Miles of Golf took a TrackMan Radar Monitor to the 2010 Michigan Amateur at Oakhurst Golf and Country Club. The data was gathered during the first round of stroke play on June 22 on 119 players out of the total field of 156. Some conclusions are as follows:
1. The average ball speeds and distance contestants hit their drivers is not that much different from data on the PGA Tour. The difference was 14 yards.
2. The Michigan Amateur players launch their drives slightly lower with greater spin than the PGA Tour.
3. One-quarter (1/4) of the Michigan Amateur players matched or bettered the PGA distance average. This probably indicates that raw distance is a relatively minor factor in determining the difference between a very good amateur player and a tour player.
4. Miles of Golf fit the clubs of 39 of the 64 players who made match play and 11 of the Sweet 16.