Whats the correct tee height for hitting a driver? (Video)
Whats the correct tee height for hitting a driver? (Video)

Hitting a driver well is possibly the most satisfying but also the most difficult part of playing good consistent golf. Now I see an awful lot of people do great work with their swing, great athleticism, loads of club head speed. They only hit a bad golf shot purely because they’ve probably got the simplest part of this process, they got it wrong. Their teeing the ball up at the wrong height for the driver. So let’s make sure we get the fundamentals right if we are going to get the difficult bit correct as well. Now here I’ve got three different tee peg heights. So, top, middle and bottom really, the middle that’s correct. I want about half a ball sitting above the top of my driver at clubface, so I could get the makers name if you like, here in red. Position that halfway around the equator and then I know my club head is perfect. Too low you can see that’s purely going to be hitting the bottom end of the clubface. That’s not going to produce very good high shots, it’s also going to spin the ball too much, and it’s going to fall out to the sky too early.

But likewise, teeing the ball up mega, mega high like this that’s going to result in the club just driving underneath the ball, and popping it straight up into the sky. It would probably damage the top of the golf club by doing that as well and have too many sky golf shots. So when you go out and play, learn to push the tee peg into the ground, to the right degree and then just as you set up slid the club in, check it and just confirm that you are happy you’ve got it at the right height. Then you can go ahead, do all the hard work, the dynamic movement, the big long drives. If you get the simple things right, you can attack that ball with the confidence. Don’t ever stand behind the ball, look at it and think, oh that’s not particularly good but I’ve got to carry on anyway. Make sure you get the simple stuff right, then the complicated stuff has got half a chance.
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Hitting a driver well is possibly the most satisfying but also the most difficult part of playing good consistent golf. Now I see an awful lot of people do great work with their swing, great athleticism, loads of club head speed. They only hit a bad golf shot purely because they’ve probably got the simplest part of this process, they got it wrong. Their teeing the ball up at the wrong height for the driver. So let’s make sure we get the fundamentals right if we are going to get the difficult bit correct as well. Now here I’ve got three different tee peg heights. So, top, middle and bottom really, the middle that’s correct. I want about half a ball sitting above the top of my driver at clubface, so I could get the makers name if you like, here in red. Position that halfway around the equator and then I know my club head is perfect. Too low you can see that’s purely going to be hitting the bottom end of the clubface. That’s not going to produce very good high shots, it’s also going to spin the ball too much, and it’s going to fall out to the sky too early.

But likewise, teeing the ball up mega, mega high like this that’s going to result in the club just driving underneath the ball, and popping it straight up into the sky. It would probably damage the top of the golf club by doing that as well and have too many sky golf shots. So when you go out and play, learn to push the tee peg into the ground, to the right degree and then just as you set up slid the club in, check it and just confirm that you are happy you’ve got it at the right height. Then you can go ahead, do all the hard work, the dynamic movement, the big long drives. If you get the simple things right, you can attack that ball with the confidence. Don’t ever stand behind the ball, look at it and think, oh that’s not particularly good but I’ve got to carry on anyway. Make sure you get the simple stuff right, then the complicated stuff has got half a chance.