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When do you show up for your tee time?

When do you show up for your tee time?  

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  1. 1. When do you show up for your tee time?

    • At least an hour ahead
    • Gimme 15-20 minutes
    • Trunk slammer! 5 min to throw my shoes on and I'm good
    • More than an hour

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I usually arrive 30-40 minutes before tee time. That gives me plenty of time to get my shoes on, load my cart, check in at the clubhouse, BS with the clubhouse attendant, do some loosening up and tee of.

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I've actually done all 4 😆 I prefer to get there about an hour ahead so I don't feel rushed. Now we live 100 yards from the range so it usually ends up being 20-30 ahead of time. I like to start out hitting a few wedges then a few 8 iron shots and then 3-4 drives and finish with a wedge. Maybe 20 balls, then head to the 1st tee and putting green to roll a few putts.

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I try for an hour in advance.  Not always happening, but I do try.  Shoes on...head out to short rage for 10-15 minutes of wedge warmup.  To the range for 20-30 of cycling through the bag, then roll 'em for 10-15 on the putting green.  All of which gets me ready to shank the first one off the tee and hope we're playing a breakfast ball!  🙂

Mizuno ST200G driver, Diamana White stiff

Mizuno ST200 Tour Spoon 3 wood, Diamana White stiff

Titleist TSR 7 wood, stiff

Mizuno MP223 irons, 4-GW, Nippon Modus X-stiff

Edison Forged wedges, 55 and 59 degree, KBS Tour stiff

Titleist Scotty Cameron Phantom 5s

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I like to be there an hour before but most times it's less.  At least enough time to chip and putt for a few minutes.

WITB - Currently hitting PXG 0211s, irons, driver and putter.  Cleveland wedges.  Love golf, wish I was better at it than I am.  Try to play at least one time a week and get to the range or some other type of practice, putting, chipping a couple times a week.  

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Usually 45 min to an hr early, never warm up on range just a few swings with a practice type club then putt and talk with playing partners then our starter usually sends us out early because he knows we’re fast and won’t hold anyone up out there. It’s important to get your fast people out there early because if you have a slow group early on it makes the rest of the day slow play.

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Always a half hour before minimum. I usually like to hit the range and stretch a bit. Of course my dad drilled into me. If your on time you’re late. 🤪

Callaway Mavrik irons, Ping woods

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our foursome arrives from 4 directions; usually 20-40 minutes before tee time.  check in, find a cart; stretch, putt on the practice green; hit a few practice balls, if time.

Titleist 915 D2

beryllium Ping eye2

Vokey wedges

Odessey 2 ball putter

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If it is my home course then only 15-25 minutes prior to tee time. Otherwise its usually 1/2 hour to 45 minutes. Spend most of the time chipping and putting to get a feel of the greens. I will then hit the range to see if I'm drawing/fading the ball and will "try" to play that shape shot for the day...

:callaway-small: Jaws 58 wedge

:callaway-small:Paradym 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, P, AW, GW

:callaway-small: Paradym 3wood, 5wood, 7wood and Driver

:odyssey-small: White hot OG Seven putter

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It isn't an hour, and it isn't 15 minutes either. I've played courses it's a five minute walk or more range to tee box.

45 minutes covers it

Unwind the clicgear and load bag, 

Pro shop settle up takes a few minutes.

Meet and greet fellow players

Loosen up.

Hit a small bucket 25 or 40 balls

Roll 12 putts various distances breaks

Be at teebox at least 9 minutes prior. No need to crowd prior, no need to scurry up one minute before own.

Driver FW - Titleist 917

Irons 4 to 8 - Titleist T300 2° flat

Irons 9 to wedges - George Nicoll Royal musclebacks 70s vintage

Putter - Scotty Cameron Select blackout

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Fix the survey

Button one > at least an hour


Button four > more than an hour

Are same thing

Make Button one 30-60 minutes and survey time blocks make more sense.

