I play in the lower leagues, and I score plenty of goals just like that too. Tall guys (well high jumping guys) in centre midfield are always handy at that level. As mentioned, setting your keeper to pass it to a fullback will help, or otherwise perhaps get a keeper with a higher kicking attribute (so he can kick the ball further) or perhaps even getting some more aerially dominant centre mids are all options.
Thanks everyone. I need to make it clear that this is from a goal kick situation, not when the keeper has it in his hands. I'll try telling him to play even shorter and see if he'll do what I tell him.
I set distribution to "defender collect", which helps; it's also something that disappears at the higher mentalities (control/attacking), because you're trying to build from the back. That's counterintuitive in a way, but it seems to be true; the "play from the back" shout might also help.
It also helps if you have a big guy in midfield, but in the lower leagues beggars can't really be choosers and that's hard to guarantee.