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Smart Tee Shot Strategies You Need To Know Today!

Smart Tee Shot Strategies You Need To Know Today!

Smart Tee Shot Strategies You Need To Know Today!

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Each hole starts with a tee shot!  Wow, what a brilliant statement!  But all tee shots are not created equal.

You can use pretty much any club in the bag to put yourself in a scoring position, so your tee shot strategies will depend on 5 factors.

1. The length of the hole.

Long holes tend to have wider fairways, while shorter holes are narrower.  A driver might be a better choice if you are playing a long hole.

2. How long you hit the ball.

If you hit the ball a really long way but are a little erratic, maybe a 3 wood or 2 hybrid is a better choice even if the hole is long.

3. The wind direction.

You are more likely to hit the ball offline into the wind, as the ball’s spin will affect the direction more. Here use a lower trajectory club like a 2 hybrid.  Downwind is the opposite.  You can swing away with your driver because miss-hits will still stay pretty straight!

4. Elevation

If the fairway is below you, the ball will go farther, so you don’t really need to bomb it if the hole is not that long.

5. How you are playing that day.

If your ball striking is on, use your driver as much as you need to.  If your timing is a little off, throttle down to a 3 wood with an easier swing!

Source:  Mel Sole Golf School.

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