Correct Length + Soft Flex + Light Weight = Success!
A few weeks ago a good friend asked me to set up a club fitting for his grandson – age 9. This is actually the first fitting I have done for a very young golfer, but I had some ideas of what we would do in the fitting. For sure, we would not be cranking up the Flightscope and measuring swing speed, etc. I am definitely a "softee" for young kids (having three grandchildren, and one more on the way), and we had a great experience that I think is going to help him enjoy his golf.
- First of all, be sure to fit the right club lengths for him – to get him into a comfortable, athletic posture when he swings them.
- Soft and light. I used Wishon S2S Green AA shafts in irons, and Wishon S2S Ruby Lite AA shafts in woods. I used tip trimming instructions and they turned out to be soft flexes. And the club swingweights were all in the "A" range, appropriate for a young golfer just learning the game.
- I had a 15 degree Wishon head (older model) that he liked, and purchased a Wishon 730 CL 21 degree fairway wood head. I also purchased Wishon 765-WS 7 and 9 iron heads (wide sole for forgiveness), a Wishon PCS Micro sand wedge, and a Wishon putter.
- His driver is 38 inches long, fairway wood 37 inches long, 7 iron is 34-1/2 inches long and less for the other irons, and his putter is 30 inches long. I put junior size grips on all of the clubs.