Monday, February 07, 2005 at 7:12 AM
SwingVision - Vijay Singh Driver
With modern driver heads expanding faster than Kirstie Alley, teeing it high is now a necessity just to make contact with the ball in the conventional manner. However, the majority of new drivers are also designed to work best when hit high on the face. So, the ball needs to be teed even higher. According to Bob Thurman, director of R&D at Wilson Golf, "Even though center hits generate a slightly faster ball speed, the distance is greater when the ball is hit higher on the clubface. Hitting it above the center of the face really improves your launch angle and really gives you a much better spin rate."
Another advantage of a high teed ball is that it encourages an ascending swing path. This is the proper angle of attack with the driver to maximize distance. Check out these SwingVisions of Vijay Singh. He tees up the ball a full 2.4 inches for the driver:
mediaguru @ HookedOnGolfBlog.com said...
Some hit driver with a descending path and do very well. Perhaps you saw the SwingVision of Phil Mickelson's driver swing broadcast this past weekend?
Max distance with the driver is obtained with a slightly ascending path. Max control and accuracy is obtained with a slightly descending path. Pick your poison.
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