Dan Box
By Dan Box

One of the biggest issues when purchasing junior golf clubs is how long they will fit your child. They can be sized up perfectly for a set at the start of the season, but by the end your child may have grown too tall to use them, which can have a detrimental effect on their swing if they are using unsuitable equipment and also there is the extra cost to buy a new set

Ping’s ‘Get Golf Growing’ program for their new Prodi G range for junior golfers addresses this issue. If you buy 5 or more Prodi G clubs in one transaction then Ping will offer a one-time, free club adjustment service to re-shaft, lengthen, re-weight or re-grip the Prodi G clubs to keep juniors fitted properly as they grow.

Ping Prodi G Bags Closeup

The Prodi G range aims to bridge the gap between full-size golf clubs and traditional junior clubs and are aimed at golfers aged between 7 and 13.

Each club comes with a graphite shaft for increased clubhead speed and launch and is available in regular or stiff flex to suit the golfer.

The Prodi G set comes in bright, appealing colours, with the styling of many of the clubs directly reflecting current Ping releases in the adult market to provide closer likeness with the full-size clubs.

Ping Prodi G Shaft

The Prodi G driver comes in a 15° loft and features Ping’s Dragonfly and Turbulator technology on the crown, mirroring the G400 driver and increasing both forgiveness through a lower centre of gravity, and aerodynamics to promote higher clubhead speed.

Ping Prodi G Driver Crown

The 460cc titanium head will get junior golfers accustomed to the shape and size of a driver, and all of this combines to create a club which Ping say is 15 yards longer and has an MOI of 50% more than the leading junior driver.

Ping Prodi G Driver

The Prodi G fairway wood is available in 22° and also features Turbulators on the crown with a lightweight, easy to square profile to create a club that is forgiving and playable. The hybrid is 27° and like the fairway has a body and face made of 17-4 stainless steel.

Ping Prodi G Fairway & Hybrid

The Prodi G irons are available from 6 iron to Pitching Wedge and feature a CTP insert with a classic cavity-back look to ensure good performance as well as forgiveness for the improving young golfer.

Ping Prodi G Iron

The wedges are styled almost identically to the Glide family range and come in 52° and 56° to encourage younger players to vary their short game shots and harness their creativity around the greens.

Ping Prodi G Wedge

The Prodi G Voss putter is a sleek blade-style which comes complete with Ping’s trademark PP58 grip and is 29.5 inches long as standard. The Voss is 10% lighter than the standard putter at 320g and the blade style was specifically chosen in order to teach good putting fundamentals from an early age.

Ping Prodi G Putter

Finally, you can carry them all in a Prodi G Hoofer Carry bag, available in 2 different finishes dependent on size and sold separately from the clubs. Both bags come with aluminium stands and adjustable dual straps, and feature 4 pockets and 4 dividers for clubs for an RRP of £120.

The smaller bag for those golfers who are under 4 foot 6 inches/140cm comes in charcoal with black with electric green. The larger bag for those taller than this is black and electric green.

Ping Prodi G Hoofer Carry Bags

Set for release on 31 July Ping recommend three different set configurations for the Prodi G sets:

For shorter golfers who are under 4 foot 6 inches/140cm, the fairway, 7 iron, 9 iron, 56° wedge, putter and small bag is suitable at an RRP of £470.

For taller golfers who are over 4 foot 6 inches/140cm 57-63”, there are two options. Golfers can either use the Driver, Fairway, 6 iron, 8 iron, Pitching Wedge, 56° wedge, putter and large bag for an RRP of £745.

Or the other option is the Driver, Fairway, Hybrid, 6 to 9 irons, Pitching Wedge, 52 and 56° wedges, putter and large bag at an RRP of £1015.

Regular flex shafts are recommended for the shorter golfers and stiff flex for those who are taller.

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