There is a lot of talk these days about driver distance and its impact on the game. This is not really a new topic as the same discussions happened when Tiger first made a splash on the pro tour. Separate from the pro tours, this leaves many amateurs wondering if they are hitting their driver far enough. This article will take a look at the different ways we can answer that seemingly simple question.
As seen in the Trackman data, an upward angle of attack produces the most distance at amateur-level swing speeds. Launching the ball higher can be as simple as teeing it up a bit higher or moving it further up your stance.
If teenage girls want to reach the average running speed for their age group, they can follow benchmarks established by track and field associations. For example, English Schools T&F County puts forth benchmarks for various sprinting events, according to Teach PE. After participating in 52 weeks of training, 12- and 13-year-old girls should aim to run the 100-meter sprint in 13.2 seconds and the 200-meter sprint in 26.5 seconds. Intermediate female sprinters ages 14 and 15 should achieve a time of 11.6 seconds in the 100-meter sprint and 26 seconds in the 200-meter sprint. The advanced group at ages 16 and 17 should clock a time of 12.5 seconds in the 100-meter sprint and 25.7 seconds in the 200-meter sprint.
Track & FieldSince 1969, Miami-Dade Parks has offered young athletes a complete track and field program.Each year, about 1,500 girls and boys ages 6-17 participate in track and field which includes sprints, relays, hurdles, race walking, long jumps, high jumps, discus, javelin and shot put. The program is free and is available at 32 parks throughout Miami-Dade County.The athletes test their skills in meets among the 32 parks and in region competitions with other track clubs from Broward and Palm Beach counties. The top 150 athletes from Miami-Dade Parks' general program are invited to join the Metro-Dade Track Club, competing in state and national meets, including the USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships and the USA National Junior Olympics.
Amateur Boxing ProgramEstablished in 1978 under the leadership of former amateur and professional boxer Dwaine Simpson, the Miami-Dade Parks Amateur Boxing Program has introduced thousands to the Olympic sport.
The program is offered to participants from ten years of age and older and is geared to teach boxing for physical fitness and for competition, if desired. We also provide a Women in Boxing Program for those interested. Approximately 70% participate only for exercise and conditioning. Over 13,000 members have registered in our amateur boxing program. Only 2% of our participants choose to become professional boxers. When they do, we see that they are directed toward the proper management and training.
The Tropical Park Boxing Center and the 27th Avenue Boxing Center are both fully staffed and equipped to teach the fundamentals of amateur boxing. Each center has qualified coaches and equipment to satisfy all amateur participants. 1e1e36bf2d