After reading through the Tee It Forward thread I would like to pose a new question to put a more tangible solution to the problem...when to move it back a tee? Right now the TIF program has guidelines for players based on how far they hit their driver but when you mention driver distance to golfers there is too much guessing and a lot of players who decide to play the tips because they "can get it out to 300 on a good shot". So my thought is to change the program to match tees to overall scores...more tangible, easier to track, and less of an ego issue than driver distance. Also since many recreational players dont keep a handicap it is easier for them to understand and can become part of learning the game: until you can score x you should play y tees. So what do you guys think? Assuming you are playing an average difficulty course, what score or score range do you need to be consistently posting before you should consider playing a more challenging tee?
For me it is the low 80's. On most courses it's about 10 over and If you can shoot a course in the low 80's on a particular tee than you are most likely not playing too slow and are probably good enough to move back if you want the challenge Once your scores start to consistently creep over the low 90's however its time to move back up