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  1. 1. What clubs do you put on a tee?

    • Driver?
      159
    • Fairway woods?
      145
    • Hybrids?
      127
    • Irons?
      124
    • Wedges?
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This topic came up in the community call last night and I was curious to hear the communities thoughts on this. 

What clubs do you put on a tee? All? None but driver? or somewhere in between?

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Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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Every club with the exception of my 50, 54, and 58 degree wedges gets put on a tee peg when on the tee box. The irons get teed at flush with the top of the turf or 1/8” above that, MAX. Hybrids are teed about 1/4” above the turf, and fairways not much higher than that, if at all higher.

DR - Callaway Paradym X, Newton Motion 4-Dot

4W - T.E. Exotics C722, Diamana D+ 82-S

HYB - Paradym X 18*, HZRDUS Smoke Red 80S; Sub 70 949X 21*, same shaft

7W (if played) - Callaway Epic Flash, ACCRA Tour X 80S

Irons - Cobra Forged Tec X (5-GW), KBS TGI 75-R

Wedges - Edison 2.0, 53* and 57* (bent to 58*), KBS TGI 100

Putter - Makefield VS custom, 34", 67* lie, 1.75* loft

Ball - Maxfli Tour-X CG (2023) or Vice Pro Plus (OnCore ELIXR or Maxfli Tour S in winter)

Bags - Vessel

Cart - MotoCaddy M7 Remote (without the remote)

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driver / off the tee is no longer a weakness for me!

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I can very much see that I am in the minority here for many of these situations haha

I only tee my driver. The rest off the deck with the exception if I really need to get the ball high quick or if elevation is a larger factor. In that case I may tee up an iron or others. However for the most part it is drop the ball find a decent spot and let it fly!

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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Majority of the time everything gets a tee.  Occasionally I'll just throw it down and hit but that's few and far between.  

We do have one par 4 though that I will tee off with driver off the deck most of the time.

Driver: :taylormade-small: SLDR w/ Fujikura Ventus Black

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: :cleveland-small: 5i - gap Launcher CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

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

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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I tee everything but wedges. Like others, I tee irons just off the top of the turf. Everything else goes at the height I like them.

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What's in the bag:

Driver Taylormade R15, 3W Callaway RazrFit Extreme, 5W - Cobra Fly Z XL, Heat II Single Length Irons 4-AW, SW, LW

What's on my feet: Squarz/Under Armour Charged Draw 2

Bag Boy Quad XL Push Cart w/Bag Boy CB15 bag

Where I play:  Baja Country Club - Ensenada, Baja Califorinia, Mexico/Bajamar Oceanfront Golf Resort, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

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I do for all woods/hybrids and depending on the tee box will for irons but if the tee box is good then I place my ball.

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:ping-small: 3W

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 5's (4-6) w/ KBS Tour V

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 7's (7-PW) w/ KBS Tour V

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I’ll tee everything except wedges. But it’s rare that you’re going to use a wedge on the tee box anyway. Always give yourself any advantage you can. The tee height is typically even to the top of the grass or 1/16” above for the irons, hybrids and fairway woods.Then go up for the driver.

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:cobra-small: 3 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex

:cobra-small: 5 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 5 Hybrid King Tec MMT R Flex

:cobra-small: Irons, Tour UST Recoil 95 R Flex (6 - Gap)

:cobra-small: Wedges, Snakebite KBS Hi- Rev2.0 54* & 60*

:cobra-small: Agera 35"

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If allowed everything on top of a tee in the tee box area except wedges, although using a wedge off a tee on a par 3 is something rarely seen by me as well.

Short tees at grass level for irons, slightly higher for utility club or fairways, and higher for the driver for me.

Driver & Fairway: :titleist-small: Titleist TSR3 10 degree - :Fuji: Ventus TR Blue & :titleist-small: TSR3 15 - :projectx: Project X Hzrdus Smoke Black 

Hybrid: :callaway-small: Callaway Apex UW 19 - :projectx: Hzrdus Smoke Black

Irons: :titleist-small: Titleist T200 3G (4) & T150 - (5-G) - :projectx: Project X LZ 

Wedges: :vokey-small: Vokey SM8 54, and 58

Putter: :cameron-small: Cameron Phantom X 7

Ball: :titleist-small: Pro V1 & :maxfli: Maxfli Tour

 

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8 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

This topic came up in the community call last night and I was curious to hear the communities thoughts on this. 

What clubs do you put on a tee? All? None but driver? or somewhere in between?

Always tee it up on the tee box regardless of the club in hand! In my own experience it is such an advantage. I play with lots of folks that don't use a tee for irons/wedges and if that works for you that is great, but I always watch them with a bit of apprehension.

Driver: Titleist TSR3 9* | T2 track setting | C4 hosel setting | Fujikura Ventus TR Black 7X

3 wood: Titleist TSi3 15* | T track setting | B4 hosel setting | Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7X

5 wood: Titleist TSR2 18* | C4 hosel setting | Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8S

Hybrid: PXG 0317 22* | Standard hosel setting | Hand Crafted Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5 105g

Irons: Titleist T100 Black | 5-P | True Temper AMT Tour White X100

Wedges: Vokey SM9 Jet Black | 50.08F, 54.12D, 58.08M | True Temper AMT Tour White S300

Putter: Scotty Cameron Champions Choice Button Back Newport 2.5+

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Driver and fw's. I used to tee all irons but only do so now on long irons; 3hyi, 4i and sometimes 5i.  For the rest I find that I tend to make better strikes and have better green holding results finding a nice fluffy spot and hitting w/o a tee.  Our tees are really well maintained and that helps this option.  

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:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

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As mentioned I essentially only tee up driver, but I am willing to change or try. 

