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Hello, Serge here. We got a question from Gary. The thing I like about some of these questions on the blog, I couldn¢t sit here and dream up some of these. This one is really awesome. It might not sound too important but it does have some really good points about it. I think I am probably going to hit you with an answer you will never hear or believe.
Gary asks, ¢Serge, I watched your driving video which was great and I was especially amazed by the fact that you wear out tees before you break them. With almost 99% of my drives I break the tee off about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch from the top. I am just starting to use your swing and I am still having this problem. Any advice¢.
First off, it might not be a problem, Gary. Here is my first part of the answer that is probably going to blow you away. I break a lot more tees now than I used to more than a year or so ago. I really think they don¢t make tees the way they used to. You have heard that story about a lot of things in life and I think that is the same here. I think that part of it is due to these monster drivers with these titanium faces. I think that there is a hardness level or whatever. They are building tees and not doing the things they used to do and tees just break a lot easier. I am breaking a whole heck of a lot of tees now.
The key though, what to be looking for, is that what is left of that tee will give you a good idea as to whether your swing is correct. You know we want to swing up. One of the things is that even if the tee breaks, look at the angle of what is left in the ground. If that is still relatively straight, then you know you clipped that tee on the upswing. But if it is bent down forward, like it is being pushed into the ground or driven down towards the ground, even though it broke, that is going to tell you that you might have had too much down swing.
I think that the direction that the tee of what is left in the ground coming out of the ground is pointing forward and pushed downward to the ground, you know that you are still somewhat too down in your down swing. So I again I want to repeat, I don¢t think they make tees like they used too and I am breaking a lot of them, but be sure to check out the angle of the amount of tee that is still left sticking out of the ground. Because if it is still rather straight up you know you swung up and that would be the assurance that you are making and swinging up to a good finish.
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