Keep the club shaft in a neutral upright position in relation to the ball position. Maintain the loft of the club you are using. A good tip is, address the ball as normal with your driver , then let go of the club. It should make contact with the inside of your left thigh (again, for right handers).
The ball should be positioned forward in the stance therefore you DO NOT start with your hands ahead of the ball at set up. Because the ball is on a tee, the driver will hit the ball on the upswing and your hands will be in the middle of your body at impact. Your hands will not be forward at impact with the driver !
about six inches
If you tee the ball too low, you risk making contact with the top half of the ball at the point of impact. If you tee the ball too high, your clubface may strike the lower half of the ball, resulting in severe backspin or causing you to drive the ball high, resulting in less distance .
“The highest it should ever be is with half of the ball above the top of the driver ,” says Foley. “The lowest is with the top of the ball slightly higher than the top of the club.”
When a shot comes up that requires the best of your accuracy, but you still want to hit your driver , consider choking down on the grip of the club. Even moving down the grip by just an inch or two can go a long way toward improving your accuracy.
Yes, you should use the same grip for all of your shots with the exception of putting. It is important to have a solid grip and one that returns the clubface to square whether you are putting, chipping, pitching, hitting bunker shots or making full swings with your woods or irons .
An under-plane backswing can cause you to lift and deliver the club over the top of the swing plane on the downswing, creating a path that is outside to inside and resulting in the dreaded slice . Finally, standing too far from the ball can simply force you to hit ball off the toe of the club.