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Driver Tee Height

post #1 of 10
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Morning All,

 

I was at the range today hitting some balls trying to work on my driving as its been a bit inconsistent recently. My normal drive is around 220-240 and has a really height flight, my home course is pretty windy at times so my ball flight is terrible for these conditions.

 

As I was going through my normal practice at the range, of hitting shots with my driver using the flags as a guide to where a fairway would be on the course. I decided to drop the tee down a setting in height and my drives started to become more consistantly straight and have a much nicer lower flight path.

 

The normal tee height I have been using is 2"3/8. After the session today I was speaking to the pro at the local driving range and he told me the 2nd setting on the machine at the range is around 1" 3/4. so just over half a inch difference (15mm to be exact).

 

So I was wondering is it possible that I have been using the wrong tee height for my driver or was I just lucky at the range today. 

 

What sort of tee heights do you use and what is your standard ball trajectory??

post #2 of 10
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2" 3/8 Tee Height

 

 

 

1" 3/4 Tee Height

 

post #3 of 10

I don't tee the ball real high, maybe 1/4 to 1/2 the ball above the crown of the club when it is at rest at address, so closer to 1.75 - 2" I would guess.  My driver doesn't respond that well to hits high on the face.  How high your flight is has a lot to do with the shaft, for what it is worth.

post #4 of 10

If I had to choose I would prefer the pink tee height, although I think the best would be something in between the two.  A high ball flight doesn't necessarily mean it's bad in the wind.  A solid hit with optimal spin (for your speed and launch) will be fine in the wind. 

post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by PirateJim View Post
 

I don't tee the ball real high, maybe 1/4 to 1/2 the ball above the crown of the club when it is at rest at address, so closer to 1.75 - 2" I would guess.  My driver doesn't respond that well to hits high on the face.  How high your flight is has a lot to do with the shaft, for what it is worth.

 

I am just using a regular shaft on my driver but I think it's more to do with my swing and angle of attack. My ball is going about 30-40 yards higher than the other people I play with.

 

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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post
 

If I had to choose I would prefer the pink tee height, although I think the best would be something in between the two.  A high ball flight doesn't necessarily mean it's bad in the wind.  A solid hit with optimal spin (for your speed and launch) will be fine in the wind. 

 

There is actually a 2" white tee option which I am going to try If I don't have success with the yellow tee's. Just going to try it out tomorrow see how it goes.

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post
 

A solid hit with optimal spin (for your speed and launch) will be fine in the wind. 

 

That's good to know, because my ball flight is now a little on the high side (~30 yards).

 

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Originally Posted by Royster1984 View Post
 

 

I am just using a regular shaft on my driver but I think it's more to do with my swing and angle of attack. My ball is going about 30-40 yards higher than the other people I play with.

 

Are you saying that you hit 60 to 70 yards high?

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 

 

That's good to know, because my ball flight is now a little on the high side (~30 yards).

 

 

Are you saying that you hit 60 to 70 yards high?

 

I dont know the exact height it goes but I would say its not far of twice the height of some of the people I play with. 

 

I tried my new tee height today and really like it was very consistant and seemed longer of the tee but will have to keep on checking see if it actually is.

post #8 of 10

I tend to buy 2 3/4 in tees. I will tee the ball up pretty high, I like to see the crown just be bellow half of the golf ball. So like 1/3 of the golf ball is bellow the crown of the ball at address (assuming I am grounding the club)

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

I tend to buy 2 3/4 in tees. I will tee the ball up pretty high, I like to see the crown just be bellow half of the golf ball. So like 1/3 of the golf ball is bellow the crown of the ball at address (assuming I am grounding the club)

 

I think the perfect tee height for each person is different just depends on there swing

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post

I tend to buy 2 3/4 in tees. I will tee the ball up pretty high, I like to see the crown just be bellow half of the golf ball. So like 1/3 of the golf ball is bellow the crown of the ball at address (assuming I am grounding the club)

I buy the longest tees I can get 3 1/4 then press them down to about 2 3/4 as well. I can hit with a lower tee, but it seems to hit the bottom of the club face when I do, giving me a really low ball flight.

Not sure what is best.

I want to hit up on the ball, but feel like hitting a ball teed up higher is a more difficult target to hit accurately.
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