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Most often we judge the severity of the fault on the golf course by the severity of the effect it has on your score. So if you drive the ball and it goes out to the right hand side it goes into a pond we know that’s a problem, because it has added shots onto your score. But there is a shortlist particularly here that we are going to have a look at that doesn’t necessarily affect your score that badly in adverse terms, but it can really make you feel pretty poor and it’s the popped up tee shot or the skied tee shot. So we are standing up there on the tee, we’ve got all our mates and maybe even a few of the people around the first tee behind us.

We are expecting to see a 250 yard burner straight down the middle. We put all these extra effort into it, big all backswing, club is coming down 100 miles an hour and we mishit the golf ball and it goes 50 yards, and we mishit it by going straight underneath it, the ball is too high up on the phase, the ball hits the top of the crown, its called a popped up or a skied shot, up she goes, straight up in the air, seems to be taking a turn for it to come down and lands about 50 yards in front of you, and you just want the ground to swallow you up, and then you turnaround and one of your mates says, “Did you get an in flight movie on that one as well?” Or there is snow on that one. There is always a wise crack to go with it. And that doesn’t make you feel any better about it. So we need to have a look at why the ball is doing that, why you sometimes getting underneath the ball and skying it too high up into the sky. What can we do differently in our swing, in our set up and the way we tee the golf ball to produce straighter longer shots reducing the severity or the times that you hit these sky shots, meaning that your mates don’t get the opportunities to ever tell those terrible jokes again.