Rukket Golf Tips: How To Stop Popping Up Your Driver


Henry Fall and Dana Finkelstein of the LPGA Tour are back to address a common issue – the dreaded pop-up with the driver. We've all been there – excited to crush a drive, only to see the ball shoot up into the sky and come crashing down embarrassingly close. Not a great feeling, right?

The culprit behind this frustrating shot is often a steep downward angle of attack. Many golfers are advised to tee the ball high, but if you're not swinging slightly upward or level, trouble awaits. Picture it: a high tee, a downward swing, and boom – a sky-high shot that leaves a mark on your driver head.

To counter this, remember our previous advice on level swings. Imagine a baseball-style swing from hip to hip, maintaining a more level approach. You can even practice by gently flipping the ball off the tee. Experimenting with a slightly lower tee height can also encourage a more level swing.

Say goodbye to pop-ups and hello to more consistent, satisfying drives. Give these tips a shot and watch your tee shots soar!

Henry Fall is a Golf Coach with Milo Lines Golf, LPGA Tour Caddie to Dana Finkelstein, content creator, and Rukket Golf ambassador. You can check out their online academy at or on his instagram, @henryfallgolf

Dana Finkelstein has played on the LPGA Tour since 2017 and finished first in Driving Accuracy in 2017 and 3rd in 2019. Her best finish on Tour thus far is a T-11 (2x) and she finished T39 at last year's AIG Women's Open Championship at Royal Troon with Henry on the bag. While at UNLV, Dana was a three-time Mountain West Golfer of the year. You can find Dana on Instagram @danafinkelsteingolf

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