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... It is always frustrating when serious golfers play from the wrong tee because they are not playing the course the way it was designed to be played. Kinda like playing basketball with a 15 foot rim. That said I played with some really cheerful Indian guys in LA and while I was playing from 6700 blue they were playing from 7000 black. I was under par thru 9 and they were well over 60 shots each. I asked why they play the back tees as they could take fewer shots from the correct tees at 6200 yd white tees. They said they were trying to take as many shots as possible! They said they would never be good at golf but enjoyed hitting the ball and wanted to get the most for their money and hit it as many times as possible. To their credit they played fast but with so many shots and lost balls it was still a hair on the slow side. But it gave me a new perspective on some people playing the wrong tees.

I've heard that B4 about want to hit the balk more . I don't understand it, might as well go to a driving range? Our group moved to the white tees because we're old and get it. Occasionally we'll get an "add on" who's wanting to play from the blues or blacks. We just tell them play where u want but we're not waiting around, we play the hole and move. Usually these guys switch to whites after a hole or 2.

 

 

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I've heard that B4 about want to hit the balk more . I don't understand it, might as well go to a driving range? Our group moved to the white tees because we're old and get it. Occasionally we'll get an "add on" who's wanting to play from the blues or blacks. We just tell them play where u want but we're not waiting around, we play the hole and move. Usually these guys switch to whites after a hole or 2.

 

... Basically that is what these guys were doing. Since we kept up with the group in front I didn't have a problem with it. They were very complimentary of my play so they know the game, they just suck at golf but enjoy walking the course and hitting the ball. They said if I saw anything I would like to point out that would be nice but understood if I just wanted to concentrate on my game. I gave them each one tip. And as I said, they were really good guys and I enjoyed my round with them. 

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... Basically that is what these guys were doing. Since we kept up with the group in front I didn't have a problem with it. They were very complimentary of my play so they know the game, they just suck at golf but enjoy walking the course and hitting the ball. They said if I saw anything I would like to point out that would be nice but understood if I just wanted to concentrate on my game. I gave them each one tip. And as I said, they were really good guys and I enjoyed my round with them.

as long as they kept up to the group in front I'm OK. When they start falling behind I get a bit up tight and messes up my concentration.

 

 

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I'm fine with any golfer playing the tees that he/she wants as long as their pace of play is acceptable.  For fun I often change tees for a different perspective on a familiar course.  A few weeks ago I made a modest wager with a friend who is somewhat of a high handicapper.  I hit irons only from the red tees, he played from the whites.  By the end of the day I was striping my irons, and enjoyed the change of play style.

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I'm fine with any golfer playing the tees that he/she wants as long as their pace of play is acceptable. For fun I often change tees for a different perspective on a familiar course. A few weeks ago I made a modest wager with a friend who is somewhat of a high handicapper. I hit irons only from the red tees, he played from the whites. By the end of the day I was striping my irons, and enjoyed the change of play style.

I love taking the woods out of the bag and playing from the forward tees. Always do it with the GF but have done it for fun

 

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... It is always frustrating when serious golfers play from the wrong tee because they are not playing the course the way it was designed to be played. Kinda like playing basketball with a 15 foot rim.  That said I played with some really cheerful  Indian guys in LA and while I was playing from 6700 blue they were playing from 7000 black. I was under par thru 9 and they were well over 60 shots each. I asked why they play the back tees as they could take fewer shots from the correct tees at 6200 yd white tees. They said they were trying to take as many shots as possible! They said they would never be good at golf but enjoyed hitting the ball and wanted to get the most for their money and hit it as many times as possible. To their credit they played fast but with so many shots and lost balls it was still a hair on the slow side. But it gave me a new perspective on some people playing the wrong tees.

 

I played with a 2some a few days ago, both are ok shooters mid 80s one played from the blue and another played from whatever furthest edge of the tee box. A few holes into the round he said pretty much the same thing. He know he's not good but he loves to hit more shots.

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I don't have anything substantial to add to this thread. I just wanted to give you props for a good topic.

 

 

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It's all about the pace of play. If they play from the black and only hit it 100 yards, that's cool if they get to their ball and hit it again quickly. But if that same group does the old four-man gather around each shot, and then roll to the next ball, gather round, take 30 practice swings, etc, it's a nightmare. But that group is a pain no matter where they hit from.

 

I like playing from the tips on occasion, just because it's like a new course. And if your hitting the ball well, you can still score.

