Correct tee height when hitting the ball (key to distance and accuracy)


The first thing a golfer does before driving - is put the ball on the tee. It seems simple, but there is a lot to learn.

Although this basic task is straightforward - stick the tee in the ground and place the ball on it. We don't want the following to happen: the tee height is too high or too low. In that case, you will put yourself at a disadvantage before you swing. This is because you will lose distance and possibly accuracy.

As mentioned in the previous article: as a general rule for the driver, the top line of the club face should intersect the ball somewhere between the centre and the bottom of the ball.

What happens when the tee height is too high or too low?


Tee Heigh Too high.

The most common serving mistake made is to serve the ball too high. This is because their main goal is to get the ball up in the air. However, if the ball sits too high, the club head may slide completely under it, causing the ball to be concentrated not in the middle but at the top of the club. It will fly into the air and land within a short distance.

A very high tee shot will also promote an upward swing path. While this is often desirable when hitting a driver, it can produce a ball launched at a steep angle and goes nowhere. A tee that is too high can also cause you to hit behind the ball.


Tee Heigh Too Low.

Beyond common perception, a tee that is too low may result in a tee shot that is too high. Maybe you've experienced this before? Because during the swing, the downswing, you will instinctively hit the ball downwards, creating a lot of backspin (sending the ball higher). In addition, driving the ball too low can result in the club head hitting the ball above the center of the ball, sending it very low or straight to the ground. You can swing too 'upright' or vertical on low shots, leading to putts or chips to the right.