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 Yeah, I definitely agree that it is a money grab.  However, I said that it makes sense to charge because this person is on the course and is presumably walking on the course and not just sitting in the cart.  However, I think you make a good point in that I have never seen a course charge for a non-player walking fee. As soon as my course instituted the "per seat" paying rule, I saw a man argue that if he is having to pay a separate cart fee then he wanted a separate...
This past weekend my girlfriend and I took our annual trip to Bully Pulpit Golf Course, which is one of the finer courses in North Dakota.  She plays a little, but this course is extremely difficult for newer players so she was just along for the ride to take pictures and film my round.  As I am finishing up paying for my fee in the clubhouse,my girlfriend walks up to me at the counter (she had been in the bathroom) and the person behind the counter tells me that they have...
 Definitely agree.  The most forward tees at my course are 5300 yards and rated something like 65/109 and the back tees are 6600 and rated around 72/120.  I played two rounds last year from the most forward tees and shot a 77 and 75 ( my two lowest 18s ever); however, since the course was rated so low I actually shot over my handicap in the 77 round and about right on it in the 75 round.  You would have to shoot -7 to -8 from these tees to play scratch golf.  The problem...
 That's still way to short.  To play courses that are 7000+ effectively (meaning that you can actually reach every par 4 in two shots) you need about 250-275 off the tee at least.  If you are only hitting 200 off the tee then the longest par 4 that you could reach in two shots (driver/3 wood) would be about 385 yards.  Courses that are 7000+ will usually have par 4s that are longer than 450 yards.
 It's about the polar opposite at my home course.  I'm one of a handful of people that I have ever seen play the "tips".  However, the tips at my course are usually only a 15-25 yard difference then the middle tees so it is not that adventurous to play back there.  In fact I think the most common tee box used is the most forward (lots of senior players).  I'm always waiting to run into that guy who shouldn't be playing the tips but I haven't yet. We usually play about just...
 That's great that she wants to play.  From my experience it would be best to wait till she says that she is ready for a round and find a par 3-course for her first round.  I made the mistake of taking my gf to a course with loads of water very early on (not a good idea), but luckily she still likes it and has stayed with it. 
Has there been anything that has statistically proven that "Teeing it forward" actually speeds up play?  I've been slowed up just as many times from people playing the most forward tees as I have from people playing any other tee box.     I've been anti-tee it forward lately as I've been trying to get my friend to move back a tee box mainly because it will require him to have to hit some long irons.  
It pains me but I am going to have to eat my words from earlier in this thread.  I was a huge fan of "The Dan Plan" and I strongly believed that he was going to get at least a scratch handicap out of this ordeal, but now I am highly doubting this.  He is definitely vanity capping (by at least 7-10 strokes).     I will say that at the start of the plan, his methods were much better.  He had daily video logs, club fittings, and a credible coach.  You could actually see the...
I have two, each as equally as embarrassing as the other.   1.  When I first started golfing I was quite the hot head that thought I was "cheating" my self by not playing the tips.  The club house of the course I was playing runs parallel to the first tee box and on one particular tee shot I hit the ball off the heel of my driver and the ball skipped straight left and smoked off the club house.  With no less than about 7-8 groups watching I had  hit one off the clubhouse...
I just played a course recently that was very into teeing it forward.  They even added an extra shorter tee so that men would feel comfortable playing from a more forward tee.  On their scorecard they had a "how far you drive/what tees you should play from chart"  They said that a 250 yard driver should play tees about 5800 and a 275 yard driver would be able to play 6100+.  I think that these numbers were completely insane and were just used to promote people to tee it...
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