Years ago, golf was an exclusive sport. Many golf clubs prohibited women and minorities from playing. Now, when it comes to exclusion in the golf world, an overlooked segment of the population is children. Back when golf was still in its Dark Age, children were allowed to be caddies and not much else.
Today, children have gained the means to play golf, yet it has flown under the radar. Modern ventures such as The First Tee program have done a wonderful job of introducing the game of golf to children, giving them both the opportunity and the instruction needed to enjoy the sport. Many instructional schools offer lessons specifically tailored to a junior’s needs, and organizations like the American Junior Golf Association prepare children not only to play competitive golf, but for life as well. Junior golfers have more opportunities now than they ever did.
Until recently, however, one thing was still missing. Juniors have opportunities to play, programs designed specifically around their needs, and organizations that foster their talents, but what kind of clubs are they hitting? Chances are children receive cut-down clubs from Dad’s closet. While this is a nice gesture, it doesn’t give Junior the best chance to succeed. Adults have options when it comes to getting clubs that match their games, why not juniors?
Golfers who use bad equipment don’t fare as well on the links as those with quality clubs that are fitted to their swings. These golfers often get frustrated with the game and may even give it up altogether. Children are even more prone to the emotional swings of golf. Frustration with a sport can turn a child off of it for life. Children need clubs that lessen the frustration of golf—we all know that the game is frustrating enough on its own! Luckily, there are now companies that specialize in making clubs for juniors.
One of these companies is U.S. Kids Golf. This company was founded by a man who realized that his young children quickly lost interest in the game because the cut-down clubs he had given them were much too heavy to swing, so he created Ultralight Kids clubs. These clubs were 25% lighter than most cut-down clubs, and they also feature a normal weight distribution that didn’t put strain on a child to swing. Designed for children from 3’ to 5’6” tall, the clubs have more slender grips to fit children’s hands, flatter lie angles than adult clubs, and flexible shafts. U.S. Kids Golf clubs feature a color-coded system that makes it easy to choose clubs for that fit the size and skill level of your child.
For those parents out there who are saying to themselves, “Wow, that has to be expensive, buying a set of clubs that fits my child every year or two,” I present to you Accu-Length, the only expandable junior golf club. Buy a set of Accu-Length clubs when your child first begins to play, and they’ll still be a great five years later. This is due to Accu-Length’s unique spacer technology. It’s very simple. As your child grows, just add one of the spacers that comes with the club to the shaft. One set of Accu-Length clubs will still fit a child that has grown over a foot from first use.
The clubs are made of the highest quality materials, including a stainless steel head and composite shaft. This ensures that Accu-Length clubs perform on the course and last a long time. All Accu-Length customers will receive a Product Introduction CD-ROM that will tell them everything they need to know about their child’s new clubs. To contact U.S. Kids Golf, call 1-888-387-5437 or visit www.uskidsgolf.com. To contact Accu-Length, call 1-800-579-8377 or visit www.acculength.com.