Just as adults should be properly fitted for their golf equipment, so too should juniors. A junior golfer starting to learn the game using cut-down adult clubs or a boxed set will likely experience a high level of frustration and may lose their desire to play the game. With a properly fitted set of clubs, like the Prodi G, the junior golfer will have the correct shaft flex and length, lofts, lie angle, grip size, swingweight and total weight for their biometrics, which will provide improved performance and greater enjoyment.
The PING Web Fit for Junior Golfers app gives you a quick fitting recommendation based on the player’s height, wrist-to-floor measurements and average driver distance. By providing your junior player’s height, wrist-to-floor measurement and approximate driving distance, we can help determine the four primary elements to fitting a junior effectively.
Set Makeup: While juniors are developing their speed and skill, some won’t need a full set to start. Using their approximate driving distance, we can estimate their speed and recommend a set configuration.
Length: Shaft length is crucial. Using the player’s height, we can accurately recommend an appropriate length. Too often, we see parents buy clubs that are too long, hoping their kid will grow into them. In other cases, kids outgrow their equipment. At PING, we ensure lengths are accurate as the child grows with our “Get Golf Growing” program, whereby a junior’s set can be re-shafted, lengthened, re-weighted and re-gripped one time free at PING.
Lie Angle/Color Code: We can provide a precise recommendation for lie angle (PING color code) using the player’s height and arm length.
Shaft Flex: PING offers two shaft flexes in our Prodi G product, and using your junior’s driving distance, we can approximate their clubhead speed and recommend a shaft flex.
The PING Junior Fitting Process is for golfers 4’4” to 5’2” tall and for ages 7 to 13. For juniors taller than 5'2”, we recommend getting fit with PING’s standard Color Code Chart.