Junior putter.

Shanks2424Shanks2424 Members Posts: 214 ✭✭
My son wants a new putter for Christmas. What are some of your recommendation. Currently he is using a rossa Daytona 1
Brad's Bag 2019
Driver- Titleist 910 D3 8.5 Fujikura Speeder Pro TS Stiff
3 Wood- Titleist 909 F3 15* Matrix HD9 Stiff
Hybrid- Adams A12 Pro 18* Project X PXI 6.0
3-PW- Titleist DCI 990 TT Dynamic Gold S300
Wedges-Titleist Vokey Spin Milled CC 54/58 TT Dynamic Gold S300
Putter- Odyssey Tank 1 34 Inches Super Stroke Flatso 1.0
Ball- Titleist Pro V1
Bag Ogio Woode Stand Bag
 Grips Lamkin UTX Wrap 2 Wraps of Tape

Gavin's Bad 9 Year old son
Driver- Cobra Fly Z 12.5 Junior Cobra Shaft
4Wood- Cobra Amp 16.5 Cobra Junior Shaft[/background]
Hybrid- ???????
6-PW Cobra Max Apollo Junior Steel Shaft
Wedges- Cobra Max 50*  Cobra Pur 56* Apollo Junior Steel Shaft
Putter- Odyssey Metal X Rossie Super Stroke Ultra Slim 1.0
Ball- Titleist DTtru Soft.
Bag- Maxfli Black and Blue Junior Bag
Winn Dritec on Driver and 3 Wood
Golf Pride Junior Tour Velvet On Irons and Wedges.

Comments

  • tiger1873tiger1873 Members Posts: 1,010 ✭✭
    edited Sep 30, 2018 #2
    Has he tried out any putters recently ? Putters are a very personal thing. One person may love a putter and second person will hate it and do poorly with it. Usually the first putter is something that comes in a set or is a hand me down and you go from there. Have you brought him to a golf store to try out putters? The combos are truly endless.



    Have him try out a bunch and see if anything fits. Even if you do that good chance you may go through a bunch until they find one that they actually like and do well with it.
  • wildcatdenwildcatden China Cat Sunflower Members Posts: 826 ✭✭
    If you are going to putt with a blade anser shaped head, might as well get a PING.
  • Shanks2424Shanks2424 Members Posts: 214 ✭✭
    I have but the issue is they are too long for him to get a feel lol
    Brad's Bag 2019
    Driver- Titleist 910 D3 8.5 Fujikura Speeder Pro TS Stiff
    3 Wood- Titleist 909 F3 15* Matrix HD9 Stiff
    Hybrid- Adams A12 Pro 18* Project X PXI 6.0
    3-PW- Titleist DCI 990 TT Dynamic Gold S300
    Wedges-Titleist Vokey Spin Milled CC 54/58 TT Dynamic Gold S300
    Putter- Odyssey Tank 1 34 Inches Super Stroke Flatso 1.0
    Ball- Titleist Pro V1
    Bag Ogio Woode Stand Bag
     Grips Lamkin UTX Wrap 2 Wraps of Tape

    Gavin's Bad 9 Year old son
    Driver- Cobra Fly Z 12.5 Junior Cobra Shaft
    4Wood- Cobra Amp 16.5 Cobra Junior Shaft[/background]
    Hybrid- ???????
    6-PW Cobra Max Apollo Junior Steel Shaft
    Wedges- Cobra Max 50*  Cobra Pur 56* Apollo Junior Steel Shaft
    Putter- Odyssey Metal X Rossie Super Stroke Ultra Slim 1.0
    Ball- Titleist DTtru Soft.
    Bag- Maxfli Black and Blue Junior Bag
    Winn Dritec on Driver and 3 Wood
    Golf Pride Junior Tour Velvet On Irons and Wedges.
  • darter79darter79 Members Posts: 682 ✭✭
    Putters in the junior market are hard. Can't find one the right length to truly try. We used to go to the store and find something in the 33 range and have her put some. Off course feel is off but can give you an idea. But I'm also the crazy one who believes juniors need putters that fit them not off the rack.
  • wildcatdenwildcatden China Cat Sunflower Members Posts: 826 ✭✭
    Something to think about: The USKG Jekyll putter head weight is 340g across all sizes (UL48, TS54, UL54, TS60, etc...) http://www.uskidsgolf.com/sites/uskidsgolf.com/files/USKG-2014-TechnicalSpecs.pdf



    Most modern putter head's weight is within that 330g to 360g range (with many adjustable head weight options). So find a putter head that is appealing to your kid's eye and cut it down and slap their favorite style of grip on it.
  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 8,780 ClubWRX
    My son who is now 8 has had good results with the Odyssey 1ws Putter, but has moved on to the spider. We have two of these that are just sitting in a backup bag. Both play at about 25" and perfect for a 6-7 yr old.



  • darter79darter79 Members Posts: 682 ✭✭
    wildcatden wrote:


    Something to think about: The USKG Jekyll putter head weight is 340g across all sizes (UL48, TS54, UL54, TS60, etc...) http://www.uskidsgol...hnicalSpecs.pdf



    Most modern putter head's weight is within that 330g to 360g range (with many adjustable head weight options). So find a putter head that is appealing to your kid's eye and cut it down and slap their favorite style of grip on it.




    I wouldn't just cut it off and slap a grip on it. You are changing the feel of it. I would also add a counterbalance weight to get the feel where it needs to be. Granted some grips have these options available.
  • wildcatdenwildcatden China Cat Sunflower Members Posts: 826 ✭✭
    darter79 wrote:

    wildcatden wrote:


    Something to think about: The USKG Jekyll putter head weight is 340g across all sizes (UL48, TS54, UL54, TS60, etc...) http://www.uskidsgol...hnicalSpecs.pdf



    Most modern putter head's weight is within that 330g to 360g range (with many adjustable head weight options). So find a putter head that is appealing to your kid's eye and cut it down and slap their favorite style of grip on it.




    I wouldn't just cut it off and slap a grip on it. You are changing the feel of it. I would also add a counterbalance weight to get the feel where it needs to be. Granted some grips have these options available.




    I've got two putters for my kid. One is a Ping cut down to 27.5" with a SS Flatso CoounterCore (50g) grip. The other is an older Never Compromise putter cut down to the same length with a Winn Pistol Grip (no counter balance weights). I've never noticed a difference in his putting with either.
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