Last week I picked up at a Dicks sporting goods store a Walter Hagen "varsity" transitional set for my son who will turn 12 in Aug. He is close to 5'-5' 2" in height. On the box it said for players 58" and taller ages 13 and up. Was about $220.00, has a driver, 3 wood, 3 and 4 hybrid irons, 5,7,9 and sand wedge, putter and bag.
I took a few hits off of some of the clubs at a range and I knocked them out pretty good. Thought they hit well, but I'm of the grip and rip mentality, no accuracy in my game. He has hit some great shots with them. He hits straight about 80% of the time no hook or slice, its nice to watch. For 2-3 years I had just taken him to some driving ranges to hit. Last year rented small kids set at local course for 9 holes and he did ok. He wanted to play real golf this year so he saved some money from mowing lawns and got this set. Have been out 2x so far today all you can play with cart for $30 so he hit 27 holes. My mistake is letting him drive the cart sometimes, he gets distracted, probably going to have to start walking. This set seems like a good set he can play with for quite a few years.