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#31 Shilgy

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 08:55 PM

View PostAaronwilson_95, on 24 June 2017 - 09:33 AM, said:

I started to read that. 20 mph head wind and getting 16-18 yards of roll out with an iron?
That's where I stopped.

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 06:14 PM

I always tee up. Just like the little assistance to get underneath the ball and that seems to really help me get it up in the air.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 11:36 AM

I always use the Green Monster 1 1/8" tees. Very easy to get into the ground and create the ideal tee shot.
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Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:51 AM

I heard Lee Trevino was asked why he uses a tee on par 3's.  "Cause I play for money".
Edit: I don't know if he really said that, but it's good enough for me.  I also was told by someone that while playing in Arizona he was approached by a little man (Corey Pavin) after throwing a club and told he shouldn't do that because he wasn't good enough to care that much.  That story is also good enough for me.  I don't throw my clubs when upset and always use a tee.  I do wish someone had a story about snap hooks.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 07:58 PM

9 iron or less, no tee


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 04:26 PM

Tee it up!

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:34 PM

Most of the times it depends if there is a short or broken tee nearby.  Maybe that is why I struggle.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:48 PM

I prefer a nice grass lie for any iron shorter than a 4. For whatever reason when I see the ball teed up I try to sweep it, resulting in thin shots and monster hooks.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:47 PM

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:33 PM

I always tee it up now, there was a point when i didnt for short irons but teeing it up helps me focus on getting down and through the ball. as a mediocre golfer i need all the help i can get


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 12:40 PM

When I play an executive course I don't but thats because I'm using the round as a driving range/practice setting. Gives me a true (or truer) reading of distance and lets me simulate for the most part a normal round shot. In a normal round I do what Jack said and tee it every time I'm allowed. One less variable when the balls on a tee. I have done the old school trick of teeing a fairway wood by pounding the ground to build a tee but that was mainly to get in my opponent/partners head a little. The younger guys go "what exactly are you doing" the older guys go "who does that anymore". Always smile and wink then hit it fat :)
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 04:52 PM

i always tee it up unless hitting into a strong wind, trying to keep it low.

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 02:55 PM

Tee it 99/100 times.  Every once in a while I'm hitting to a back flag or a ridge and need to make sure I keep it short.  I know my numbers well enough that I don't want the extra 3 or so yards a tee might give me, but for one reason or another I want to play it back in my stance instead of hitting higher and I don't want to play a fade.  Its a rare combination of things, but sometimes it just makes sense to want to take a full swing and purposely not get all I can get from it...

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:22 PM

Boy I do every darn time. Can't get a better lie.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 01:28 AM

always tee it up.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:37 AM

Always a tee but just barely up enough to call it a good lie . If a long iron i tee it up s touch and sweep it off the tee . If you play off Bermuda boxes you will know why. Some are dead into the grain and you can effect your shot a great deal without a tee
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:06 PM

Always use one.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:11 PM

Always a tee

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 10:31 PM

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:34 PM

We had a short debate once on whether the players could tee up every shot in a scramble (not just the tee shot, but approach shots, everything).

Although we quickly reached agreement that such a move seemed a step too far even in a scramble, nobody questioned why one would want to tee up a shot if provided the opportunity even where you were already permitted to improve your lie.

I always tee it up.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:03 PM

Tee it up every time, tee it fairly low on short irons little higher on long irons.

Will  go a little higher if I am between clubs and trying to take a little off.  As hitting a little high on the club face tend to take some distance off.
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:13 PM

I tee it up, mostly.  
Sometimes, I will hit my club into the ground to create a little bump to put the ball on.  Mostly a tee though.  
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:31 PM

View Postportsider44, on 13 February 2018 - 09:03 PM, said:

Tee it up every time, tee it fairly low on short irons little higher on long irons.

Will  go a little higher if I am between clubs and trying to take a little off.  As hitting a little high on the club face tend to take some distance off.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:33 PM

I tee it up if I want to hit it really high or get a bit of extra spin. Otherwise is off the deck.
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:11 AM

always a tee... those who don't use them have a BAD swing.....)


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:17 PM

Always a tee, but very low.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:38 PM

View Posthennesy, on 18 February 2018 - 12:17 PM, said:

Always a tee, but very low.

Same here :)

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 03:07 PM

I always tee it up. I need every advantage I can get as a hicap player

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 04:29 PM

I only tee up the driver. When I practice, I'm hitting my shots off the grass so why would I tee it up on a par 3? It would be completely different if you had to drop your ball and play it as it lies. I wonder if Nicklaus did it because of the grass conditions on the tees? I would assume that the grass on the greens, fairways, and tees are shorter now than when originally started doing it.
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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:42 PM

Always as it seems wrong not to improve my lie if legal. I feel that I can control my distance with a tee a little especially with shorter irons.

Edited by Pulledabill, 21 February 2018 - 03:43 PM.


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