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Woolfman_8
Wake Forest Fan
New Orleans
Member since Oct 2018
246 posts

When did you decide to move back a tee box?
I’ll preface this with stating that I am no where near considering moving back from the whites. But for those that moved from the white to blues, when and why did you make the move? We’re you shooting par from the whites and needed a new challenge? Where you driver then wedge on every par 4? Combo of the two? Is there a general handicap at which you should move?


TigernMS12
LSU Fan
Oxford, MS
Member since Jan 2013
4729 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
On my home course there are 5 sets of Ts. Women’s, Senior, then whites, blues and blacks. I played a few times from the whites but on most par 4s I wouldn’t even have a full swing into the green. It just wasn’t much fun. I’d rather hit 7-P full swings into greens then a 50 yard half swing. The blacks are to long. It’s like D then 3 iron on par 4s lol

I normally will look at the average par 3 distances to get a feel of where I should play from on courses I don’t know.
This post was edited on 9/3 at 10:01 pm


nugget
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2009
8390 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
I believe i moved all the way back around the time my nuts dropped






All kidding aside, play whatever tees you enjoy the most.


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Jakesonaplane
LSU Fan
Lakeview
Member since Nov 2010
6777 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
Head pro at Money Hill told me I wasn’t allowed to play anything other than the tips when I turned 14 so the decision was made for me


makersmark1
Auburn Fan
earth
Member since Oct 2011
6963 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
Most golfers, me included, probably should move up a tee!

I try to play a tee that is between 6000 and 6400 yards.

I usually play the middle tee.

I think if you are reaching every par 5 in two and hitting a wedge into every par 4, you should move back.

If you never reach a par 5 in 2, or never use a wedge on a par 4, move up.


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TaderSalad
LSU Fan
mudbug territory
Member since Jul 2014
15315 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
When I was hitting my approaches from the previous round's divots.

I jump back and forth to keep things interesting.


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NaturalBeam
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
13987 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
18birdies just had an article on this. It recommended that if you hit your driver 300 yards, you should play from the 7150-7400 tees; 275 from the 6700-6900 tees, 250 from the 6200-6400 tees.

It also said take the distance you hit a 5 iron, multiply by 36, and play the tees closest to that yardage.


Zanzibaw
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Jun 2016
1885 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
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Head pro at Money Hill told me I wasn’t allowed to play anything other than the tips when I turned 14 so the decision was made for me


Man he must've hated you to make you play at 6900 yds all the time. Did you need therapy?


BabyTac
Louisiana Tech Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Jun 2008
5979 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
When I felt like I was sort of cheating (driving the fairway on par 4s), having bad shots off the tee, but still only being a wedge out, etc.

I still play from the tips and 1-ups because it forces you to use different clubs, but mostly tips on courses I’m familiar with.


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NaturalBeam
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
13987 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
It also probably depends on what you're shooting. If you are breaking 80 more often than not, but aren't playing from the back tees, then it's probably time to move back one.

*This assumes you are playing to get better. If you just like to go out, drink a bunch of beer and frick around, then play from wherever is the most fun.


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Jakesonaplane
LSU Fan
Lakeview
Member since Nov 2010
6777 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
No I used to be good and I wanted to be a pro golfer growing up. In the summers Tim Hogan would pick me up from my house at 5:30 am and bring me back home at about 8-9 pm. I would practice, Walk 18 holes, go fishing, eat lunch, work on a part of my game and then go play another round. I would camp out around rob Noel’s players until he built that facility on the other side of the range. I used to really aggravate Esteban Toledo and Brian Watts when they would go to rob for lessons. As long as that range was I would hit ball right behind them if they were out there and talk their heads off and try to learn from them. I was also a pretty long ball hitter back then anyway.

Downvote all you want. I played a different game back then.
This post was edited on 9/4 at 9:13 am


The Johnny Lawrence
Member since Sep 2016
766 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
I've always tended to play back because of the people I started to play with and where we played. Everyone hit it far, so it was silly to play one up, because it was drivable par 4s, flip wedges, and mid irons into par 5s all day. The courses were relatively short, so we needed to lengthen them to make them more interesting.

Once I got better and moved to better, longer courses, my distance and game improved, so I just stayed on the back tees.

I also have a mental block about playing one up. I'll do it depending on the group, but a lot of places are too easy. I like to be challenged, and I don't really feel the challenge from one up or two up on most courses. That isn't to say I'm an automatic scratch golfer from one up, but I just don't feel the grind from one up that I do from the back, and I like that feeling. I also like knowing I'm playing the course from the full length they have, because anything less feels like cheating to me. Both of those reasons aren't good reasons to play the back, and I know it's a warped viewpoint, but it's my viewpoint.


CoachChappy
LSU Fan
Boudin Capitol of the World
Member since May 2013
23230 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
I play whatever everyone else wants to play. Luckily, my 2 regular games are already decided. When I actually get to pick, I do it based on the par 3s.


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Golfer
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
72900 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
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It also said take the distance you hit a 5 iron, multiply by 36, and play the tees closest to that yardage.


But they don't have any 8500 yard courses around here



Sorry...thought this was on the OT.


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KingRanch
LSU Fan
The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
61274 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
You also totaled a car somewhere near the Money Hill entrance


makersmark1
Auburn Fan
earth
Member since Oct 2011
6963 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
I also have a mental block about playing the tips. I'll avoid it with most groups, but a lot of places are too hard. I don’t like to be challenged, and I sure don't want the challenge from the tips on most courses. That isn't to say I'm The worst golfer in history from any tee but I just don't want to feel the grind, and I hate that feeling. I also like knowing I'm playing the course from less than the full length, because anything more feels like I’m pretending to be better than I am to me. None of those reasons are good reasons to play up, and I know it's a warped viewpoint, but it's my viewpoint.
This post was edited on 9/4 at 3:25 pm


The Johnny Lawrence
Member since Sep 2016
766 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
Your reasons for playing up make sense to you and that's what matters, my friend.


makersmark1
Auburn Fan
earth
Member since Oct 2011
6963 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
Just kidding around man.

I’m a 10.1 index and don’t bomb it 300 yards.

I did hole a pitching wedge out today for an eagle!


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Thib-a-doe Tiger
LSU Fan
LaTour and in BRgetthenet's head
Member since Nov 2012
30892 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
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Head pro at Money Hill told me I wasn’t allowed to play anything other than the tips when I turned 14 so the decision was made for me



By looking at the condition, they don’t anyone playing the greens from any set of tees


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VernonPLSUfan
LSU Fan
Leesville, La.
Member since Sep 2007
11398 posts

re: When did you decide to move back a tee box?
Who in the hell moves back? Group I play with cringe if there's a 400 yard par 4. If they aint hitting 7, 8, 9 or wedges into par 4's they aint coming back.


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