How Far Do You Hit Your 7-iron? The Answer Will Tell You Which Tees To Play

Playing golf from the appropriate set of tees is a great way to derive a lot more enjoyment from the game.

At the same time, how do we really know how to determine credibly what those tees should be for each of us?

A few years ago at the British Columbia Golf Annual General Meeting we were very fortunate to have as a guest speaker well-known and respected USGA Agronomist Larry Gilhuly who addressed that very subject in a simple and straightforward manner.

You can see that presentation by clicking this link Why You Should Tee It Forward

In keeping with that theme we present a more recent article penned by Josh Sens for which addresses a very reasonable method for determing just which tees will best suit our game. 


How Far Do You Hit Your 7-iron? The Answer Will Tell You Which Tees To Play


Here’s a tip: You probably shouldn’t be playing from the tips.

Deep down, you know this. But for whatever reason — ego, peer pressure, lack of better options — you wind up taking on more course than you can handle.

You are not alone. According to the USGA, in a survey of more than 700 PGA and LPGA professionals, 92 percent said that it is “extremely common” or “somewhat common” for golfers to peg it from too far back. And the evidence isn’t merely anecdotal. Scoring data shows that roughly 75 percent of female golfers and 50 percent of male golfers play from distances that exceed their abilities.

The consequences? Aside from higher scores, rounds become a grind, and golf becomes less fun.

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