Red tee markers can have two meanings. If the red tees are behind the white tees , it is usually for championship play. The forward tees usually offer the shortest yardage on the course. Green tee markers often have shorter yardage than even the red tee markers, and usually indicate where juniors and beginners hit from.
The tee markers are deemed to be fixed – but only for your first shot on the teeing ground of the hole you are playing. So in teeing off, you cannot move the tee markers . (General Penalty for breach is 2 strokes or loss of hole in match play.)
A general rule of thumb to determine which tee box is right for you is if you hit your driver under 200 yards, play from the closest tee. If you hit from 200-225 the next farthest tee, and so on. When you are hitting 275+ accurately you should be playing the farthest tees back.
50 or older
You can use a tee not to exceed 6 inches anywhere on the fairway or rough. This rule gives you a better chance of striking the ball without dribbling the ball a few yards away. ( You probably notice how the professionals take a divot most of the time they strike the ball on the fairway .)
Championship/ Back tees are for lower handicapped golfers; most often men. Member/ Middle tees are for middle to higher handicapped male golfers, low- handicap or long hitting ladies, and low- handicap or long-hitting senior men.
When starting a hole, if you play a ball from outside the teeing area (including from a wrong set of tee markers on the same hole or a different hole): Match Play. There is no penalty and you play your ball as it lies, but your opponent may cancel the stroke in which case you must play from inside the teeing area.
Where can I tee it from? Your ball must be between the two markers, but you can stand outside. You may tee your ball up to two club-lengths behind the markers, but not an inch in front. Your front foot can be in front of the markers, though.
Play the ball as it lies. Don’t move, bend, or break anything growing or fixed, except in fairly taking your stance or swing. Don’t press anything down. You may lift natural objects not fixed or growing, except in a water hazard or bunker.
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White Tees : Men’s tees , middle to high handicap, typically the middle option of all the tee boxes , and used by most men. Blue Tees : Men’s tees , mostly used for championship or tournament play , and for low handicap male golfers.
7-Iron Smart Distance On average, each bracket loses four yards, with those who are 60+ have a 140-yard Smart Distance with their 7-iron. Even though the older age brackets are hitting it shorter, their approach shot handicaps are actually improving. The best approach shot handicap falls in the 11-20 bracket, at 13.0.
However this data is for average golfers, the PGA members are a class apart from their swing speeds in the range of 110 to 125 miles per hour , which is awesome. So a PGA level senior player would have a swing speed of 105 to 120 mph speed.
50 years (June 16, 1970)