From First Swing to First Tournament
Ultralight, for beginning to intermediate players, is the perfect starter set because the clubs are up to 30% lighter than adult clubs, which help create good habits starting with the first swing. Tour Series, for intermediate to advanced players, fills a gap that is sometimes overlooked – the time when a skilled junior can continue to grow with the right equipment. Clubs are offered in nine sizes and are based on height, not age, because the correct length, shaft flex and weight means faster club speed, more distance and more fun. Find out more about our unique fitting system in the U.S. Kids Golf Fitting Center.
The Play and Learn division is the answer to a question many parents ask: “Where do I start?” U.S. Kids Golf offers all the resources a parent needs to introduce the game to the beginning golfer. Certified Coaches are experts in teaching golf to kids 12 years old and younger. More than 400 PGA and LPGA professionals have achieved certification since the program began in 2011, and their game-based teaching methods reinforce the “fun” element of the U.S. Kids Golf mission. U.S. Kids Golf Family Courses offer Forward Tees that scale the golf course to fit the skill of beginning golfers. By playing courses from the appropriate yardages, players have more fun and families can create lifelong memories together on the golf course.
With more than 700 tournaments in 50 markets, players learn how to compete without having to travel far. Local Tours are designed for the beginning competitive golfer, as each event provides a fun environment at which kids can develop their skills. Two-day tournaments, such as Regional Championships, are ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard and are the natural next step for competitive junior golfers. At each level, players may earn Priority Status in hopes of qualifying for the World Championship, held annually in Pinehurst, N.C. In 2013, more than 1,200 players from 40 countries vied for the title of World Champion in 13 age divisions. U.S. Kids Golf also conducts the Teen World Championship for players 13-18 years old, as well as the European Championship in Scotland.
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