Monday, August 17, 2009

Get the right fit clubs for your Juniors

Choosing the right length clubs for your kids can make a difference in how there swing mechanics develop. Now a days junior clubs are pretty standard equipment on many golf courses. They are much lighter and easier to control than the old cut down shafts from Mom or Dads set. There are many junior sets out there with many companies providing a choice of sizes. Make sure the set you choose fit's the size of your child. Purchasing a set that is too big can have a negative effect on how your child's swing develops. The below images shows a set up position with a junior club that is too long (left) and one that is better fit to this junior player (right).
You can clearly see the difference in the overall setup position with the arms hanging down below shoulders and a lower shaft angle.

When your arm forms a straight line with the shaft at address the back-swing is usually too flat. When the left arm swings too low across the chest in the back-swing ( lower left image) the downswing becomes too flat. This flat down-swing makes it more difficult to make contact with the ground, causing thin shots. When the arms hang down from the shoulders with the hands lower (top right image), the left arm will work more vertical in the back-swing creating higher hands at the top. This allows the club to work into the ball on a steeper plane creating better ball turf contact on impact.

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