Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

Take a look at www.flynn-golf.com I like what they're doing.  I haven't seen them but friends who have them are quite pleased.



#27 jollysammy

jollysammy

    Jollysammy

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 269 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 99257
  • Joined: 11/26/2009
  • Location:Belmont, CA
  • Ebay ID:ajjustin
GolfWRX Likes : 33

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

View PostMNNikeGuy, on 28 November 2012 - 05:59 PM, said:

View Postjollysammy, on 28 November 2012 - 05:42 PM, said:

View PostMNNikeGuy, on 02 June 2012 - 05:53 PM, said:

My 12 year old is starting to play more golf and needs clubs. He's like 5.2. Do i get him mens regular or Sr flex and cut them down? all Jr sets are two short and the grips are really thin.

Any help would be great .
Thanks

My son is 12 and 5'4".  When he was 9 I bought him Cobra SSi's senior flex graphite shafts and cut them down 2 inches.  He hit those great until he turned 12 and with a growth spurt got a lot stronger so they became whippy on him.  He wanted blades so we found a used set of Mizuno MP-33s at the local golf store with S300 stiff shafts. At first he didn't hit them as far as the graphites but they were much more accurate.  After 6 months with these he went from shooting 89-90 to now  80-82 and his hdcp dropped to 12.  They made him stronger so he now hits all his clubs better.
Cool! Thanks!
May be i'll just go to 2nd swing and pick him up a cheap set with R300 or something like that.

Be sure to have him try them out first.  Blades are not for everyone.  My son is a precise ball striker, the Mizuno blades were hardly used and the lady at the store told us that my son was the only junior to ever buy blades from her. I thnk people buy blades and then discover they can't hit them consistently and exchange later.   For $100 I felt we couldn't go wrong and if he didn't like them, I could re-sell them on ebay for at least that much.  We spent another $100 regripping with New Decade Multi-compound black white grips.  He hit them solid in the store off the mat.  First thing we noticed was the distances were shorter due to the heavier weight and traditional lofts, but the accuracy and repeatability were a lot better.

#28 Rudd

Rudd

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 94 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 131349
  • Joined: 06/22/2011
  • Location:Georgia
GolfWRX Likes : 4

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

I have my 11 year old 5' 1" in ping Soft R, D, fw, and Irons. He has a TM 11 hybrid in Senior flex.
I started him with G5's that I got off the bay and I harvested Soft R shafts out of what I could here and there.
He has a set of ping G10's irons(LEFTY) that had been cut one down for a lady 1". So I only cut them 1/2" more, and regripped.  He stripes them!
I have tinkered with his driver and 3w in Reg flex, but it is still to much club for him. Soft R is the way to go. I am going to look at Regular flex when he gets 13, or he gets to about 5' 5".

I agree with above posters about Tour Edge. He grew out of the largest Junior set Tour edge had very fast, but he really enjoyed them. IMO they were great clubs. I wouldn't hesitate to buy the Teen sets from Tour Edge. However, I am a man cave clubmaker, and I enjoying making his own clubs.

Edited by Rudd, 28 November 2012 - 09:27 PM.


#29 Hrocks

Hrocks

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 7101
  • Joined: 10/25/2005
  • Location:Northern Ohio
  • Ebay ID:Originalhrocks
GolfWRX Likes : 17

Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

View PostJBirdUt, on 28 November 2012 - 06:05 PM, said:

Take a look at www.flynn-golf.com I like what they're doing.  I haven't seen them but friends who have them are quite pleased.

Mike Flynn makes awesome junior (only) custom clubs!  Have had a couple of sets as my son has grown.  He uses proprietary UST shafts which made all the difference in the world.  The irons launch great, and he has a number of really lightweight driver heads 16* and down.  When my guy was about 9-10, changing from US Kids equipment to the VT Max clubs that Flynn makes was a golf epiphany!

BTW, Rudd-- being that you like to build your own clubs, you may want to take a look at Golfworks Ltech driver heads.  They are for Seniors and Ladies, and are available in 15* and 13* 460cc.  With their own house brand graphite shafts, they are very cost effective.  Just checked for someone, and the whole kit is now only $66 bucks!  My 12 yr old is killing the 13* senior shaft set up.  (- 1-1/2")

Edited by Hrocks, 01 December 2012 - 10:16 AM.


#30 GanoGolf808

GanoGolf808

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 50 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 250332
  • Joined: 05/13/2013
  • Location:Honolulu,Hawaii
GolfWRX Likes : 2

Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:24 AM

5'2-played game enhancement irons, now have a bladed combo set.
maybe the best choice i have ever done


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

Remove This Advertisement GolfWRX

GolfWRX

    Team Golfwrx

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Viewing GolfWRX as Guest


Hi there. Wondering why this box is in your way from continuing to read down this awesome thread? Just join for free and you will never see it again.






Reply to this topic



  


2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors