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I'm considering picking up a set of used AP1s for my nephew. He's ten and would need shorter clubs. So my thoughts are to pull the shafts and re-shaft with a junior shaft. And as he grows I could replace the shaft until the heads wear out. Does anyone see anything wrong with that? For the club fitters out there, is there anything I should keep my eye on (like swing weight?)
To add to my question, is there a difference in the heads from a men's iron and a lady's iron?
The heads are all the same. We have several members that have done that for their kids and it has worked out fairly well.
If you would like to get him fit....we have accounts around the country that have "junior" or short sets of woods and iron shafts. The drivers are as short as 41", and AP1 6 iron shaft at 35.5".
I cut an inch off my irons to fit my size and it worked out great
Tommy has become a pretty good young player with a solid swing and one of the factors was probably staying in a light shaft with the proper length so his swing could develop.
Cathi and Jerry, thanks for the replies! I was looking at a used set of women's AP1s, before Christmas, but they are gone now. I knew they wouldn't last, but I wasn't sure if that was a solid direction to go in at the time. But in the future, I'll definitely scoop them up when I see a deal.
Jerry, my nephew is actually a little smaller than your son was at 10. He's definitely small for his age. But I'm 6'4" and my brother (his dad) is over 6', so I'm expecting he'll have a growth spurt soon. I picked up some light weight junior clubs that I gave him for Christmas. I'm going to teach him with those and if/when he shows the desire and improvement I'll move to nicer clubs. I'll keep the weight in mind as he grows. It's good to hear what you have learned from your experiences. I really appreciate the details you gave. I might come to you later with more questions!