US Kids regionals/world - Boys

Hi,



Does anyone know how long the boys 10 are hitting off the tees at major tournaments? They are obviously long hitters but last year world’s was exceptional. Wondering if anyone here observed the top players.

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  • yellowlover519yellowlover519 Members Posts: 309 ✭✭
    At 10, I would say 200-210 total and you are on the longer side. There will be a couple of exceptions that can poke it 220-230, but they may be the size of a 12-year old.
  • Pinewood GolferPinewood Golfer Members Posts: 134 ✭✭


    At 10, I would say 200-210 total and you are on the longer side. There will be a couple of exceptions that can poke it 220-230, but they may be the size of a 12-year old.




    That’s pretty fair. Although the longer boys are 240-250
  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 1,087 ✭✭
    edited Feb 10, 2019 10:19am #4
    D****m was hitting 250 last year.
    Post edited by Unknown User on

    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

  • yellowlover519yellowlover519 Members Posts: 309 ✭✭
    leezer99 wrote:


    Dunham was hitting 250 last year.




    This is like saying CWebb could dunk in 6th grade.
  • golfrlgolfrl Members Posts: 16 ✭✭
    edited Feb 10, 2019 9:52am #6
    He is an exception. I knew he was hitting longer but 250 really? Good for him.
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  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members Posts: 16,816 ✭✭
    golfrl wrote:


    Dunham is an exception. I knew he was hitting longer but 250 really? Good for him.




    I’d say 250 is about right.
  • darter79darter79 Members Posts: 701 ✭✭
    250 at 10. I would get him tested. holy ****.
  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members Posts: 16,816 ✭✭
    darter79 wrote:


    250 at 10. I would get him tested. holy ****.




    5 time US Kids World Champ and 2018 IMG World Champ. He’s not the normal 11 year old. Hasn’t been winning as much in the recent 10-12 events in FL
  • yellowlover519yellowlover519 Members Posts: 309 ✭✭
    iteachgolf wrote:

    darter79 wrote:


    250 at 10. I would get him tested. holy ****.




    5 time US Kids World Champ and 2018 IMG World Champ. He’s not the normal 11 year old. Hasn’t been winning as much in the recent 10-12 events in FL




    5’6 and 150 sound right?
  • Pinewood GolferPinewood Golfer Members Posts: 134 ✭✭
    edited Feb 9, 2019 10:13pm #11
    leezer99 wrote:


    Dunham was hitting 250 last year.




    Dunham was hitting it closer to 270. That’s why I said 240-250 for the longer ones.



    My kid is much smaller than average but hit it about average length. Around 200–which was plenty long to score (but not to win).
  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 1,087 ✭✭

    iteachgolf wrote:

    darter79 wrote:


    250 at 10. I would get him tested. holy ****.




    5 time US Kids World Champ and 2018 IMG World Champ. He's not the normal 11 year old. Hasn't been winning as much in the recent 10-12 events in FL




    5'6 and 150 sound right?




    Not sure what your question is.

    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

  • yellowlover519yellowlover519 Members Posts: 309 ✭✭
    edited Feb 9, 2019 10:56pm #13
    leezer99 wrote:


    iteachgolf wrote:

    darter79 wrote:


    250 at 10. I would get him tested. holy ****.




    5 time US Kids World Champ and 2018 IMG World Champ. He's not the normal 11 year old. Hasn't been winning as much in the recent 10-12 events in FL




    5'6 and 150 sound right?




    Not sure what your question is.




    He’s an anomaly. He’s 5’6” and weighs 150.

    (this is how he is listed on the Florida tour). A big ten year old is like 5’1” and 100 pounds. And that would be 90th+ percentile. For people that don’t know him at all you can’t just say a 10-year old hits it 250. 270 measured would be truly impressive and newsworthy. That’s why I said it’s like saying Chris Webber was dunking in 6/7th grade but he was like 6’4”.
  • yellowlover519yellowlover519 Members Posts: 309 ✭✭
    edited Feb 9, 2019 10:53pm #14

    leezer99 wrote:


    Dunham was hitting 250 last year.




    Dunham was hitting it closer to 270. That’s why I said 240-250 for the longer ones.



