This is Jon Rahm’s 2-step formula for when he wants an extra distance boost

I’m a sucker for a good, simple tip that doesn’t involve any major golf swing overhauls. Something every golfer can do, regardless of skill level, with minimal thought. And turns out, PGA Tour players love them, too.

Enter Jon Rahm. The new Callaway staffer, with his Epic Driver in hand, explains in the video below the two things he does when he wants to squeeze out an extra few yards.

1. Tee the ball higher

The first thing Rahm does is tee the ball a little higher than usual. This’ll help him catch the ball higher on the face, which will help him use the club’s technology to limit backspin. I’ll explain why in a moment.

2. Move the ball up in his stance

After he’s pegged the ball slightly higher, now Rahm sets up with the ball more up in his stance. Usually, for a driver, the ball position is inside his left heel. With his adapted ball position, it’s probably more in line with his left toe.

Once you do those two things, all that’s left is to hit the ball! The reason for the two tweaks, as Rahm explains, is simple: “It’s going to help me catch the ball a little more on the way up,” he says. “That attack angle is going to help the ball come out a little higher with lower spin, which will make it go a little further.”

Watch the full video below.

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Luke Kerr-Dineen Contributor

Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and In his role he oversees the brand’s game improvement content spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University. His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.