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Hi I'm a beginner as a golfer and using forum sites, I have a question about teeing off that I'm hoping to get help with, I have refrained from using my driver or woods to tee off I have started to use my irons, I can hit the same distance with an iron off the tee as I have tested at the driving range but I also get a lot more control. The question I'm asking is is this legal in competition and is it something that may be frowned upon as I'm not up to scratch on etiquette yet. Also I use a small tee with irons IS THIS OK?

Thanks in advance

 

 

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Welcome from the Pacific Northwest!  Glad you joined us.  We all started out as beginners, so don't worry about it.  We are a forum of avid golfers and love new members.  

 

You can use any club you want when teeing off.  You can use a tee or not.  Some people even make a small mound out of the turf, and place a ball on it.  When I was a beginner, I could not control woods at all, any of them.  I was a much better iron player.  In my second year of playing I played in my company's 9-hole league after work.  I would typically shoot 60-65.  At the end of the season they had a 3-club tournament.  I picked 5i, 9i, and putter... shot 45, because I could keep it in play.  However, woods are there for a reason.  You need to learn how to play them. 

 

My advice to all beginners is to play what you want and have fun, but if you truly want to get better and get better quickly, take lessons... lots of them!  I tried to teach myself with books and tips, but all that does is create habits that may be bad, and once engrained they can be hard to get rid of.  It's much better to start off with good fundamentals.

 

Best of luck and have fun with it!!

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I know a couple of guys who play with irons only. They can break 90 without problems.

 

You'll probably have to learn to hit woods if you ever want to reach Par 5 and long Par 4 in regulation.

 

In the beginning, it's all about hitting it solid. Once you've mastered that, you can start adding weapons to your arsenal.

 

So like Kenny said, nothing wrong with how you playing. So keep it up if it makes you comfortable.

 

Hell, some people still can't handle their woods after years of playing :lol:

 

And of course, welcome!

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These two fellow spies just gave you some great advises. Have fun while your playing and learning and this great game could be your friend for life.

 

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Driver:   :cobra-small: F9 driver 9* stiff shaft 

FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* regular shaft

Hybrids:  :nike-small: Vapor Flex  3 & 4 hybrids regular shafts 

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

Putter:  Ben Hogan BHB01 blade

Ball:  :Snell: Black

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Welcome! Kanoito and Kenny B sums it up pretty well. You can even use a putter off the tee box if you want!

 

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Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

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These two fellow spies just gave you some great advises. Have fun while your playing and learning and this great game could be your friend for life.

 

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Use "whatever gets you through the night".

A good friend of mine whomI play with every week and is my Member-Member partner for the past 8 years hits a 3 iron off the tee most times to keep it in play vs. the driver. He is a 6.0 index. Most times if he hits driver it hooks OB because he gets aggressive wanting that extra distance.

All this to say use the tools at hand that you feel comfortable with BUT I agree that in order to fully appreciate this wonderful game learn to hit all your woods and hybrids. Nothing like hitting that driver past your playing partners with a smile as you twill the club in your hand and you pick up the tee and smile back at them.

Perfect opportunity to take a Woods lesson and use the spring to gain confidence with them.

 

 

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Driver - TaylorMade M2 - Stiff flex / 12.5*

3 & 7 Wood - TaylorMade M2

6i -Gap - TaylorMade M4- Stiff flex

Wedges - TaylorMade ATV 55* & 60*

Putter - Odyssey 2 Ball

Ball - Titleist Pro V1

Bushnell Tour V3 rangefinder

Right Handed Neutral lie on all clubs

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And FWIW, for every lesson with irons/wedges I had, it was 3 lessons with the driver/FW. Go figure!

/shrug

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Welcome!  Enjoy the forums, the site, and this great game!!


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:bridgestone-small:  Tour B JGR 15*   Fairway UST ProForce V2 7F5 76g X-Flex
:bridgestone-small:  Tour B JGR 19* & 22* Hybrid UST ProForce V2 90g X-Flex
:bridgestone-small:  Tour B JGR HF-2 irons (5i - AW)  KBS Tour 130x

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Welcome.

