The game of golf has long been viewed as a favorite pastime for men. However, with the advent of affordable golf equipment and public golf courses, golf has seen an influx of players of all ages and genders. Golf equipment manufacturers have taken notice and now produce golf equipment for men, women and children. Many equipment manufacturers recognize that children are the future of the game of golf and their future customers. Youth golfers in the past primarily played golf with an adult set of golf clubs that had simply been cut down to their length. Now, however, golf equipment manufacturers now produce quality golf equipment specifically for children. The best youth golf clubs pay attention to details that enhance the clubs' playability, such as properly weighted shafts and high quality club head materials that make playing the game of golf enjoyable for children.
U.S. Kids Golf
U.S. Kids Golf manufactures only youth golf equipment. It makes golf clubs for boys and girls that are sold in color-coded tiers. Boy golfers as short as 39 inches who are beginning the game are recommended to use the ultralight "Red" line of clubs, while girl golfers as short as 39 inches who are beginning the game are recommended to use the ultralight "Pink" line of clubs. The Tour Series line of golf clubs are made for kids who have experience in the game of golf, and are made for golfers as short as 51 inches and up to 63 inches tall. U.S. Kids Golf also sells golf balls and accessories such as golf gloves, umbrellas and towels. U.S. Kids golf equipment can be purchased on a club by club basis or in sets that can be purchased with or without a golf bag. Prices vary by club and by set.
Ping Moxie Youth Golf Clubs
Ping Golf has one entry in the youth golf club market, called the Ping Moxie Junior Set. These golf clubs are made for kids ages 9 to 11. The clubs are unisex, so they can be played by boys and girls. This feature, which allows clubs to be handed down to younger siblings of either gender, is a benefit for parents who have boys and girls of different ages. The Ping Moxie set includes lightweight shafts, a 360cc titanium driver, one fairway wood, one hybrid club, three irons and a junior Ping Anser putter. The set comes with a Ping stand bag that is lightweight and functional for kids in the allotted age group. The Ping Moxie clubs can be purchased for as low as $220.
Nike Tiger Woods Junior Golf Clubs
Nike Golf has two sets of golf clubs that are geared toward youth golfers. The Nike Tiger Woods Kids Red and Black sets are designed for kids as young as 5 and as old as 11. The "Red" set is designed for kids that are ages 5 to 7. The set includes lightweight shafts, a driver, two irons, a putter, golf bag and Nike golf balls. This set can be purchased for as low as $160. The Tiger Woods Kids "Black" sets are designed for kids that are ages 8 to 11. The set includes lightweight shafts, a driver, a hybrid, three irons, a sand wedge, a putter, golf bag and Nike golf balls. This set can be purchased for as low as $220.