    My kid is much smaller than average but hit it about average length. Around 200–which was plenty long to score (but not to win).




    No - I think there’s a huge drop off between Dunham and number 2. Not just 10 yards. More like 20+ yards. And 270 at sea level would be out of control, even at his size at that age.



    My son is in an age group below, but I know one of the kids (well) that’s been competing with him for years and always finished in the top 3-5 at worlds with Dunham. He is and always considered one of the longest in his age group - but like 220-230 long at age 10. And he was like 5’ tall and 95-100 pounds.
  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 1,087 ✭✭




    He's an anomaly. He's 5'6" and weighs 150.

    (this is how he is listed on the Florida tour). A big ten year old is like 5'1" and 100 pounds. And that would be 90th+ percentile. For people that don't know him at all you can't just say a 10-year old hits it 250. 270 measured would be truly impressive and newsworthy. That's why I said it's like saying Chris Webber was dunking in 6/7th grade but he was like 6'4".




    Maybe a question that could be its own topic but are boys that hit puberty early at an advantage in the long term?

    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 8,933 ClubWRX


    At 10, I would say 200-210 total and you are on the longer side. There will be a couple of exceptions that can poke it 220-230, but they may be the size of a 12-year old.




    Id agree with this. We play with a few very good 10 yr old and find the above yardages to be accurate.
  • golfrlgolfrl Members Posts: 16 ✭✭
    All,



    Let’s not forget we are still talking about 10-11 yr. old and is talented.



    If possible, please remove references to last name.
  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 1,087 ✭✭
    golfrl wrote:


    All,



    Let’s not forget we are still talking about 10-11 yr. old and is talented.



    If possible, please remove references to last name.




    It's not just that he's talented, he works hard at golf and is a multi sport athlete. Lots of talented kids out there but not many that have the resources and put in the time he does.

    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

  • Pinewood GolferPinewood Golfer Members Posts: 134 ✭✭


    leezer99 wrote:


    Dunham was hitting 250 last year.




    Dunham was hitting it closer to 270. That’s why I said 240-250 for the longer ones.



    My kid is much smaller than average but hit it about average length. Around 200–which was plenty long to score (but not to win).




    No - I think there’s a huge drop off between Dunham and number 2. Not just 10 yards. More like 20+ yards. And 270 at sea level would be out of control, even at his size at that age.



    My son is in an age group below, but I know one of the kids (well) that’s been competing with him for years and always finished in the top 3-5 at worlds with Dunham. He is and always considered one of the longest in his age group - but like 220-230 long at age 10. And he was like 5’ tall and 95-100 pounds.




    Pretty sure I said he’s 20-30 longer than the long ones. And I’m pretty sure I know the other kid you’re referencing and we’ve played with him too. He’s 40ish yards longer than my son who is “average” for his age
  • Golfingdawg19Golfingdawg19 Members Posts: 371 ✭✭
    Dunham is also home schooled. He practices during the morning and early afternoon and does his school work in the evenings.
  • darter79darter79 Members Posts: 701 ✭✭


    Dunham is also home schooled. He practices during the morning and early afternoon and does his school work in the evenings.




    I'll never understand homeschooling kids over sports. I would hope it's not just about golf.
  • Pinewood GolferPinewood Golfer Members Posts: 134 ✭✭
    darter79 wrote:



    Dunham is also home schooled. He practices during the morning and early afternoon and does his school work in the evenings.




    I'll never understand homeschooling kids over sports. I would hope it's not just about golf.




    In 90% of cases, it IS about the sports. And it’s really to the detriment of a person’s well being overall. But, to each their own.
  • barrysmootbarrysmoot It's Not So Much How You Drive, But How You Arrive ;) Members Posts: 398 ClubWRX
    edited Mar 2, 2019 12:46pm #23

    darter79 wrote:



    Dunham is also home schooled. He practices during the morning and early afternoon and does his school work in the evenings.




    I'll never understand homeschooling kids over sports. I would hope it's not just about golf.




    In 90% of cases, it IS about the sports. And it's really to the detriment of a person's well being overall. But, to each their own.




    Agree...but I don't agree on the 10yr old hitting it 270. I think 290 is more accurate. Just like the golfers in the adult forums...everyone's hitting it over 320 =)
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