But we don't dilly dally, and we are typically waiting on the group in front of us

 

Slow players are slow from whatever box they shoot from. But the high cappers, slow players, from the tips is akin death by a thousand paper cuts

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It's all about the pace of play. If they play from the black and only hit it 100 yards, that's cool if they get to their ball and hit it again quickly. But if that same group does the old four-man gather around each shot, and then roll to the next ball, gather round, take 30 practice swings, etc, it's a nightmare. But that group is a pain no matter where they hit from.

I like playing from the tips on occasion, just because it's like a new course. And if your hitting the ball well, you can still score.

But we don't dilly dally, and we are typically waiting on the group in front of us

Slow players are slow from whatever box they shoot from. But the high cappers, slow players, from the tips is akin death by a thousand paper cuts

Thd pace is definitely the main issue now it spreads to tee monument marker locations. It seems like the courses just took the easy route and just bunch it together to make it easier. This is definitely the big issue here in California mainly socal, lots of Asians, some well as few are exceptionally good but most are well below a good.

 

The slowest group from my experience are the juniors. Some are pars and under shooters but their pace is approaching Sunday tour level pace, look at the putts from all angles, 3-5 practice strokes usually follow by utterly shocked and disgusted when they missed. It's kinda sad that they think it's how to play the game.

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Read this somewhere: Take your course handicap and subtract it from 142. The remainder equals the slope of the tee box you should play.

 

 

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Not all high handicappers are slow golfers.  At my course on Saturday mornings, the Ladies group goes off before the Mens group because they are faster and don't want to be held up.  Most of the Ladies shoot in the 90's and 100's with a couple in the 80's and about half of them walk.  They will finish the round in about 3:45.  The Mens group on the other hand mostly ride in carts and can't finish in less than 4:15.  So, I have found that the best time for us to play is after the Ladies and before the Men; there is usually a tee time or two available and we don't have to wait and no one is pushing us!!

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I always find it interesting (and frustrating) to watch especially younger players always teeing off on the back tees regardless of their skill level. More often or not they are high handicappers. They're probably thinking the tees forward are for either old people or ladies.

 

 

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I got over that when I was 23 and an old man (70+) beat me like a drum.

 

 

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I always find it interesting (and frustrating) to watch especially younger players always teeing off on the back tees regardless of their skill level. More often or not they are high handicappers. They're probably thinking the tees forward are for either old people or ladies.

 

 

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We have some foreigners that apparently work at the University that ALWAYS play the back tees.  Most of the time it takes them four or five strokes just to get on a par four hole.  I'm not sure why they insist on not playing the white or regular tees however that's their choice. Whether it's an Ego thing or Napoleon syndrome they insist on playing from the big boy tees.  We were watching them the other day hacking it all over the course and then on the next hole tee it up from the tips again.  :wacko: 

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Not all high handicappers are slow golfers. At my course on Saturday mornings, the Ladies group goes off before the Mens group because they are faster and don't want to be held up. Most of the Ladies shoot in the 90's and 100's with a couple in the 80's and about half of them walk. They will finish the round in about 3:45. The Mens group on the other hand mostly ride in carts and can't finish in less than 4:15. So, I have found that the best time for us to play is after the Ladies and before the Men; there is usually a tee time or two available and we don't have to wait and no one is pushing us!!

Strangely this is true more often than not!!

 

 

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We have some foreigners that apparently work at the University that ALWAYS play the back tees.  Most of the time it takes them four or five strokes just to get on a par four hole.  I'm not sure why they insist on not playing the white or regular tees however that's their choice. Whether it's an Ego thing or Napoleon syndrome they insist on playing from the big boy tees.  We were watching them the other day hacking it all over the course and then on the next hole tee it up from the tips again.  :wacko:

 

From personal experience playing with my ex girlfriend and joining up with another 2some. Even back then I thought they were clueless about which tee to play from, no, no, no sir. We were standing by the white tees and they were on the blues, group in front just hit and not 150 away, they motioned to my ex to start getting ready and move on to the red tee. My ex said she'd be playing with me from the white.

 

This displeased them to no end and started cursing in Korean but in a smooth tones so we wouldn't I wouldn't know what they were saying. They were saying that she couldn't hit 100 yards but wants to play from the white and we're going to be here til x'mas. They hit, meh 175 drives, then I hit, then she hit. She's a 5'5" scratch player,who can send it about 235-245. It looked like she hit it 300 yards. On the approach shots both couldn't take their swing back, they chocked like there's no tomorrow. A few holes later my ex said something to them in Korean, it was priceless.

