Should I Always Tee A Ball Up On A Par Three? (Video)
Should I Always Tee A Ball Up On A Par Three? (Video)

Should I always tee a ball up on a par three? Well I think the general answer to this is yes, you should. If you tee the ball up, it just allow as you a little bit more leeway if you haven’t quite got your swing right. The ball needs to be struck from the low point of your golf swing, so if you think of your swing as a circle with the club head moving around you, the bottom point of that circle, the bottom point of the swing arc needs to be where the golf ball is. Now if you tee the ball up, this just really; allows you more leeway for where the low point for the swing can be. Because if you get the low point just before the ball, and start to then swing up towards the ball, if the ball is on a tee peg, you’ll then still hit a good golf shot, similarly to if you were hitting down on the ball. But if you’re hitting at the turf and you reach the low point before you’ve got to the ball, so it’s on the right of the ball, you’ll swing up the ball and you’ll tend to catch half way of the ball and it will make you thin or hit a very low shot. So generally I’d say yes tee the ball up on a par three, because it gives you more leeway.

But then we’ve got to consider what club you’re hitting. So if you’re hitting an iron, a high breed or a fairway wood that you normally strike from the turf, the tee peg needs to be set very low, so only a couple of mil above the ground. If you’re hitting your driver though, because you need the driver to get the yardage then you really need to tee the ball up a lot higher to hit the ball from the upper par; of that clubface. But generally I would say always tee the ball up on you par threes, because that will give you more leeway, if you’re not quite right with the low point of the swing up, you’ll still hit a good shot.
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Should I always tee a ball up on a par three? Well I think the general answer to this is yes, you should. If you tee the ball up, it just allow as you a little bit more leeway if you haven’t quite got your swing right. The ball needs to be struck from the low point of your golf swing, so if you think of your swing as a circle with the club head moving around you, the bottom point of that circle, the bottom point of the swing arc needs to be where the golf ball is. Now if you tee the ball up, this just really; allows you more leeway for where the low point for the swing can be. Because if you get the low point just before the ball, and start to then swing up towards the ball, if the ball is on a tee peg, you’ll then still hit a good golf shot, similarly to if you were hitting down on the ball. But if you’re hitting at the turf and you reach the low point before you’ve got to the ball, so it’s on the right of the ball, you’ll swing up the ball and you’ll tend to catch half way of the ball and it will make you thin or hit a very low shot. So generally I’d say yes tee the ball up on a par three, because it gives you more leeway.

But then we’ve got to consider what club you’re hitting. So if you’re hitting an iron, a high breed or a fairway wood that you normally strike from the turf, the tee peg needs to be set very low, so only a couple of mil above the ground. If you’re hitting your driver though, because you need the driver to get the yardage then you really need to tee the ball up a lot higher to hit the ball from the upper par; of that clubface. But generally I would say always tee the ball up on you par threes, because that will give you more leeway, if you’re not quite right with the low point of the swing up, you’ll still hit a good shot.