The 60 degree wedge--when does it belong in a junior's bag?
A local pro (with a sterling reputation in this area among junior parents) told me during the (age 6 and 8) kids' lessons that he was not a fan of the 60 degree wedges in their bags. I've honored his wishes by not having the kids hit with them since he's been instructing them, but I do wonder--what exactly is the downside? They were hitting them well, and the oldest especially has picked up a nice touch for it.
As a relative neophyte to junior golf, I'm interested in some perspective on this. Is the lob wedge considered to be an unnecessary crutch until a certain age?
I respect this pro and his wishes, but in three weeks we'll be back in our hometown and the kids will be in front of a couple other pros. Should I expect them to have similar stances on the lob wedge?