Golphin

Golphin

April 28, 2016  |  Gear, Golf Shows, What's New

Golphin, founded in 2014 in Scotland, was inspired by Calum McPherson having observed his son’s difficulty playing golf with cut-down clubs and having set a goal to make golf more enjoyable for juniors. Research and development in 2012 led to the design of prototype equipment in 2013, and Golphin was launched officially in 2014 at the Scottish Golf Show. Golphin clubs, designed to benefit children ages three through 11, were developed in partnership with PGA Professionals and the biomechanical department at Strathclyde University, in Glasgow, using technology transfer from the aerospace industry. They are 22% lighter and 35% larger than most junior golf clubs, making it easier for players to swing, control and hit. A radial profile was added to the sole of the clubs to provide greater forgiveness for differing lie angles and to accommodate children’s various address positions and heights. The GFK line of Golphin product selections is based on the height of each individual child. GFK 324 clubs for are children 39-43” tall; GFK 526 clubs are for children 43-47” tall; GFK 728 clubs are for children 47-51” tall; and GFK910 clubs are for children 51-55” tall. The Golphin Coaches Pack, designed for teaching professionals to provide equipment for potential new golfers at clinics and lessons, consists of 14 clubs: four high-loft drivers, six 7 irons, two “Swedgers” and two putters – including several left-handed clubs. Individual GFK sets include one driver, one 7 iron, one “Swedger” and one putter. We were very impressed with the quality and attention to detail that Golphin offers for young golfers. We were equally impressed by meeting junior golfer Tommy Morrissey. Follow him on Twitter @onearmgolfer. Learn more at Golphin.com.