Originally Posted by poser
Hitting up on the driver goes farther and has been proven many times. Think this is why they are changing that.
To be clear, "they" aren't changing it if by "they" you mean Mike and Andy. They still primarily teach on the PGA Tour and they still primarily prefer to see a push draw with the driver. Easier to control.
If by "they" you mean Dave and I at Golf Evolution, then yes, for some students - even "most" students - we're teaching a positive angle of attack and a slight fade or simply closing your stance enough if you want to play a draw.
Hitting up gains distance (generally speaking) but sacrifices some control (generally speaking). The wedge is coming out, rate of closure is a bit higher...