Kids Golf Clubs Flexibility Produces Highly Skilled Youngsters

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Most middle-aged golfers can remember back to the days when golf clubs were handed down from father to son when dad got new clubs. The old clubs, some with wooden shafts and some with metal, were chopped down to shorten the shaft. The problem was that the size of the club head remained the same, throwing the balance off during the swing.

A cut-off shaft reduces the flexibility, making it difficult to get any height on the shots. The hand-me-downs were better than nothing however; a complete matching set for a youngster was unheard of in those lean years after World War II when new families were growing and building homes.

In the past three decades there has been a steady increase in young golfers and the specialized smaller-scale golf clubs. Prior to the 1950s the shafts of woods and irons were made out of wood; they have evolved to metal for more a flexible swing. The fathers of the 1960s who loved golf were fans of PGA stars like Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, celebrities who didn't quite relate to the younger generation.

It's quite the opposite today since the rise of Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods. He became a pure, talented, and sensational public figure who couldn't lose a tournament. He attracted the major sponsors and got more tournaments covered by T.V. than ever before because of his marketability.

That love affair with the public was soured considerably in 2009 when Tiger's other love affairs came to light - a real turnaround in public opinion ensued. He had a beautiful blond Swedish wife, Elin Nordegren, who was more surprised than anyone at the deception. Tiger Woods suddenly faced a divorce and an exodus of major sponsors. AT&T, Accenture, Gatorade and Gillette dropped their deals with Tiger, although to be fair, Gatorade's decision to discontinue its "Tiger Focus" brand occurred before the famous car crash that brought the infidelity to public light.

Teenage golfers might find the lost sponsorship millions abstract in comparison to the ability to impress women with the fame and tournament money of the professional golfer. Aspiring to such a lofty goal means that the golfer needs to start at a very young age, just like Tiger Woods who was showing talent at the age of five and at fifteen he became the youngest person to every win the Junior U.S.tournament.

He came from a well-off family so he had access to top golf courses and customized woods, irons, and putters to match his growing height. Manufacturers now make shafts that are the right flexibility for kids' swings. Light-weight steel and graphite composition makes the shafts easy to bend with the hands, making the clubs more playable, with improved distance and performance. The improvement in junior drivers and irons has made it possible for kids and teens to progress with less frustration.

Golf can be an expensive activity; in addition to the cost of equipment like clubs, carts, and golf bags, a membership to a golf course and a car to get there regularly is needed for regular rounds. Junior golf clubs have gotten more affordable as the market grew and more parents had their children taking up the sport. It's generally agreed that Tiger Woods has single-handedly created a new generation of competitive golfers who would like to gain even a fraction of the tour money and fame of the pro golfer.

SEO consultant Pat Boardman presents this information in respect to Tiger Cub junior golf clubs manufacturers of junior golf club sets and online retailers of junior golf accessories for teens.

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