No matter how long you’ve been playing golf, you can always learn something new about golf tees. If you’re just starting out in the game, this post will serve as the perfect introduction to this basic part of your golf kit. If, on the other hand, you’re a more experienced player, you might just discover something interesting that you have never come across before. Either way, you’re sure to want to play and work on your technique, and there’s no better place to do so than at the academies in the Costa del Sol.
What are golf tees used for?
Tees are small stands used on the first shot of each hole to elevate the stationary ball before you strike. The elevation serves to achieve a higher trajectory on your drive.
In the past, when tees didn’t yet exist, there were small boxes of sand available which players would use to build small mounds to achieve the desired elevation. This required a lot more effort and didn’t yield great results. Over the years, there have been many types of tees on the market: rubber tees, wooden tees, plastic tees, tees with bristles, tees with a forward inclination to improve distance, tees in the shape of a truncated cone, etc. Tees are, as you can see, in a constant state of evolution.
How should you position your tee?
Tees can help you improve your performance on the course so make sure you make the most out of the equipment. With every situation you are in, you should be thinking carefully about where to position your tee and consider its height from the ground.
- When there is difficult terrain to the left of the fairway: place the tee so that it is low in the ground, remembering that balls positioned on low tees tend to slice i.e. the ball deviates to the right. Drivers have low loft and it is therefore difficult to strike the ball without the help of a tee.
- When there is difficult terrain to the right of the fairway: place the tee so that it is high in the ground. From this position, don’t worry about aiming somewhat towards the right side of the fairway.
- When you want to hit in a straight line: hold the tee between your index and middle fingers and push it into the ground until you feel your fingers touch the ground.
Golf classes in the Costa del Sol: improve your technique and enjoy an incredible holiday
If you’re just starting out in the sport, we recommend taking a couple of classes led by knowledgeable instructors and experts. The Costa del Golf is home to world-class academies and pros who will teach you the basics so you can start playing or, if you’re more experienced, fine-tune your technique.
There are 70 plus golf courses in the province of Malaga and a number of them are considered some of the best in Europe. With beautiful weather all year round, a great selection of hotels and experiences to enjoy in your free time, this is the ideal destination for a holiday spent playing golf and relaxing. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to enjoy a destination that is nothing short of a golfer’s paradise.