Today’s golf balls spin much less off the tee than they used to. For you to use that to your advantage and hit longer tee shots, follow one simple tip: tee it high and let it fly.

The reason this cliché came about is simple: back spin equals shorter shots. If you can hit up on the golf ball rather than down on it, there will be less back spin. So, to hit up on it, tee the ball a little higher and move it up in your stance (closer to your lead foot). This will help you stay behind the ball and hit it on the upswing, generating less spin.

Not only will it carry further, but it will roll out better when it lands. Give it a try next time out . . . you may be surprised how less spin leads to longer drives.

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