How to Tee up the Golf Ball
How to tee up the golf ball
It is such an easy thing to adapt but so many senior amateur golfers struggle to know how to tee up the golf ball, in this article, I want to cover some easy to adapt methods on ensuring you get the maximum benefit by teeing up the ball to suit your golf game.
It was only a few weeks ago that Henrik Stenson won the 2016 Open Championship, during his winning four days at the Open Championship he rarely used a tee off of the tee when using his 3 wood he in fact just hit the majority of his tee shots with no tee!
So I want to look at how to tee up the golf ball in finer detail so you will get a better understanding of what to do to suit your game, so let’s imagine you are standing on the tee of a brutal 470 yard plus par 4 which is the stroke index one on the course, what are your thought patterns and game plan?
One thing you are more than likely not thinking about is how high or low should I tee the golf ball up, a bit more thought in this area will give you better ball striking and also consistency so I am suggesting the following to help you make that decision when hitting a driver:
On a low tee – the top edge of the golf ball is level with the top face of the driver so the whole of the golf ball is lower than the face of the driver.
On a mid-height tee – half of the golf ball is above the face of the driver.
On a high tee height – the golf ball is entirely above the face of the driver.
To give you an idea on percentages when using the above different tee heights, you will be surprised to see how accurate the numbers stack up for the mid tee height amongst high handicap senior golfers when teeing off with a driver:
Low tee – 30%
Mid tee – 35%
High tee – 27%
So as you can see not a lot of difference in percentages but the mid tee height is significantly better than using a high tee like most amateur senior golfers do so that basically means over a third of your round when using your driver you are going to hit the fairway more with a mid-tee height.
So in conclusion to this quick golfing tip for seniors, it is not always the best method to feel like you are going to sweep the golf ball off of a high tee, you need to trust your swing, tee it lower ( down to mid-height ) and hit down and through the ball.
This method might take you a little while to adapt but the long term benefits of doing this will see you hitting more fairways with longer distance and also accuracy.
I also posted an article about where to tee the ball up on the tee for a draw or fade – CLICK HERE to read more.
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