Power: How Teeing The Ball Affects Power

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Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

13 Responses to “Power: How Teeing The Ball Affects Power”

  1. September 6, 2012


    Hi Paul,
    Thank you for the explanation of why I have been teeing the ball so low. It makes perfect sense as you explain it although I did not see it at the time. I am afraid there is still a bit of arms with my driver, as I have skied a few as I followed your previous tips on teeing up the ball. I think I also take the driver back a little too high in the backswing which seems to aid the poor angle of attack. I’m going to slow down my coil and make sure I am taking a one piece take away to keep the club on a better plane angle. Of course all is lost if my arms take-over. I am still a work-in progress !
    Thanks, Mike

    • September 7, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Mike, If you are skying you are getting ahead of it. There is no way you should be hitting this shot. Just work on staying behind it. If you do it is impossible to sky it.

      The backswing length should be based on your shoulder coil. Once you feel the tightness you are at the top. Most people don’t get the tightness so the arm just keep going. Do tonight’s drill. This will show you the tightness.

  2. September 6, 2012


    Hi Paul,
    I use a brush tee which gives me a consistent height. What are your thoughts on using a brush tee.
    Great talking with you yesterday.

    Gary Brace

    • September 7, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Gary, Brush tees are fine if they are the right height. Just make sure half of the ball is above the face and watch your ball flight.

  3. September 6, 2012


    I see so many people not using a tee on shorter shots such as par threes. What do you suggest if you are generally a “sweeper” rather than a golfer who takes a big divot?

    • September 7, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Charles, You definitely want to use a tee if you can regardless of your swing. When the ball is teeing up you reduce the amount of grass getting between the clubface and ball thus creating more backspin. So just tee it up just above grass level and you will be fine.

  4. September 20, 2012



    Where is the the ball position when teeing irons 3 through wedge?
    Thank you in advance…

  5. Paul, I always seem to tee the ball properly with my driver, i.e. 1/2 above the club face. I have been using trackman with my local pro and we are finding still too much backspin. When I try to keep my head behind the ball, I tend to lean back too much which I have gotten out of doing when rotating my body. Are there other things I can do to prevent too much back spin? I have once been told to lower my right should just slightly. I don’t want to do too many things and get away from too much of your method. Thanks, Bryan from New York

  6. March 19, 2021


    Hello Paul,
    I play a coastal golf course that is always windy. No problem when the wind is from behind me. But with the wind (always 10to 15 mph) in my face, I do tee it lower and think low draw in my mind. Some
    Times it works well but my timing has to be perfect. Any ideas on better swing thoughts.

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