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Here at UK Kids Golf we are committed to not only providing great golfing opportunities for your young golfer but also the information you require to make their relationship with golf a long term success. We have teamed up with a number of leading experts in the fields of Nutrition, Fitness, Psychology and Coaching to make sure you have everything you need to keep your kid on course.

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What kind of golf balls should my child use?12th December 2010

Chances are your child's swing speed is lower than 80 MPH. It's tough for anyone with such a slow swing speed to maximize a golf ball's distance-enhancing properties. Players with slower swing speeds don't compress balls and don't generate a lot of spin so they will benefit from a ball that has a softer cover and spins more, which will stay in the air longer.

Some companies such as US Kids Golf offer two kinds of balls specifically for young golfers. One of them works for kids whose swing speeds are slower than 70 MPH. That ball's overall compression is in the mid-50s, which helps kids hit it further. The other ball is for swing speeds around 90 MPH.

But don't feel limited to balls made specifically for junior golfers. Balls that have super soft cores that will help junior golfers maximize distance. Plus, women's balls currently on store shelves will help any junior launch the ball higher.

Simon Jackson
Founder UK Kids Golf




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