November 15, 2022
Selecting which tee field to play from could be difficult, however these easy guidelines could make it simpler.
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Choosing the right tee field from which to play is usually a troublesome process — particularly for inexperienced golfers. For some, ego will get in the best way they usually tee it again method too far. For others, naivety leads them to consider they should play from the identical markers each time. And for the remaining, a scarcity of correct info retains them from making an knowledgeable determination on the place to peg it from.
That’s the place we are available in to assist. At this week’s GOLF High 100 Trainer Retreat, in Arizona, we requested teacher Jon Tattersall for a professional’s perspective on selecting the right tees. His reply can function a guiding gentle subsequent time you’re struggling to seek out the proper tee field to your sport.
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“The very best gamers I coach, they cowl about 50 % of the opening with their driver on a par-5,” Tattersall says. “They usually’re overlaying about 60 to 70 % of the opening with driver on a par-4.”
In less complicated phrases, which means when you’re enjoying a par-5 from, say, 520 yards, you must have the ability to hit your tee pictures round 260 yards. Or when you’re enjoying a par-4 from 380 yards, you must have the ability to knock your drives roughly 250 yards.
Tattersall stated that when you hit driver nicely and are nonetheless not overlaying 60 % of the opening on a par-4, it’s time to maneuver up a tee field.
“Most second pictures, for good gamers, come from between 125 and 175 yards,” he says. “So what do you have to work on? Not many 4-irons. In case you are hitting a number of these into greens, you’re not enjoying far sufficient up.”
Heed this recommendation if you end up struggling to find out the correct tees, and don’t be afraid to maneuver up a tee field if want be. Your scorecard (and your enjoying companions) will thanks for it.
Zephyr Melton is an assistant editor for GOLF.com the place he spends his days running a blog, producing and modifying. Previous to becoming a member of the crew at GOLF.com, he attended the College of Texas adopted by stops with Staff USA, the Inexperienced Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He assists on all issues instruction and covers newbie and ladies’s golf.