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Why is it on a tee they look great

Jun 17, 2009
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Portland, OR
I think it was Cannonball who mentioned a clinic or presentation he saw by Gerry Glasco a while back. Glasco talked about the value of tee hitting without a ball - just hit the top of the tee. As you discussed with your hitter, using the flight of the ball off a tee as your evaluation for swing quality can give you a false positive. Removing the ball flight from the equation puts the focus on evaluating just the hitter's mechanics.
My point was that a positive result off of a tee does not equate to a positive result off of live pitching.

A negative result off of a tee is generally indicative of an issue.

By the way, I'm all for dry swings :).
 

May 24, 2013
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My point was that a positive result off of a tee does not equate to a positive result off of live pitching.

A negative result off of a tee is generally indicative of an issue.

By the way, I'm all for dry swings :).
I agree 100%. A tee can definitely tell you about negatives. The trap is the false positives, such as with your hitter.

Knowledgeable guidance is important.
 

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