Why does everyone seem to think that the only bad tee shot is out of bounds? Don't your courses have trees? Hazards? Bunkers?
I agree that it's impossible to recover from an OB shot any time, not just off the tee. I can't remember the last time I hit a tee shot out of bounds, because if I have a choice.
I don't think that at all. In fact most of the strokes I add during a typical round are from being in some sort of trouble to the opposite side of the OB holes. OB or not if I was more accurate I would be down the middle instead of in trouble. I'm even pretty good at getting out of trouble but that's still not good enough to keep pace with the guy that's not in trouble at all.
I remember very well the last time I was OB and it was today. Ha ha! On a hole that has OB on both the left and the right. There is a choice, and that's to hit the ball down the middle. Unfortunately that's not my strong suit...But I wish it was.