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I read most of the thread and agree with iacas, few people play from the wrong tees. Particularly on this forum. If I had to identify two groups of people who play from tees that are too distant, it's senior men with too much pride to move up and women. For the latter, that has far too much to do with the standard "red" tees than them not wanting to play forward. The option simply isn't available. Iacas also pointed out the longleaf tee system earlier, and I've become an advocate to all my golfing friends for this system. With my mother, who is 5 foot, 110 lbs, with back problems and 76 years old, I design the course for her when I play. I even go past the longleafs shortest distance. And I put her on the sides of the fairway (say 145 yards on average on a Par 4, where she has to play strategically). This forces her to think as longer hitters would, but allows her to get to every Par 4 in 2, and every Par 5 in 3 (or less--I build in two reachable Par 5s for her). And it keeps her from getting fatigued on the back nine as she would have before. 

The last couple golf trips I've organized, I ask players in advance if they're okay with X general yardage (usually around 6000-6200 yards). A couple longer hitters have elected the tee back. So I make custom scorecards for those events, including moving players up and back depending on the hole. It's more fun to have a variety of clubs into holes, and a couple of reachable Par 5s, than merely being beholden to a scorecard. 

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