Types of Junior Golf Equipment
Outfit your child right for the course.
Turn to golf equipment, kidsí golf apparel and accessories from trusted brands that will have them ready for the round, from head to toe.
Kidsí golf shoes from leading names like Nike®, adidas®, Puma® and FootJoy® keep your child's foot comfortable and deliver the right grip for the greens. Look for apparel and footwear in golf that is casual or traditional, based on your child's unique personality.
Juniors' golf gloves from Maxfli® and Nike® are essential additions to any junior golfer bag. Pull on gloves designed for players between the ages of 2 and 12 that safeguard against blisters and soreness.
For a fun twist, accessorize with playful and vibrant designs. Purchase SpongeBob golf balls or Scooby-Doo, Angry Birds or Star Wars-themed head covers that inject fun at every hole. In addition, golf head covers are lined with thick padding for extreme padding that teaches your child how to properly take care of the investment.
Pick up a golf bag that is designed for your child's age and size. For younger children, a complete junior bag exists that contains all clubs, pads for appropriate foot placement, targets, and rubber tees. These types of training tools can be positive if your golfer tends to be more of a visual learner.
Looking to deck your little golfer out in course-appropriate wardrobe? DICK'S Sporting Goods has the answer with apparel from your favorite brands like adidas®, Nike® and Under Armour®.
Tips & Expert Advice
Young junior golfers should use soft-compression golf balls that are suitable for swing speeds under 70 miles per hour. There are many varieties designed for juniors, some of which also feature fun character designs and patterns. These golf balls allow children to gain greater distance and get the ball higher in the air, while maintaining a level of control over their play.
You may have the habit of buying shoes a bit large for your child so they can grow into them. However, this is not a good plan when buying junior golf shoes. The shoes should fit snugly so that they give the necessary support and traction when pivoting during a swing. Shoes that are a size too large with throw off your child's balance and affect the back swing and follow through of the shot.