My thought is I don't get to tee up in the fairway and still hit good to great shots there. I can get that same thing on the tee box by not teeing up. Putting the ball on s tee there while not massively does change that and would be the abnormal lie compared to what I play throughout the round. 

It's an interesting topic and maybe I will trying putting on a tee more often. What's the harm?

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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I heard this topic while we were playing on the 5th fairway and wasn't sure I heard it right as I was hitting fairway hybrid in the fairway and it caught me as coming into the middle of a conversation as tees don't get used in the middle of the fairway.  

I have two heights of tee in my pocket, 2 3/4" and 1 1/4".  The longer for all long shaft clubs set to an appropriate height determined by use for what works best for each club.  The shorter for irons to get the ball to grass top height for a chance to click it off the clubface without a rendition of "turf farming" on the pretty short grass of the tee box.

I prefer bright orange because it is hidden by the ball when hitting but stands out well against the grass when looking for it once I know where I am likely going to find where the ball went.

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I use a tee for driver, 3w, 3h, 4u, 5-7i

8i-LW, I do not. 
 

No real reason beyond preference. I don’t like hitting high lofted irons or wedges off tees. The 7i is mostly a tee, but sometimes not. Kinda depends on the condition of the tee box.

 

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3h: :ping-small: G430 19° Tour 2/Stiff

4u:   :titleist-small:  T200 Utility Build 24° Hzrdus 6.0

5i-7i:  :titleist-small: T200 25°-30.5° Recoil 110 f4

8i-PW: :titleist-small: T150 36°-44° Recoil 110 f4

50°:   :vokey-small:SM-8 

54° & 58°:   :ping-small: Glide Forged Pro

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I use one for everything but wedges. I need every advantage I can get.

In the bag:
Driver: :titelist-small: TSR2 Project X HZRDUS Black 5.5
Fairway: :callaway-small: Apex UW 19° & 21° Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Black 5.5

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 923 HMP 5-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Wedges: :mizuno-small: T-22 Denim Copper 48°, 52° & 56° UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Putter :Sub70: Sycamore 005 Wide Blade
Bag: 
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All clubs get a tee, although I've never had an opportunity for my SW and LW.  Since I rarely take a divot, I get better contact when the ball is sitting just slightly elevated with all clubs; driver gets a long tee.

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Every once in a great while, I will hit my 8i, 9i, and PW off the turf on the teeing ground if the lie is flat and grass is good. Otherwise, as I posted earlier, all shots from the teeing ground are played off of a peg, even if it is set so that the top of the tee is at the top of the turf or just a hair above it.

DR - Callaway Paradym X, Newton Motion 4-Dot

4W - T.E. Exotics C722, Diamana D+ 82-S

HYB - Paradym X 18*, HZRDUS Smoke Red 80S; Sub 70 949X 21*, same shaft

7W (if played) - Callaway Epic Flash, ACCRA Tour X 80S

Irons - Cobra Forged Tec X (5-GW), KBS TGI 75-R

Wedges - Edison 2.0, 53* and 57* (bent to 58*), KBS TGI 100

Putter - Makefield VS custom, 34", 67* lie, 1.75* loft

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Bags - Vessel

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driver / off the tee is no longer a weakness for me!

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13 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

Driver and fw's. I used to tee all irons but only do so now on long irons; 3hyi, 4i and sometimes 5i.  For the rest I find that I tend to make better strikes and have better green holding results finding a nice fluffy spot and hitting w/o a tee.  Our tees are really well maintained and that helps this option.  

I dond this interesting because, while I can stop Irons all the way up to and including my 3I from a nice lie in the fairway, I definitely find that when I tee an iron (from the box of course) it gives me that much more control.  Probably because there is very little chance of anything getting between the iron face and the ball. But hey, everybody's stroke is a bit different so what works for me...interesting how our results differ.

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  • FW - TM M3 3-wood 15°, Project-X HZRDUS Red 6.0 75 gr. mid-spin
  • Hybrid - TM M4 19°, Project-X Evenflow Black 6.0S 85 gr. HY 
  • Irons - TM P790, 3-PW, Oban CT-115, PXG 311 P Gen 6
  • Wedges - Mizuno T20 Ion blue 52/9 & 56/14, N.S. Pro Modus3 S-flex
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4 hours ago, EasyPutter said:

I prefer bright orange because it is hidden by the ball when hitting but stands out well against the grass when looking for it once I know where I am likely going to find where the ball went.

I drives me crazy when I get a bag of tees and 20%+ are green! Is that a marketing ploy to get us to lose them and buy more?  Maybe they should make camo golf balls…

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Appreciate everyone chiming in and sharing their preference! 

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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Always use a tee on the "tee" box.  Take advantage of a most perfect lie.  😃

 

Driver - TSi3 10.75* - Fujikura Speeder 661 TR

Fairway - TSi2 14.25* - Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.1 

Fairway - TSR1 17.0* - Fujikura Vista Pro 65S

Hybrid - TSR1 20.0* - Fujikura Atmos Red Tour 75  

Hybrid - TSR1 23.0* - Fujikura Atmos Red Tour 75

Irons - T350 (2023) - 6-48W - True Temper AMT Red 95g-107g

Wedges - Vokey SM9 - 52.08F, 56.10S - True Temper AMT Red 94 

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Putter - 2023 Scotty Cameron Super Select Squareback 2 35" 

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driver,  3w, 5w. 5 and 6 iron.  I found that if I use a tee, even a mini with lower clubs the ball tends to hook.  now, it is probably my mechanics, but also being a novice player I have not dived into altering my swing for adjustments off the tee.  I'll take a club up if an iron is needed instead off the tee box

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  Whenever I can tee it up I do.  Adjusting heights as I con down through the clubs.  

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