 

Sadly, she said it happened to her almost every first tee box, as I witness quite a few and it's almost like a broken records. Surely they know playing from the wrong tee would affect the pace of play they just don't give a flying fornication. That's usually my attitude too, when their slow play starts to get on my nerves. I just brush off the conversation and tell them to hit it. Most try to behave themselves though because I'm a much better player last thing they want is to be called out.

 

On the side note, almost every "Asian" at my club play from the correct tee. Isn't that weird?

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From personal experience playing with my ex girlfriend and joining up with another 2some. Even back then I thought they were clueless about which tee to play from, no, no, no sir. We were standing by the white tees and they were on the blues, group in front just hit and not 150 away, they motioned to my ex to start getting ready and move on to the red tee. My ex said she'd be playing with me from the white.

 

This displeased them to no end and started cursing in Korean but in a smooth tones so we wouldn't I wouldn't know what they were saying. They were saying that she couldn't hit 100 yards but wants to play from the white and we're going to be here til x'mas. They hit, meh 175 drives, then I hit, then she hit. She's a 5'5" scratch player,who can send it about 235-245. It looked like she hit it 300 yards. On the approach shots both couldn't take their swing back, they chocked like there's no tomorrow. A few holes later my ex said something to them in Korean, it was priceless.

 

Sadly, she said it happened to her almost every first tee box, as I witness quite a few and it's almost like a broken records. Surely they know playing from the wrong tee would affect the pace of play they just don't give a flying fornication. That's usually my attitude too, when their slow play starts to get on my nerves. I just brush off the conversation and tell them to hit it. Most try to behave themselves though because I'm a much better player last thing they want is to be called out.

 

On the side note, almost every "Asian" at my club play from the correct tee. Isn't that weird?

I wish that was the case here [emoji1303]

 

 

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I wish that was the case here [emoji1303]

 

 

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Not all high handicappers are slow golfers.  At my course on Saturday mornings, the Ladies group goes off before the Mens group because they are faster and don't want to be held up.  Most of the Ladies shoot in the 90's and 100's with a couple in the 80's and about half of them walk.  They will finish the round in about 3:45.  The Mens group on the other hand mostly ride in carts and can't finish in less than 4:15.  So, I have found that the best time for us to play is after the Ladies and before the Men; there is usually a tee time or two available and we don't have to wait and no one is pushing us!!

 

... Amen! My brother in law is about a 5 and one of the slowest golfers I have ever played with. First he has never seen a cart girl that didn't need his attention and gets a drink every time one is near. He is never ready until it is his turn, especially on the greens where he finally stalks his 3 putts from all angles but never before it is his turn to putt. And the group in front or behind never enter into his consciousness. Ironically he doesn't like playing with me because "I am all about playing fast". As if 4:15 minutes is fast. I just look at my putt before it is my turn and am always ready to play when it is my turn on the tee or in the fairway. Thankfully my wife does not like playing with him either as she is even faster than I am even though she shoots in the mid 90's. She says she never wants a man to be able to say women are slow. 

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... Amen! My brother in law is about a 5 and one of the slowest golfers I have ever played with. First he has never seen a cart girl that didn't need his attention and gets a drink every time one is near. He is never ready until it is his turn, especially on the greens where he finally stalks his 3 putts from all angles but never before it is his turn to putt. And the group in front or behind never enter into his consciousness. Ironically he doesn't like playing with me because "I am all about playing fast". As if 4:15 minutes is fast. I just look at my putt before it is my turn and am always ready to play when it is my turn on the tee or in the fairway. Thankfully my wife does not like playing with him either as she is even faster than I am even though she shoots in the mid 90's. She says she never wants a man to be able to say women are slow.

Funny but very true. Your wife is a wise person.

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I was thinking of this topic today while hitting balls on the range and watching our Friday morning blue tee group go out. Our course is 6600 yards long at Sea level slope of 140 rating of 73.8 from the blues. I play with them some in the winter but not a chance this time of year because it's not fun. None of their drives reached the 200 yard marker on one. In fact none of their drives were within 30 yards of it. If you aren't reaching one you aren't reaching 4,8, 18 and probably 9. So now you've got a course with 8 par 5's. It's not fun. At least not for me.

 

 

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