Golf is hard. That's why I'm always on the lookout for simple tips that can help me lower my scores without radical changes to my swing. Today's tip about how to tee up your driver is exactly that.
Believe it or not making a few small changes to how you tee up your drives can have a big impact on how far and straight you hit the ball. Next time you're stepping onto the tee box with your driver in hand follow these two tips to ensure you are setting yourself up for success.
Tee the ball up to it's equator. I found this by far the best way to consistantly tee your ball up at the right height. Just set your driver down on the turf and push your tee in untill half of the ball is above the head of your driver and half of it is below. If the ball was the earth, the northern hemisphere would be above the club face and the southern hemisphere would be below it.
Line it up with your front foot. Unlike most of the other clubs in your bag, your driver is actually designed to be hit on the up-swing. The problem most golfers have is that they tee up the ball in the middle of their stance. This puts the ball at the lowest of your swing arc and makes it extremely difficult to hit on the up-swing. To solve this problem just move your ball up in your stance so it's lined up with the inside of your front foot. This will make it much easier for you to hit your driver on the up-swing without making any changes to your swing at all.
Start hitting the ball farther and straighter off the tee by keeping these two quick tee box tips in mind next time you're out on the course!