 

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Chippewa Falls Wisconsin

10.3 Index

Right Handed

What's in the bag:

 

Driver: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 8* Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution Tour Spec X-flex, :ping-small: Anser 8*, Black Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X-Flex; :cobra-small: King LTD Pro Orange Grafalloy Bi-Matrix X-Flex

 

 

FW Wood: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour F5 15* Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution Tour Spec X-Flex :ping-small: Anse14*, Fujikura Speeder 757 US Open Edition , X-Stiff

 

 

Irons: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V4 2 utility Iron, 3-PW, +0.25, 2* Upright, True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100

 

 

Wedges: :wilson_staff_small: FG Tour PMP Gun Blue 52* bent to 51*, 56* True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100 Shafts

 

 

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think about it this way - play the hole backwards... and use whatever club that you need to get there that will both keep you in the fairway (this is **very** important for beginning golfers) and get you there in the fewest strokes possible.

 

So - on a 450 yard par 4 going from the green to the tee box.

1 - putter

2 - wedge for chipping/pitching on

3 - 6/7/8 iron approach

4 - ?? iron tee shot

 

also - look to get a couple hybrids with the same loft as the irons you tee off with ... try a 24 or 25 degree hybrid - you can get Adams super cheap - they're more forgiving than the long irons and can help you advance the ball a bit further off the tee.

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SuperPrudo - Don't listen to any of these guys around here they're all completely insane. Me too! So, unless you want to lose your mind quit the game now and you'll live a calm and peaceful life.

(just kidding of course) 

 

Welcome to the game!  :wacko:

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SuperPrudo - Don't listen to any of these guys around here they're all completely insane. Me too! So, unless you want to lose your mind quit the game now and you'll live a calm and peaceful life.

(just kidding of course) 

 

Welcome to the game!  :wacko:

 

 

LOL good advice PJ!

 

 

Hit what you need to hit off the tee and enjoy yourself.   You don't need to worry about playing what the better golfers use so just tee er up and do it your way.....

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Welcome Aboard!


Driver -  :callaway-small:  Epic Flash 
Woods - :callaway-small:   Epic Flash  3 Wood & Heavenwood
Hybrid - :callaway-small:   X2 Hot 4H
Irons - :callaway-small:   Rogue X 5 - AW
Wedges - :bridgestone-small: WC 54* & 58*
Putter -   :EVNROLL: ER7
Rangefinder - Bushnell Pro XE
Ball - :Snell: MTB-X

Bag -  2016 Bag Boy Chiller Cart Bag

Currently testing the 2020 Bag Boy Chiller Cart Bag   

 

 

 

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Thanks for the advice all, as I gain confidence I'll end up using my woods but for now most of the people I'm playing with I'm not falling to far behind when teeing off.

I'm enjoying golf despite loosing many balls. The best part about my local golf course is we don't have water or bunkers but our rough is very thick

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Just hang in there - the only way to get better is to keep hitting balls!

 

When you play with the boys, use clubs you can count on. When you play/practice alone, make yourself work with the clubs and shots that aren't comfortable. You'll be using them all before you know it!

 

 

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Welcome to the forums and feel free to hit us up with any other questions you may have.  Golf is a funny game with a lot of weird rules and etiquette.  Don't ever feel embarrassed about asking a question, we all started out as newbie's and learned along the way. 


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3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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This might sound goofy but try this- using woods, tee the ball 1/3-2/3 above the clubface. Then do this: hit the ball 100yds. With all your woods/hybrids. Over and over. Remember ball placement. Don't hit it longer, just tee it up somewhat forward and make the ball go 100yds. You should figure something out here, after a session or two, begin to slowly add distance (not power, distance) this should help, if you do it.


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Adams 9064LS 9.5* (until I cracked the face)

Adams Super LS 17*

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Wilson Staff Infinite Southside putter/Odyssey DualForce 660 putter

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Welcome! And you can definitely use whatever you want off the tee. Best advice to get some proper coaching to learn a swing that works best for you! Good luck!


Alfred

 

WITB:

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex, 9.5 Degrees

FW: Cobra F7, 14.5 Degrees

Hybrid: Callaway X2Hot 19 Degrees

UT Iron: Callaway Apex UT 18 Degrees

Irons: 4-6i King Cobra LTD Pro CB

Irons: 7-PW King Cobra LTD Pro MB

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 3 50 MG, 58 FG

Putter: Nike Method

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Welcome to the game and forum from a fellow beginner. We are glad you joined us! Don't worry about losing golf balls. They make 'em while you sleep.


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