Golf is a challenging sport. It takes a lot of time, coordination and practice for your body to make the repetitive movements needed for consistent play. This is why it’s best to start playing while you are young!
I started playing golf when I was eight years old. I was a hockey player for most of my life, before golf, and didn’t even know what golf was. Luckily, my dad bought me a junior set and took me out to a par 3 course to play. This is when I fell in love with the game! I started joining junior leagues, playing in tournaments and eventually began a career in golf, all because my dad introduced me to the game with a junior set.
Having been working in the golf industry for over ten years, I have been around a lot of junior golfers and have learned exactly which equipment they need to start playing. We host one of the largest junior programs in the state, and I always recommend beginners to start with the Unisex Wilson Junior Set and bag. This set comes with everything a junior needs to become acclimated to the game.
- Click here to take a peek on Amazon and to select the age of the junior and if they swing right handed or left handed!
The Wilson Junior set comes with:
- A stand bag with multiple pockets
- A driver with a junior shaft flex and length
- A long iron with a large sweet spot
- A short iron with a large sweet spot
- A wedge with a large clubface
- A putter at junior length
- Two head covers
One of the cool things about this junior set is that it doesn’t categorize the irons by numbers. It merely has a “long iron” and a “short iron.” I have found this to be the best way for juniors to learn as introducing them to club numbers can get confusing.
What Size do you Need
Another cool thing about this junior set is that the length is categorized based on the junior’s age making it easy to select the proper set. On Amazon, you just choose either:
- Ages 5-8
- Ages 8-11
- Ages 11-14
If the junior is tall for their age, I have found it best to upgrade to the next age range set. After the 11-14 age set, it is best to start them with standard length club set. You can read my recommendation on great standard sets here.
The Wilson Junior Set is a GREAT option for any beginning junior who wants to start the game of golf. It comes with everything they need on the course and is very convenient for girls and boys of all ages.
If my dad never bought me my first junior set, I not sure where I would be today. Golf has changed my life, and I want it to share that with other juniors, just starting to play.
Thanks for reading and I know you will love this set!