Elevated tee, ideal shot

Ballistically, trajectorily speaking, with an elevated tee what shot will get you the longest total distance? High launch gives more flight, but the descent angle steepens to a point where the rollout reaches nearly zero. Would a low launch roll out more, all else being equal, for more total distance? Assume calm wind.

  • High launch
  • Low launch

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This isn’t a debate. High launch off modern drivers is better.

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@jimithng23, with your extensive history of elevated tee shots - thoughts?

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High launch. No discussion needed.

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Yeah but have you considered an elevated tee shot down a chute of trees?? How does that effect it?

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I had a 50 /50 chance… I was 100% wrong.

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I swing as hard as I can, pick up the tee before the ball reaches the apex, grab my beer, and get to walking.

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I was told there would be no math.

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Sling a 4 iron draw bud

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downhill tee shots that move left to right>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Not all heroes wear capes.

That’s the Coriolis effect, bud

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A topped 3w from an elevated tee goes pretty far, so I’ve heard.

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Like most things in golf, the answer is it depends. There’s always a balance between launch/spin/ball speed/decent angle that is ideal. Trying to factor in rollout is kind of impossible because the possibilities are infinite.

I voted twice. I just want everyone to get along.

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Damn Canadians can’t even pick a side in literally the most inconsequential of debates imaginable. Truly on brand my fellow countryman!

Next rainy day imma try to actually figure this out. Ok probably not.