Learn the Proper Height for Golf Tee

By Brent Franklin

New Club Technology Requires Higher Tee Height

Hi, I am Brent Franklin with the Mike McGetrick Golf Academy here in Denver, Colorado. What I want to discuss with you today is how high do you tee the ball up. Generally with the old persimmon clubs you teed the ball a little bit lower because its sweet spot was a little bit lower or even in the middle of the clubface. With these new drivers like this Titleist driver I have here, the heads are so much bigger and they are taller so the sweet spot actually moves up on the level of the club. It is actually considerably higher than it used to be so what you want to do is tee the ball up high so that you can take advantage of the bigger size head.

Tee Up Higher to Create More Spin and Distance

The other thing that helps is when you are teeing the ball up higher it actually helps promote more of a upswing through the shot which actually gets spin off the ball and gets it to fly a little bit farther. If you tee the ball down a little bit it tends to add spin, more like an iron shot, you are pinching it off the ground and it wants to rise, those are the ones that don't go very far. Tee it up high, find yourself a new technology driver it really helps, but tee it up high and sweep the ball off the tee to get the height that you want. The tee height can be really important. We will just tee it up high, make a nice swing and hopefully hit a good one. Tee height, very important in not only how much spin you put on the ball but also how straight it goes because of the left spin.

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