Children can start golfing as early as 3 years old. Most formal golf lessons begin at the kindergarten level (5-6 years old); however, children tend to swing the golf club a lot earlier. Does your child take away your golf club to attempt a swing? It’s time to get them their own equipment! To avoid unnecessary hurdles, the most important purchase is the golf club/driver – manufacturers make golf clubs for children as well. This guide focuses on the best golf clubs for kids: golf clubs that are specifically designed for kids under 13 years old.
What Age Can A Kid Start Playing Golf?
Children can start golfing as early as 3 years old – there are smaller golf clubs made for them. There are 3 categories of golf clubs: Children’s golf clubs, teenager’s golf clubs, and adult’s golf clubs. Children’s golf clubs can be half the size of adult golf clubs while teenager and adult ones are virtually identical.
- Children golf clubs: For children aged 3-12 years old.
- Teenager golf clubs: For teenagers aged 13-19 years old.
- Adult golf clubs: For grown adults aged 19+ years old.
How To Know If A Child Is Ready To Start Practicing?
Observe your child’s behavior – if they try to rip away your club to take a swing themselves, they’re ready to start practicing. Once you pick an appropriate golf club for them, they’ll be able to swing a lot easier. Even grandparents can golf: golf is not a 20-60 year old only sport.
Lessons for children start at 5-6 years old (kindergarten level) depending on the area.
How To Measure Golf Clubs For Kids?
Measure your child from their toes to their naval and breastbone – this should be the size of the golf club. The drivers/golf clubs are measured from the heel – this is the resting on the ground to the grip cap. If the measurements you took from your child match those of the golf club, that golf club will be ideal for them.
Pro Tip: Buy the smallest golf club in your child’s age group – smaller golf clubs will be easy for your child to control to be safe on your purchase (without taking measurements).
The team at AEC Info also wrote an article on the importance of club fitting.