Originally Posted by tuffluck
you're kind of a jerk about it, really. i understand the point of golf, and i will eventually shoot lower, it will just be from the tips. i don't see how that is any different from doing it at any other tee. would you tell someone that shoots 90s from the forward tees that they should move to the women's tees because they aren't playing the game of golf correctly?
yes, i totally agree. there is a course i play that is 6,200 from the tips and another at 6,500 from the tips. the tips are no question at those courses. then there is another course that is 7,600 from the tips and 7,100 from the whites. i play the whites because there isn't a chance in hell 7,600 would even be feasible for me (i.e. every par 4 would play as a par 5). normally i target 6,800-7,000 yards, and usually that is the tips on most courses.
I don't think FourPutt intended to be a jerk, your thread topic is that "you have no interest in teeing it forward".
So, I am guessing that you might be getting some odd looks from people behind you and possibly asking why you play from the tips, and that having this topic on the forum can give you some ammunition to wayward observers with the appropriate responses.
IF that is the case, it's your money paying for the time slot on the course. You are entitled to do whatever you want on the course within your time slot, as long as you obey the rules.
Personally, I just made two pars on a local nine hole course. They were two casual 300 yard par 4s, casual drive, casual chip/pitch and no pressure 2 putt. Felt really good. Try it sometime, you might like that more than "long perfect Drive + long 8i", chip and 2 putt.