Big driving distance jump for teenage golfer?
Hi from a new registered user (I just registered but have viewed posts in this forum for a while). I have a question about the driver distance progression for junior golfers, and want to see if other parents have similar experience. My son just turned 14. His driver distance has been increasing at the steady pace of around 20 yards per year since age 10. But in the last year - mainly in the last 6 months, it has increased by 40+ yards!! I typically take him to an indoor facility that has TrackMan to practice, so the distance over the years are apple to apple comparisons. The carry distance progression in the last 4 years (measured at around his birthday) are:
11 years old: 172
12 years old: 191
13 years old: 211
14 years old: 255 (!!)
According to TrackMan, his swing speed is about 105 mph.
Have anyone seen similar driving distance "spurt" in your teenager golfers? I am happily surprised by this jump, and wonder if it is common in teenage boys. Thanks.