Played a course with friends that we rarely play. We made an informed decision to play from 6100 yards instead of 6500 yards. Hdcps from 6-25.
Got to the first tee and could one of the reasons this program is so hard to sell. The 6100 yard tees were way forward of the the 6500 tees -- maybe the biggest gap between them of any hole on the 18. And they seemed too far forward for the hole. I sure wish they would start with a small gap so that the macho guys did not feel that the 6100 yard tees were too far forward. There were plenty of holes where the gap was zero or maybe 15 yards. Why make it 30 - 40 yards on the first tee when guys are deciding what tees are right for their group?
I agree with your comments here. The golf courses definitely need to take a leadership role in this effort by creating logical differences in the yardage. I have noticed at many courses the difference in length by hole from one set of tees to another is inconsistent. Sometimes the difference is less than 10 yards and other holes the difference is 40 to 50 yards. We are petitioning our course to create a new set of tees to eliminate these huge variances in hopes of getting more people to move up. At this time moving up a set of tees creates some very short par fours and those holes are preventing many players from accepting the Tee It Forward idea.