Jump to content
IGNORED

i have no interest in "teeing it forward"


tuffluck
 Share

Note: This thread is 2331 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Recommended Posts

Wait, what? You can't change what set of tees you tee off from mid-round. Unless you're saying to play the whole course shorter just because of the one really long and/or difficult hole? Some holes are designed to be long, you know.

A thought provoking statement. Look at the card, layout, etc. But I could still change tee boxes, remember I was testing clubs not playing for HC score and certain boxes fit the shot better. I had reshafted and wanted to see shape shot course side during slow mid day play with minimal traffic.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
A thought provoking statement. Look at the card, layout, etc. But I could still change tee boxes, remember I was testing clubs not playing for HC score and certain boxes fit the shot better. I had reshafted and wanted to see shape shot course side during slow mid day play with minimal traffic.

So you were playing a practice round and testing a new club. I see. Not really the topic of this thread, though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

So you were playing a practice round and testing a new club. I see. Not really the topic of this thread, though.

Right. It was practice, but I stayed on the backs full 1/2 round. 3,600. Course used for local qualifiers, etc. High slope. Would typically move up on a playing day.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I played my Monday morning round yesterday at a course here that is shortish, but very tight and fairly difficult. Definitely a target golf, shot makers course. Upon (strong) suggestion by the member we were playing with, we ended up playing the Blue tees instead of the white. He was concerned the white tees would "take driver out of play" on too many holes. My thought is, "so what"! There are plenty of courses that are long and wide open and designed to rip driver. This is not one of them. My concern is that the golf course itself only suggests the blue tees if you are a single digit handicap. None of us are. The added distance was about 500 yards. The slope jumped from 127 up to 137. There were forced carries off the tee of 215 yards just to clear waste bunkers and reach the fairway. Into a stiff wind coming off the Intracoastal Waterway. The added distance made the tight course very difficult. I shot 97. The other guys didn't break 100. I won't play the blue tees there again.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I played my Monday morning round yesterday at a course here that is shortish, but very tight and fairly difficult. Definitely a target golf, shot makers course. Upon (strong) suggestion by the member we were playing with, we ended up playing the Blue tees instead of the white. He was concerned the white tees would "take driver out of play" on too many holes. My thought is, "so what"! There are plenty of courses that are long and wide open and designed to rip driver. This is not one of them. My concern is that the golf course itself only suggests the blue tees if you are a single digit handicap. None of us are. The added distance was about 500 yards. The slope jumped from 127 up to 137. There were forced carries off the tee of 215 yards just to clear waste bunkers and reach the fairway. Into a stiff wind coming off the Intracoastal Waterway. The added distance made the tight course very difficult. I shot 97. The other guys didn't break 100. I won't play the blue tees there again.

Beautiful write up and description of course set up and conditions in your area. My area is similar. That tee change does make a difference that many hit into trouble they probably shouldn't take on a tee or two back. We have a Pete Dye course we play to get after it that offers his interesting run offs, wastes areas, bunkers. A real fun place: I think. But I expect higher scores! Tee it forward.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I played my Monday morning round yesterday at a course here that is shortish, but very tight and fairly difficult. Definitely a target golf, shot makers course. Upon (strong) suggestion by the member we were playing with, we ended up playing the Blue tees instead of the white. He was concerned the white tees would "take driver out of play" on too many holes. My thought is, "so what"! There are plenty of courses that are long and wide open and designed to rip driver. This is not one of them.

My concern is that the golf course itself only suggests the blue tees if you are a single digit handicap. None of us are. The added distance was about 500 yards. The slope jumped from 127 up to 137. There were forced carries off the tee of 215 yards just to clear waste bunkers and reach the fairway. Into a stiff wind coming off the Intracoastal Waterway.

The added distance made the tight course very difficult. I shot 97. The other guys didn't break 100. I won't play the blue tees there again.

This is definitely a scenario where knowing your game is important. Forced carries, no problem, but tight course in high winds = big problem and I'd probably just not play that course that day. With a lot of wind, no matter what tee I played, a tight course is just not going to be fun for me at all.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I played my Monday morning round yesterday at a course here that is shortish, but very tight and fairly difficult. Definitely a target golf, shot makers course. Upon (strong) suggestion by the member we were playing with, we ended up playing the Blue tees instead of the white. He was concerned the white tees would "take driver out of play" on too many holes. My thought is, "so what"! There are plenty of courses that are long and wide open and designed to rip driver. This is not one of them. My concern is that the golf course itself only suggests the blue tees if you are a single digit handicap. None of us are. The added distance was about 500 yards. The slope jumped from 127 up to 137. There were forced carries off the tee of 215 yards just to clear waste bunkers and reach the fairway. Into a stiff wind coming off the Intracoastal Waterway. The added distance made the tight course very difficult. I shot 97. The other guys didn't break 100. I won't play the blue tees there again.

