From a club building and fitting perspective, we consider the age of a kid golfer to be between 4-12. There are significant differences in strength, size and muscle development between the two age groups of kids and juniors.
A full kids custom-fit set contains between 5 and 9 clubs – dependent upon skill level and cost considerations. Total costs can vary, but are generally between $175.00 and $250.00 with a lightweight bag included.
We custom fit kids for clubs based on age and size:
Ages 5 & Under
Therefore, you need to consider a custom kids set if the child falls within the kids age range. Unless a child is unusually large for his or her age – junior clubs will likely be a stretch and cause the golfer to develop poor swing mechanics. Once cemented into their swing, poor mechanics can be a difficult task to correct as the child grows and continues to play golf. Moving up to junior clubs will not necessarily correct the issue.
Younger kids are more likely to develop good habits and technique when they play with a set of appropriately fitted equipment. You are much better off to start with a set designed for younger kids and then move up to a junior set as the child grows physically into it. Kids clubs will typically be shorter and lighter than junior clubs.
NOTE: Custom Kids Clubs can be extended and retrofitted one or two times to fit kids as they physically grow.