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So I spent a good 45 minutes or so yesterday on a driving hole of our course, just hitting driver to get a feel for my new G30.

 

But I came away with a question. On several what I feel were well struck shots, the tee flipped and landed 5 to 10 yards BEHIND me and by behind i mean directly behind my aim line so say if the tee was the middle of clock face it landed at 6 O'clock. Then on several again well struck shots, it landed as much as 12 yards in FRONT of me or 12 O'clock. There were a couple that landed out to the side (say 2 o'clock)

 

So does anyone know what makes it land at 6 vs 12 O'clock? Is one over the other an indication of a better swing or angle of attack. I pretty much put the tee in the same length each time, with just about half the ball above the club-face at address.

Yes, the difference is 6 o'clock, 😂🤣.

 

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Basically just Newton's Third Law of Motion. Ground pushes on the tee with the same force the driver imparts to it.

 

Greatly depends on the tee interacting with the ground. Is the ground in front of the tee soft or firm? Let's assume the driver exerts the same amount of force on the tee with each swing.

 

If firm relative to driver force on the tee, then the ground pushes back on the tee and sends it backwards

If soft relative to driver force on the tee, then the ground gives way to the driver force on the tee and flies forward.

 

There are many more complicating factors besides that (such as were on tee the driver might make impact) but that is the simplest explanation.

 

My preferred tee flight is when the tee rebounds off the group and pops straight up. I always imagine holding my follow through and lazily extending my hand to catch the tee on the way back down. Tee goes back into the pocket and then pimp walk off the front of the tee box.

 

 

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Mine usually end up at 6 o'clock, about 8 foot behind. My mate I play with most weeks is usually 10 yards straight forward. He should enter the "long tee championships" sometimes he gets it out about 20 yards.

Our solid drives go about the same distance (the ball!) and obviously the conditions are the same.

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Basically just Newton's Third Law of Motion. Ground pushes on the tee with the same force the driver imparts to it.

 

Greatly depends on the tee interacting with the ground. Is the ground in front of the tee soft or firm? Let's assume the driver exerts the same amount of force on the tee with each swing.

 

If firm relative to driver force on the tee, then the ground pushes back on the tee and sends it backwards

If soft relative to driver force on the tee, then the ground gives way to the driver force on the tee and flies forward.

 

There are many more complicating factors besides that (such as were on tee the driver might make impact) but that is the simplest explanation.

 

My preferred tee flight is when the tee rebounds off the group and pops straight up. I always imagine holding my follow through and lazily extending my hand to catch the tee on the way back down. Tee goes back into the pocket and then pimp walk off the front of the tee box.

Duh! Everyone knows it's all about Newton's 3rd Law of Motion!

 

 

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Duh! Everyone knows it's all about Newton's 3rd Law of Motion!

 

 

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Several years ago I played with a friend of mine on a par 3 hole.  He teed up his ball and took a mighty swing with his 9i.  Big divot!  The sod went forward about 10 feet and the tee was still stuck in it.  The ball was in the divot.  We couldn't stop laughing!!

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Heck, I can remember when I first started playing, I was just glad that the ball was no longer sitting on the tee after my swing.

OK, once again literally LOL'ing at your wit and wisdom!

 

(And, oh yeah .. same after-swing reaction here!)

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Several years ago I played with a friend of mine on a par 3 hole. He teed up his ball and took a mighty swing with his 9i. Big divot! The sod went forward about 10 feet and the tee was still stuck in it. The ball was in the divot. We couldn't stop laughing!!

So... Did that count as a stroke?
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Here's what I've noticed with the tee after a drive, the direction of the tee is usually on the line that is opposite of the ball flight. If the ball goes left to right then the tee is usually behind me to the right of in front of me to the left, if the ball goes right to left I find the tee either back left or front right along the path of the club. If I hit it down the middle, the tee is straight back or straight in front.

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