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?

How to tee up the golf ball - High Tee How to tee up the golf ball - Mid Tee Height How to tee up the golf ball - Low Tee

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:

Fairways hit:

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.

As always if you have any comments or feedback regarding this article how to tee up the golf ball please do not hesitate to leave a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any responses received.

Happy golfing.
Michael

4 Responses

  1. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi There,

    Thanks for your comments and feedback on my article how to tee up the golf ball it is most appreciated. Thanks for passing on my website link http://bogeystobirdies.co.uk/ to your family members I hope that they find the tips and training for the senior golfer helpful and it helps improve their game. In answer to your question, I have compiled a few videos which you can find the link here direct to the page : http://bogeystobirdies.co.uk/golf-tips-for-seniors… – it has all of my videos in one section to make it easier to locate, I hope that you and your family and friends enjoy the content, I may take up your suggestion and make a video about the teeing area, where to tee the ball up and how high for certain shots in golf.

    Thanks once again for your feedback about golf tips for the senior golfer and the article how to tee up the golf ball it is always appreciated.

    Keep in touch.

    Regards,

    Michael Bogeys to Birdies “Golf Tips for the Senior Golfer”

  2. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Freddy,

    Thanks so much for your comments and feedback about how to tee up the golf ball it’s much appreciated.

    In answer to your question about the best grip, I am a big advocate of the interlocking grip because it is a more solid grip for the amateur senior golfer, the overlapping golf grip is a very good grip but is practised more by the touring pro’s and low handicap golfer because it has more flexibility, the interlocking grip as I mentioned is a more all in one solid grip for the aspiring senior handicap golfer.

    I Hope that I have answered your question and if you have any further questions about golf tips for the senior golfer please do not hesitate to drop me a comment as previously, keep in touch for all of your golfing tip needs.

    Cheers,

    Michael Bogeys to Birdies “Golf Tips for the Senior Golfer”

    http://bogeystobirdies.co.uk/

  3. freddy says:

    Hi Michael,

    I really love your website about golf tips for seniors, golfing tips is really what I need because my friends keep beating me on the 9 hole we play on. You know I never even knew about a low, mid and high tee. The coolest tips was great as well, easy to follow and no jargon. I think I may have been holding the club too high now! So for a quite a new player you suggest that an interlocking grip is better?

    Thanks,

    Freddy

  4. af881 says:

    Mike, you have a great site! Very informative for those passionate about playing golf into their senior years. I am not a full time golfer myself, but I have plenty of family members who play it. I showed them your website and they liked the information you have there. I was thinking that maybe you could also ad a video tutorial about “How to Tee up the Golf Ball” in addition to the information you already have on this page. But maybe you already have one on your website. If you do an link on this page would be a +.

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