Simplicity is always a primary ‘555 Golf’ goal along with just ‘Having Predictable Fun’.
You know our ‘8 Step Putting & Chipping Pre Shot Routine’. It is innovative, fresh, proven and ‘Bullet Proof’. This attitude and behaviour can stand the ‘Pressure of Play’. You also know that we start ‘Putting Set-Up’ by placing the golf ball directly on our ‘Brace Big Toe’ under the ‘Captain Eyes’. (see ‘Crying On The Ball’)
If this ‘Ball Location’ procedure works for ‘Putting’, why not for the teed-up driver and long-shafted ‘Fairway Metals’? You know we want an initially ascending ‘Driver Ball Flight’. This ‘Hitting Up On The Ball’ enjoys the benefits of being ‘Teed Forward’.
To make this ‘Putting Discipline’ part of or similar to our ‘Universal Putting Set-Up’ procedure, let’s start with the Driver Tee ball’s being placed directly on the ‘Target Big Toe’. We must always recognize that every ‘Forward Swing’ (DOFT) has and accomplishes a ‘Bottom Of Swing Arc’ (BOSA). This is almost always directly below the ‘Target Clavicle or Collar Bone’. This ‘Clavicular Discipline’ is a keystone truth. Be aware and use it with dedication.
This ‘Target Big Toe Driver Ball Location’ moves the golf ball about three (3) inches forward of the ‘Putting Location’. If we, by choice, have the ball teed a little higher, then we might move the ‘Golf Ball’ even to the Front or ‘Target Side of the Target Shoe’… about 3 more inches available for ‘Ascension’ to take place. With an amplified ‘Lower Body Lateral Move’ one can even move the golf ball a little more target-ward. Our goal is to get the ball in the way of the ‘Sweet Spot’ or the ‘Center Of Mass’ where ‘Energy Transfer’ can happen efficiently.
Driving Ball Locations are ‘Teed Up’. Therefore, the Clubhead Path strikes the ball in an ascending discipline. This reduces the ‘Under-Spin Rate’, which produces more ‘Carry Distance’ and ‘Ground Roll’.