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Tee or No Tee?

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  1. 1. Do you use a tee on shorter holes?



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I use a tee when ever possible. Hell, if were allowable, I'd use a tee on all shots to the green. 

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I always use a tee when appropriate.     I found this on the web: 

Hitting from a tee gives around 3 yards extra distance and so some pros prefer not to add the extra variabile of a tee when they know their yardages so precisely. It was Sam Snead who said something like: I don'know of a golfer good enough not to put the ball on a peg when the rules of golf allow it.

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I always use a tee. Arnold Palmer watched his grandson drop a ball on a par 3 on one of those made for TV things. He told him you only get 18 perfect lies a round, don't waste one of them.

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I don’t use a tee past a 9-iron on a par 3.   But I do put it nice and highly placed on the grass if it’s some type of wedge.   It’s great if you have the game to drop a ball and hit, but I would say always use one.  

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I usually do tee up irons/hybrid/fairway just a tiny bit, but it's a negligible amount.

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It depends on the teebox grass. Bent grass or some version of Poa I always use a tee. Zoysia grass I  almost never use a tee because it doesn't have grain to it and it grows as straight up and if it isn't dormant then it is a perfect tee height for irons, hybrids, and fairway woods.  Basically just setting the ball on top of it is just like teeing the ball up anyway. 

I will play devils advocate though and say that a tee isn't necessarily an advantage though.  Even if you tee the ball up a slight amount that is going to affect the distance the shot will travel and adjustments have to be made or you will strike the ball high on the face.  Also if you are striking ball first, which the golfer should be, then the ball being on a tee it irrelevant. And finally, all other shots are hit off of the ground from various lies so being able to place the ball on the turf within a teebox, which hopefully has adequate turf, in most cases should be sufficient!! 

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5 hours ago, buttputt40 said:

If the hole is under  under 200 yds I do not use tee. If hole is over 200 yds I use tee. 

I know I am going to regret asking this question, but why 200 yards?

Personally I tee it up 18 times a round (hopefully).

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I tee up when rules allow.  It is called the tee box, after all!

 

 

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I always tee it up. 

Imagine getting to play an entire round where you could tee the ball up on every shot if you wanted too?  Would you say nah, I'll play it as it lies.  I would highly doubt it.

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If the tee box has great grass and a clean lie available, I'll skip the tee for any iron or wedge or hybrids.  Something about using a tee in those situations messes with me - I practice my irons off the deck, why change things.  If the lie is crappy (or TOO perfect that it's goofy tight), I tee it a tiny, tiny, tiny, amount.  I want a perfect lie, I don't want an an outlier high lie - that's silly.

3w.....I use a tee and tee it LOW.  I can't completely make the same argument - it helps for sure.

Driver of course tee it up.

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15 hours ago, buttputt40 said:

If the hole is under  under 200 yds I do not use tee. If hole is over 200 yds I use tee. 

There was another thread like this one. Don’t remember how I answered there but for sure a tee. 

Even if I do hit 3 yards further or whatever, it’s way better than the potential for chunking.

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I always tee it up when I can.  For a short iron, I may only have the ball 1/8 inch above where it would otherwise rest, but it still on a tee.

2 hours ago, buttputt40 said:

Because my natural miss is long and I'm tired of the ball landing in the rough past the green. 

If your natural miss is long, and you are commonly over the green, you need to reconsider your choice of clubs.  Others might know better than I do, but I don't think that teeing up an iron will make much more than a couple of yards difference.

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When I first started playing I read an article where Jack Nicklaus said you should always tee up on a par 3 to lower chances of hitting it fat.  Seemed like sound advice to me.

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