Driver FW - Titleist 917

Irons 4 to 8 - Titleist T300 2° flat

Irons 9 to wedges - George Nicoll Royal musclebacks 70s vintage

Putter - Scotty Cameron Select blackout

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I like to get there early and not be rushed. Get myself and my gear ready and head to the range. Do some stretches and start slowly working through my clubs. Finish up chipping and putting and I'm good for the first tee and a good round of golf.I practically grew up on a golf course and this is how I was taught. How many sports do you know where the athletes just jump in without a warm-up? 

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Trunk to the tee, thats me. Been playing all my life and for years I got away with little to no practice but had good muscle memory and touch. Now, at 71 the memory has faded and so the swing/ball striking is mediocre. I think I waited to long as now practice doesn't seem to help much. It only causes physical breakdown. Oh well, I had a good run as a mid to low single digit. Sorry for the OT but just wanted to point out there are consequences if warmup and practice are not part of the regime.  

Anxiety is contagious, please keep yours to yourself ... 

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I average about 30 mins before normal weekend tee times these days. I’ll hit 20 balls on the range and spend the rest of the time chipping and putting. 

Driver: TSR4

3W: Cobra F7

Irons:Ben Hogan Icon

50&54: Ben Hogan Equalizer 2

58: Taylormade Hi Toe 3

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I need to be at the course an hour ahead so I can pay, wet a towel, load the cart, and then head to the range and putting green. This year I’m putting first, then hitting balls since I want to head to the first tee having practiced that shot right before I tee off. It takes me awhile to get loose, I even stretch and roll at home before I leave the house.

Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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45 minutes to an hour.  At my age I need to get loose so I have time to stretch, hit the range, hit the practice green and get my brain ready to play.  If I show up 10 minutes before a tee time the round is a wreck.

Driver; Callaway RAZR Fit

Fairway and hybrids: Callaway X2 Pro

Irons: Mizuno JPX 825

Wedges: Mizuno JPX 825 Pro

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2



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I show up about 45 minutes prior. Gives me a chance to hit the range, putting green and practice some bunker shots. 
usually a small bucket does it. I find that even hitting a few it’s better than not hitting at all. Especially as you get older. 
don’t forget to stretch. 

Witb= Rogue max LS driver

3wood 5 wood and 7 wood all first gen stealth. 
22 degree pxg hybrid 25 degree pxg hybrid  

6-pw Srixon zx5 mkII irons  traded in pxg 0211 from 4 years ago  

50-54-58 edel wedges with moveable weights  

labgolf putter with upgraded shaft  

thats 15 clubs  needless to say not all come to the course with me  


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I shoot for 20 to 30 minutes beforehand. Gives you time to stretch, putt, chip and get a few good swings in. If it's a competition round, I'm there at least 45 min to an hour early to hit the range and dial in the greens for the day. 

D- Titleist TSR2 w Mitsubishi Tensei 50g Stiff 

3w - Titleist TSR2 w/ Mitsubishi Tensei 65g Stiff

HYB - Titleist TSi 18* w/ Mitsubishi Diamana 65g Stiff

Irons - Takomo 101T w/ KBS Tour Stiff 

Wedges - Cleveland RTX ZipCore 52/10 56/12 60/8 w/ TrueTemper T100

Putter - Scotty Cameron Select GoLo S

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1st or 2nd tee time and this part of the year that is a 0600 or 0607 tee time. Doesn't matter. I like 30-45 minutes, mentioned by several others, which wasn't a choice so didn't vote. Get in some chipping and putting, 2 clubs to swing and stretch, and I am ready. We are all regulars so there is a little catching up to do and maybe a war story, then we are off. Don't need much as I play or swing on my mat every day. 

Driver: Callaway Epic 9 degree, stiff (set at 10 degrees with the movable weight in the center}

FW: Callaway Epic 3,5, heaven wood w/ regular shaft (driver shaft in 3 wood, 3 wood shaft in 5 wood, 5 wood shaft in heaven wood, all three set at neutral plus 1 degree)

Hybrids: Callaway BB19 4,6,7 (4 set at neutral plus 1 degree and 6 and 7 set at neutral minus 1 degree for gapping purposes)

Irons: Callaway Rogue ST Max 8, 9, PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 50,54,58

Ball: Titleist Pro V1, 1X, Vice Pro Plus or anything I find that day and try out for the fun of it (I haven't bought balls with my own money in at least 10 years)

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