February 20, 2005 It wasn't that long ago that golf clubs were made from hickory and a 250 metre drive was considered "outta sight." When we heard about the new Moxie junior set being announced this week, complete with a Titanium driver, we couldn't help but reflect how far this game has come in a few short decades. The new Moxie Junior set offers young golfers the benefits of proven technology in a package engineered to match their size, strength and ability.
"The Moxie set is designed to be easy-to-swing, get the ball airborne and help ensure a young boy or girl has a positive first experience with golf," said John A. Solheim, the company's chairman & CEO. "When they have success and enjoy the game, they'll stick with it. We all know that's extremely important for the growth of our sport."
The seven-club set, which is designed for boys and girls ages 8-12 years old, includes a titanium driver (15 degrees), stainless steel fairway wood (24 degrees), four irons (5, 7, 9, sand wedge), a Craz-E-style putter (30" length) and lightweight carry bag. The driver, fairway wood and irons include lightweight graphite shafts and junior size grips.
"The titanium driver really sets these clubs apart," added Solheim. "At 325ccs, with a graphite shaft and 15 degrees loft, it's ideally suited to match the strength and swing speed of young golfers. The large head and high loft give it unmatched forgiveness to help juniors hit the ball high, long and straight.
"Moxie irons are engineered with the perimeter weighting principles found in all PING clubs. They're very forgiving and provide a solid feel. Plus, their lighter overall weight makes them easy to swing. And the success of our Craz-E(TM) line made it a natural choice to offer to young players as well."
The club lengths and weights are designed to fit junior golfers 4'3" - 4'11".
The nylon carry bag features a bag stand, double-strap, three pockets, a mesh-enclosed pouch and rain hood. It weighs approximately 3.4 lbs and stands 29" tall.
Shipping for the pre-boxed set begins in March at US$235, available in both right- and left-handed configs.