Agree, you don't need driver even 10 times a round. Nicely written. Playing 7200+ yards properly is for golfers that hit a hybrid that sounds like a rocket landing 230 yards away and can choose to roll it another 30 yards or stop it at 230. OTOH, playing back could be fun for many of us non low single digit players.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Agree, you don't need driver even 10 times a round. Nicely written. Playing 7200+ yards properly is for golfers that hit a hybrid that sounds like a rocket landing 230 yards away and can choose to roll it another 30 yards or stop it at 230. OTOH, playing back could be fun for many of us non low single digit players.

I agree 100%. Think it's a line of progression up the chain of progress. However, it does influence other parts of my game like scoring, club selection, etc., topics this discussion eluded to hitting wedge or 8i regularly rather than a mid / long iron that peaked my interest.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

You know, I used to try to keep up with my friend on the blue or even the tips, but I've learned to check my ego at the clubhouse. I don't hit it nearly as far as him, so rather than beat myself up on the back tees, I just always play whites. I have been getting much better doing it this way, and more importantly, having much more fun! If I'm in a foursome with the other 3 playing blues, but I know that I can't take on the blue tees, I'll just be the lone white tee player! Play to your strengths, not your weaknesses! Furthermore, you don't have to play from the same tees to play a competitive match against a friend. You can calculate course handicaps from the different tees and subtract the difference in course ratings! Use it!

Link to comment
Share on other sites


You know, I used to try to keep up with my friend on the blue or even the tips, but I've learned to check my ego at the clubhouse. I don't hit it nearly as far as him, so rather than beat myself up on the back tees, I just always play whites. I have been getting much better doing it this way, and more importantly, having much more fun! If I'm in a foursome with the other 3 playing blues, but I know that I can't take on the blue tees, I'll just be the lone white tee player! Play to your strengths, not your weaknesses! Furthermore, you don't have to play from the same tees to play a competitive match against a friend. You can calculate course handicaps from the different tees and subtract the difference in course ratings! Use it!

Totally agree. I play weekly with my 2 brothers. They insist on playing from the blue tees and neither is under a 15 handicap. I play from the whites because that is my skill level (19 handicap) and at times I struggle from there. As I have aged it has become easy to take their crap and teasing about not playing the blues...I just walk up to the white tees to play and doesn't bother me a bit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Note: This thread is 2331 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo after clicking this link. For Mevo+, click this link or the image above.
  • Posts

    • Nice to hear some words from himself rather than someone else. He seems to have come out of a pretty bad accident relatively lucky, all things considered. When was the last time he played full time? 😛 The occasional major, his own tournaments and maybe some other special tournaments then, at best. With slim chances of the good old «double U».
    • Absolutely.   I agree that it doesn't follow modern styles as far as pacing, but I would argue that that is a good thing. People have become far to used to constant over-sensatory movies, where action is the only thing that matters. A good story is far more interesting to me. I am 70% through the first 6 Dune books according to my kindle (start of book 5), and I thought the movie should have been less fast. There are plenty of things that were added in (not in the book) that could have been replaced with even better story telling (things from the book). I am super excited that they green lit part 2, and hopefully we will get even more. Even more will probably just be Messiah, because after that things get unexplainable in movie form. My only complaint about the movie was the casting of Duncan (Mamoa), as he we just the "bro dude relatable comic relief". I thought taking away Gurney's good laughable moments and giving them to Idaho was a disservice to all Dune fans. I wasn't impressed with Mamoa, though he was just doing what was asked of him, but the switch of character roles was like nails on the chalkboard to me. I'd also give it an eagle, but it could have been an albatross by staying truer to the source material.
    • I would explain the Nelly invite and catch a rain check with Tiger. We would rather watch a team we actually cared about anyway 🙂
    • Close to $5k for my wife and I if you include dinner and drinks after, and all the gear associated with playing year round in Washington. The kids are only $5 a round with Youth on Course. If we decide to join a club it could rise or drop depending on where we might join.
    • Day 121: Practiced indoors working on my “cupped wrist until lead arm parallel” feel. Did this for about 20 minutes with LVP camera. Worked on transition priority piece outdoors hitting Almost Golf balls to avoid pitfall of not practicing well due to poor strikes. 
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. ALong17
      ALong17
      (34 years old)
    2. jjdam
      jjdam
      (58 years old)
    3. leftygibby
      leftygibby
      (57 years old)
    4. RadioCop
      RadioCop
      (57 years old)
    5. rarce_torres
      rarce_torres
      (56 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...