How high should you tee your ball?

This day and age, the club manufacturers say you should hit your driver in the top 1/3 of the face. This is where the “hot spot” of the face is. They encourage you tee the ball up high to do so.

I must say that I disagree with this thought process even if it scientifically true that the ball should fly farther and spin less so.

I am of the opinion that if you miss a drive, miss it low. This means low on the club face and also in flight. A ball teed lower {approximately half or less of the ball should be above the top line of the driver face} and struck lower will tend to go straighter and roll further, so your misses will be more in control and also lose little distance if not struck perfectly.

A ball missed high on the face will tend to float and be more influenced by wind. Give me a low penetrating flight any day over a high floating ball. So, tee your balls lower and get more control.

Lower is better…