Best clubs for 12 year old
I'm looking for some advice on clubs for my 12-year-old son. He is 5-2 now and growing. He played hockey and baseball, but a stomach disease has derailed those sports for now. He was really bummed out about not being able to play. Luckily he was able to play golf since it is less intense at this point. He enjoys playing golf with his buddies at a course near our house and got into it this summer. For Christmas, we are going to get him a membership to the course and he could use an upgrade in sticks.
I play a lot of golf. He has always had a set of kids clubs around as I was hoping he would go out and play with me. We have gone out and played a few times and go to the range and practice area sometimes. The kids/junior clubs were ok, but the driver shafts were like wet noodles. I'm not saying he should be in X-flex, but something different than a piece of pasta. He likes to swing it pretty hard like a hockey player. I cut down an old set of Maxfli Revolution Red dot irons (really soft head). He's got an old Taylormade Burner driver I cut down at 9.5 deg. It has a stiff shaft which is even stiffer since I cut it. He should have more loft on the driver. There is some serious rattling in the head as some adhesive must have let go. He's got an old Callaway 3 wood and a Nike VR Pro hybrid. All stiff shafts cut down. When he drives it well, he can move it out there 180 or so with his current driver. His go-to club is his hybrid (21 deg) and hits it 160. He doesn't like his 3 wood. He likes his Honda Odessey Putter as he calls it. He likes one of my old putters better - a Ping Redwood Anser. I should probably cut it down for him. I used to go back to it once and a while, but got a new Spider this year.
Most of the junior clubs seem to be aimed at 12-year-olds at the oldest end, but I'm worried the shafts will be too soft and he will grow out of them too soon.
I'm thinking of getting some used sticks here or on ebay and cut them down in the spring. Do I look for a set of GI irons (6-pw/gw) in a regular or senior shaft. Some wedges maybe a 56 like he has now and really likes. Do I look for a new driver with 12 degree loft in a regular or senior shaft and cut it down. Skip the 3 wood for now. Get a newer more forgiving hybrid in a 24 degree loft. New putter.
I would appreciate your thoughts and advice.