Originally Posted by Divot Master
You might try putting the ringer on the black tees, the 3-5 hcp'pers on the blues, and the 6-10's on the whites (or whatever colors your course uses).
Although it may appear that the 6-10's are making more birdies per round than the 3-5's, from a statistical standpoint that is highly unlikely. You could gather several weeks of cards and do a survey to verify or refute this.
The staggered tees is the idea in the works currently. Myself and my usual group of 5 or 6 have been playing the tips for about a month now just to change it up and hit some different clubs and shots into the greens. We play the same three courses 4 to 5 times a week. Scoring really hasn't changed... in fact I'm going to 6.5 at Midnight tonight (down from a 6.9).
In regards to the 6-10s making the birdies, I can vouch... as I am one of them. I'm normally good for 2,3, or 4 on any given round. (Short 380-400 yard Par 4s and usually have a solid look or two on the a few of the 5s). The lower handicapped buddies of mine will lull you to sleep with strings of pars. Haha! I understand ALL TOO WELL that such a quantity of birdies should make me a lower handicapped player, but until I firmly grasp the concept of Course Management (and for some frustrating reason, my bunker game), such is my current state of affairs. Maddening, but correctable.
So we'll see. Probably shove the ringer to the tips, the rest play from the blues, and let the $20s fall where they may. That's about a 350-400 yard difference over the 18 holes, with the Par 3s showing the most (2 clubs) difference. I'll take my chances with my 8 and 9 irons from 160-170 yards over his 5 and 6 irons from the 200+ tee boxes that the tips present for the Par 3s.
At the end of the day, it'll just be a good sunny and warm 36-hole Saturday, right?