Originally Posted by jbro06
Originally Posted by Meltdwhiskey
You play the tips because they are the easier tees for you? Are you saying that playing 6000 yards is more difficult than 7000? I'm not sure I follow.
it just comes down to my play style, i am better with my mid irons than wedges. So i want my second shot to be somewhere between 150-200 yards. And im avg off the tee at 290... So 6000yd courses become all drive and wedge, with the exception of the few longer holes of course.
You aren't exactly a bogey golfer - so my tee question might not apply to you as much as it would to most. You've got a more legitimate argument for playing whatever tees.
Having said that, I have trouble believing that you score better from 7k than from 6k. Or that anyone else does for that matter. Being closer to the hole always helps. Iacas even had an official statement of some sort about it in another thread. I'd have trouble believing that a 12 handicap hits more greens from 195 than from 95. If I remember, the best golfer on tour only averaged 65% of his greens from 175 yards.
And even if you are that much more accurate with a 5i than a 9i, you could hit less club than driver to get to that coveted 150-200 yard range. And when doing so, you would hit less errant shots, hit from the good grass/lies more often, choose better angles, hit more of those mid irons you like, etc.
If you just like playing from the tips more, that is great. And is the reason I asked the question - a philosophical one about why we'd rather hit from tees that we score worse on. But I'm having trouble with your explanation that you play from farther back because it causes you to score better.