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    Can tees affect your shot?

    Been having trouble off the tee slicing the ball. Went to the range the other day and hit 99% straight, played yesterday and back to slicing every tee shot. I use graduated tees, the driving range ones are the fixed big fat rubber things and recently seen some tees called Evolution Hybrid which state 'Aerodynamic head for longer drives'. Got me wondering if different tees can really make a difference?

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    Re: Can tees affect your shot?

    Nope. Tee isn't going to impact how you deliver the club face relative to your path.
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    Re: Can tees affect your shot?

    The height of the tee obviously does. Type of tee though - don't think so. And even if it did, I'd expect those fat rubber driving range tees to be the worst! Hate the noise they make when you hit.
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    Re: Can tees affect your shot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Foreplay View Post
    Been having trouble off the tee slicing the ball. Went to the range the other day and hit 99% straight, played yesterday and back to slicing every tee shot. I use graduated tees, the driving range ones are the fixed big fat rubber things and recently seen some tees called Evolution Hybrid which state 'Aerodynamic head for longer drives'. Got me wondering if different tees can really make a difference?
    It's possibly, and this is only a guess, that it's because you align yourself up better at the range as you have alignment aids such as the mat etc.

    Go to a grass range and set up and then when you've sliced your first ball, set up again as you did and then place some alignment sticks on the ground at your feet to see how you are addressing the ball.

    I now pick a spot about a yard in front of my ball and set up looking to drive through that spot, it sets me up more square and I don't come across the ball, which leads to slices & hooks.

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    Re: Can tees affect your shot?

    Thanks for the tip Fish I will give that a go 👍

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    Re: Can tees affect your shot?

    I hate hitting a range ball off of those massive rubber tees.
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    Re: Can tees affect your shot?

    The type of tee doesn't matter but the height of it certainly can.
    Tee is higher - promotes a more draw flight
    tee it lower - promotes a fade

    So the one at the driving range may be a higher tee??
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    Re: Can tees affect your shot?

    Its probably the straight edge of the range mat and all the other straight lines that are giving you better reference points than you would out on grass.
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    Re: Can tees affect your shot?

    Please remember that some types of tees are not permitted under R&A Rule Appendix IV-1

    One designers /green keepers trick is to have the teeing ground aimed or mown so that it leads players to aim in the wrong direction.

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    Re: Can tees affect your shot?

    For me it is the other way round. I find it very very hard to hit straight shots on the driving range, because our mats don't point straight down the range but sit at a slight angle and I find it really really hard to set myself up against that line. On the course I normally don't have that problem. (I still do occasionally slice the ball on the course, but that's normally more a problem with tempo than with my alignment, either because nerves kick in or because I try to hit the ball further by hitting it faster ... something which I know does not work for me, but adrenalin still sometimes gets the upper hand).
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