Tip From the Archives
Staying On the Fairway
It is important that the ball lands in the fairway with your next tee shot.
Try hitting a fade for a little more control over your tee shot. This is because fades tend to give you less roll without compromising your distance.
Tee the ball low enough to allow the top of your clubface to be level with the top of the ball. Setup to the ball with your collarbone centered over the ball but with your lower body tilted slightly way from the target. You should find it to be more comfortable if you allow your head to be a little closer to the target than usual. This setup will allow you to almost pinch the ball with the clubface with a more descending swing. Remember to accelerate through the ball with a full weigh shift. This will allow a delay in the release of the clubhead to help keep the clubface slightly open at contact.