How do Pros Tee the Ball Up for a Driver?
See Driver Tee Height and 4 Ways to Set up for more information about tee height for a driver.
Now, let's see how PGA Tour pros tee up the ball with a driver.
Ernie Els tee the ball up with 1/2 of the ball above the driver head. He said he is trying to sweep the tee for a driver shot. By trying to sweep the tee with a driver, he said he is able to hit it on the upswing.
Bubba Watson who is known as one of the longest hitters on tour said he is trying to tee it up high and hover the clubhead behind the ball at address. See Bubba Watson's Secret to Hitting over 310 Yards.
Zach Johnson said teeing it up higher will let you hit the ball little above the sweet spot on the driver face. This will reduce backspin. He said he is trying to launch it higher with less backspin with a driver.
Jim Furyk said if he tries to tee it up higher, he loses control. For better control, he said he will tee it up lower.
So there are various ways to tee it up for a driver. So you need to pick the tee height that suits your game.
In general, you should tee it up higher for draw and tee the ball lower for a fade.
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