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.
TEEING on a par 3. Yes or NO?
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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!)
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.
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.
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.