Clubs Grow With The Kids
For parents of young duffers, it can be expensive investing in new clubs with every growth spurt. An alternative, Accu-Length clubs, uses a spacer system to gradually increase club length. Shaft length can increase 1 in. for approximately every 21/2 in. the child grows.
The clubs feature two-piece, filament-wound shafts connected by aluminum spacers that twist and lock in place with a lefthanded thread. Thus, they tighten every time a golfer hits the ball, and no set screws or other fasteners are needed. Stainless-steel clubheads instead of low-grade zinc alloys used in many children's clubs provide strength and durability.
Club rigidity increases with the number of spacers, structurally benefiting the growing junior golfer. Loft and distance grow approximately 10 yd per additional spacer for a 60-mph swing speed, due to added swing weight and longer length. The two-piece shaft reportedly minimizes head torque, and the spacers damp vibrations when mishitting a golf ball.