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TEEING on a par 3. Yes or NO?

post #1 of 26
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I know that there are lots of different opinions out there, but would you advise teeing up on a par 3 or striking the ball of the ground? I usually hit off the ground, but i must admit, i havent practiced teeing my iron shots up.

post #2 of 26
Ill use a tee down as far as it will go, eliminates any possible friction from the ground.
post #3 of 26

If it's a long par 3, and you're hitting a fairway wood with a low-profile head, consider using a tuft of grass as a "tee." If you tee it too high on  a wooden tee, you might pop up the shot.

post #4 of 26

I always tee it up. I didn't use to, but I can make an easier swing and still hit it a long way if I tee it up. 

post #5 of 26

It guarantees you a perfect lie, so why not.  I used to not use a tee on every hole until I realized that it was hurting my golf game. That being said I usually tee up hybrid shots and 3W very low, just barely higher than the grass.

post #6 of 26

Yes, I use a tee.

 

I never use a tee when I'm playing the local par 3 course.  I consider that more "practice" than "real" so I am pretending that my tee shots are all approach shots from the fairway.

 

But when I'm counting it, I definitely tee it up.  7 iron on down, the ball is just barely above the grass, but it's still on a tee.  And I try to use broken ones sitting around since I know they'll get broken anyway, but I'll never pass up the opportunity.

 

P.S.  Booo Boise State!  (Fresno State alum here ... I hate you guys!)

post #7 of 26
I always tee it up when given the option, I feel that I make the cleanest contact possible even with the tee pushed all the way into the ground.
post #8 of 26

Yes, take every advantage the game gives you.

 

Because it takes and takes and takes....

post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post

Yes, take every advantage the game gives you.

Because it takes and takes and takes....

This.

Use every advantage allowed by the rules. Always.
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post


This.

Use every advantage allowed by the rules. Always.

Agree, there is 1 guy I play with who doesn't. When he hits it into a water hazard he will immediately drop and rehit regardless of how close or far he is from the hazard. We call him "Tin Cup" behind his back.

post #11 of 26

If there are broken tees I use them, if not I go without. I'll look for a tall piece of grass, but I do not worry too much about it.

post #12 of 26

I always take advantage of it.  I place it just barely above the grass line.  It makes a perfect lie.  I don't notice anymore distance(maybe a yard or two) but it does seem to go higher and in return the ball stops when it hits the green. 

post #13 of 26

tees are cheap so I just stick on in the ground...forget all the looking around for a broken one.  I use mine, pick it up..and continue to use my own now broken tee.

post #14 of 26

I've just been looking at this discussion myself, after years of never teeing it up until 3W and driver was needed off the tee, i've been teeing up every club (on irons so low it's not noticeable). I've found the only real difference (unless the tee box is battered) is a slightly higher ball flight and more spin which is great in some situations and horrible in others. If I want to hit a high shot that will stop a tee all the way, however into the wind I'll hit a low draw/fade against the wind off the turf.

post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post

Yes, take every advantage the game gives you.

 

Because it takes and takes and takes....

Agreed. I had questioned the need to do so, and a friend who's a far better golfer than I simply said to take the best lie you can within the rules. So naturally I started teeing the ball up a good inch and a half to hit it with a 5 iron. 

 

Once he was done laughing, he pushed the tee down nearly to grass level and gave me a few swing pointers. Since then I've used a tee (and practiced hitting irons off a tee at the range as well) with irons and definitely noticed better contact. 

post #16 of 26
I used to think it was silly to tee, but now I use tees on every par three. Like others have said, it's an advantage because it creates as perfect a lie as you can get. Still should take a divot n all
post #17 of 26

Crazy question on this.  Since you tee it up as close the the ground as possible creating a "perfect" lie, do you change your stance at all or how far back or forward you play the ball?  Didn't know if you still play down on the ball with your irons?

post #18 of 26

I tee it low to the grass, but I always use one.

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