When I need to squeeze out some extra distance from the tee, I make two adjustments.
1. I move the ball back two inches in my stance, so it’s well inside my left heel.
2. I tee the ball lower, so the top of the ball is barely peeking over the driver’s crown.
My ball flight stays about the same when I do this, but I compress the ball better, therefore launching it at a higher rate of speed. The result is a drive that flies five to seven more yards so I can carry a hazard or the corner of a dogleg.
RICKY BARNES won the 2002 U.S. Amateur Championship and is currently vying for his PGA Tour card.